Jacquesbrel 050613
4.3 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from Holly Wolfe
Red Velvet 159 events 108 reviews

New venue for us and what a nice surprise! The show was thoughtful and educational. Well sung and acted by the entire cast!

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan F.
Red Velvet 56 events 20 reviews

This was a 5 star performance in a charming small theater! The performers' singing and the playing from the 3 person band conveyed the Jacques Brel persona perfectly! The set matched the mood and was well executed. The Costa Mesa Playhouse,...continued

reviewed Jun 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from First Woman
Red Velvet 57 events 18 reviews

Very entertaining and unusual! Not your "normal" performance, but we all enjoyed it very much. And - the little theater in COsta Mesa is delightful! It has an intimate, cosy feeling, which we all enjoyed. There's not a bag seat in the...continued

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill Dorgeloh
174 events 149 reviews

Very enjoyable. Great flow of his exceptional music. Good cookies too.

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Eleanor Roberts
72 events 53 reviews

Fantastic experience. The music was wonderful and the 4 performers were excellent. We had front row seats, which added to the experience. A nice, small, very comfortable venue. Highly recommend.

reviewed Jun 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from A. Melchi
24 events 19 reviews

Cleverly staged production a little uneven in the first act when I got the feeling the mikes were not adjusted properly. Jacques Brel's songs left the audience so moved that applause was nearly always delayed while we "came back" emotionally.
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reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from KittyKatKris
21 events 15 reviews

Just "OK". Hadn't been to this particular theater before, liked the fact that it was so small, everyone had a good seat (I had a great seat, front row). There were 4 people in this production, plus a live band (is it called a "band" if they just...continued

reviewed Jun 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jennie rawson
44 events 14 reviews

The most wonderful experience
It took me at least 50 years back when I saw Jacque Brel alive and living in Paris
It was a fantastic show then and it was now
Enjoyed every minute

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from MB
15 events 13 reviews

Unusual play well done. True musical,no talking and singing was excellent. Not for young children. Glad I went. Theater comfortable, good views of stage.

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Charles Blach
12 events 7 reviews

I enjoyed the show tremendously - the 4 actors were all excellent and the music delivery by the pianist, other instruments and conductor made the show complete. The venue was nice and parking was very easy. ENJOY

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dorian
8 events 6 reviews

Good, Show the live music really made the show come to life

reviewed Jun 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from foxiebob
28 events 3 reviews

A wonderful show. Love this small theater with great heart. The performers were so full of energy and spirit, the show seemed to build-getting more fun with every sung note and dance step. Can't wait to see more shows at this local venue.
Bob Fox

reviewed Jun 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jami Bartlett
10 events 3 reviews

I think the show was very good. Rarely performed, JB... is passionate and devastating and silly, and the cast has to be first-rate and totally committed to every line of music. We thought that each cast member owned each of these songs. 3 kind...continued

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Delilah Shank
12 events 3 reviews

This is Cabaret at its purest, and a solid production. The space is intimate and quite appropriate for the style of the show. As a four person show, the expert cast solos, acts as back up, and act as well as they sing. This is definitely a...continued

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeanne
8 events 3 reviews

Well done and fun to watch and listen. The one song, Ne Me Quitte Pas, sung in French and accompanied on the piano by the singer, made it all a Brel experience.

reviewed Jun 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Tony Bisson
2 events 2 reviews

I want to thank everyone who put on this fantastic show! I brought three friends who had never heard of Jacques Brel and they all left the theatre as new fans.
The four singers kept getting more warmed up and by the second act the show reached...continued

reviewed May 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from masseling
11 events 1 review

Great performance.
Excellent singers and accompanying musicians. Loved the choreography!
The one song in French was not quite loud enough, sang at the piano rather backstage.
I think the translations of the chansons are very good, though in...continued

reviewed Jun 21 2013 report as inappropriate