Burntpartboys 082913
4.3 / 5 Rated by 39 members
Review from David Newman

A solid new musical with a talented, engaging cast and terrific staging and direction. Recommended!

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Randall K.

The musical itself is not great - the story it trite and the music and lyrics are pedestrian and unmemorable. The cast is mediocre at best, and the singing is often off key. Made 90 minutes feel like 3 hours.

reviewed Sep 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sheryl Baca

Wonderful. Talented cast. I would see it again !!!!

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Daniel P Faigin

For the full write-up, with links, see http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=8633

Journeys and hills. That’s a good characterization of yesterday. We journeyed over a hill yesterday afternoon to celebrate the life journey of a friend that passed...continued

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ed West

Parking was easy if you used their valet otherwise not so easy. Seats were not comfortable. The music was okay but not the bluegrass we expected.
The cast very talented. All the voices were impressive. The sets were clever and worked well.

reviewed Oct 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from AFDEN63

A tale told mostly through song with a very talented well balanced cast with strong voices. Dynamic staging greatly enhances the pace of the show. The setting is West Virginia, the music "blue-grass." Go see it

reviewed Oct 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Valerie

A fantastic show. The story is suspenseful and scary in parts. The music and vocals are thrilling, and every performance is overflowing with passion. I am glad that I saw it in previews and will see it again near the end of the run!

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mia Forbes

Took my teenaged kids for my birthday. Loved the singing, really excellent voices and songs, musicians. All round a great play and my kids admitted they didn't hate it, which says an awful lot :-)

reviewed Sep 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from techy

Very interesting play is a cultural record of coal mining. Actors were great! Music affective in taking audience to the coal mines... Felt the trapped feelings of the kids... Well done set that morphed from one place to another... Unique...continued

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bonnie Hellman Brown

Beautifully directed....interesting story

reviewed Oct 11 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dr. Barbra Rubin

The singing was good for the most part

reviewed Oct 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Drew Loben

This was an out of the ordinary piece of work....sort of operetta....all music...but the story was quite culturally reflective and I thought the overall production and the casting was excellent.....I've done community and professional theater for...continued

reviewed Sep 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ivelaw P.

The actors are all good and sing well, but each song sounds like the one before. Needs work.

reviewed Sep 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mike Shapiro

A polished production with some fabulous performances and a likeable score, but a weak story that doesn't withstand a lot of thinking through.

reviewed Sep 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Tamara T.

The production was terrific. The actors were wonderful; I really enjoyed it! The theatre staff as a whole was quite unfriendly, the one exception was the very warm and friendly gentleman accepting tickets.

reviewed Sep 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Musiccat

An engaging, heartwarming story in a very intimate setting. I thoroughly enjoyed the music, the singing, and the characters.

reviewed Sep 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard Goldberg

I have to start by saying that any issues with this production have to do with the source material itself. The actors all gave fantastic performances, the musicians were great, and the staging (including the set design) was well-done. I saw...continued

reviewed Sep 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Skprice

Great singing and pretty good acting. Solid value for the price

reviewed Sep 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Justin

Didn't know what to expect coming into this show with this company, but I LOVED it! The actors were all phenomenal, strong leads, and amazing harmonies. The band rocked. A great show and I'd definitely see it again.

reviewed Sep 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stan Roth

Painful. I went because of the promise of bluegrass music but the repetitive, boring score had almost nothing to do with bluegrass, the book was silly and cliched, and the obviously talented cast were pushed to play every moment waaay over the...continued

reviewed Sep 27 2013 report as inappropriate
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