Geesbend 091113
4.7 / 5 Rated by 81 members
Review from Robin Rothrock
Red Velvet 183 events 123 reviews

Very happy to see that the house was crowded! A solid 4 stars, almost 5. A unique theater experience, really very glad that we attended. Roz White was terrific and Deirdra Starnes's interpretation of Nella was spot on. Cast overall was totally...continued

reviewed Oct 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from JB
Red Velvet 32 events 19 reviews

Fantastic voices and an inspiring story. The theatre is very intimate, with the one drawback being the not very comfortable seats. But with such an engaging performance, that can be overlooked.

reviewed Oct 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Gail Weigl
Red Velvet 53 events 17 reviews

This is a terrific production, beautifully staged, acted and sung. A must see!!

reviewed Sep 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan
Red Velvet 47 events 12 reviews

Everyone enjoyed the play. The music was wonderful. Highly recommend this show.

reviewed Oct 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan
Red Velvet 47 events 12 reviews

We had a wonderful time. The music was wonderful. There was a substitute that night. You could not tell because the substitute did an excellent job. Recommend the play. It was very good.

reviewed Oct 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from DH1
264 events 190 reviews

An interesting story, but I found it somewhat fragmented. I liked the way it was staged and the actors harmonized great together even though I'm not sure all the songs were necessary. At points I would have like less singing and more story.

reviewed Sep 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from spdavis5
86 events 65 reviews

We were fortunate to have seen the fantastic exhibition of Gee's Bend quilts at the Corcoran in 2004. The quilts come from a remote African-American community on the Alabama River. Now the story of this community is told in an enchanting musical...continued

reviewed Sep 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Allan
77 events 57 reviews

Great singing voices. Well acted and staged...

reviewed Sep 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from BVF
53 events 45 reviews

The play was excellent!! I attended the documentary about the Gees Bend Quilts, prior to the play and it helped tremendously in terms of understanding the context of the play. The play was actually worth 5 stars but I gave 4 because the seats,...continued

reviewed Oct 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from mimosas
40 events 29 reviews

great

reviewed Nov 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dorothy
85 events 26 reviews

Beautiful voices. Good story and acting.

reviewed Oct 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Zaylaa
30 events 24 reviews

Emotional story...you will laugh and cry..A must see.

reviewed Sep 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jloewen
35 events 24 reviews

Theater is easy to get to, with incredibly convenient parking. Play has little subtlety; but the singing and the music are great.

reviewed Oct 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from The Beahlers
39 events 16 reviews

All four of us found the show stirring and extremely well acted.
Also the singing was superb. The cast received a well-deserved
standing ovation.

reviewed Oct 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Culture Bearer
14 events 13 reviews

Great theater space, more locals should take advantage of the productions here. This particular play was not as good as it could have been because the script was weak. The actors were excellent and the production was good, but the powerful story...continued

reviewed Sep 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Lc Banks
44 events 12 reviews

Just Wonderful!! The play is poignant, funny, well acted and well sung.

reviewed Sep 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from mickeys39
45 events 9 reviews

Excellent cast
Fascinating Story
Great music

reviewed Sep 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Judy
11 events 9 reviews

The show was beyond awesome. In most shows one of the actors stands out but in this one, they all were fantastic - gorgeous voices and superb acting. The show will make you weep as it theatrically and musically describes the oppression of black...continued

reviewed Oct 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Me
77 events 9 reviews

The story line and subplots weren't developed at all. The writer scratched the surface on the themes she had running throughout the play. And the singing? Every actress went flat at some point or another and for extended periods of time. Being...continued

reviewed Oct 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Doug
12 events 9 reviews

We thought it was an excellent production. The four actors did a wonderful job and the music was great. It tells a wonderful story of a family survived and grew despite many problems.

reviewed Sep 29 2013 report as inappropriate
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