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Rated by 10 members
Judith Black
Review from Judith Black
47 events 18 reviews

Love this show and Sondheim's intent with it. The lead was brilliant as the Shogun, but inauthentic and squeaky (singing) in her primary role as narrator. Also, the concept of using masks for the Caucasian characters quickly twists our ability...continued

reviewed May 16 2019 report as inappropriate
Nancy Lane
Review from Nancy Lane
29 events 10 reviews

Pacific Overtures is one of my favorite Sondheim musicals, having seen the original production many years ago. The Lyric Stage production tried hard, but was somewhat disappointing. Not all the singers were strong, and it seemed that more...continued

reviewed May 11 2019 report as inappropriate
goldstar
Review from goldstar
27 events 7 reviews

No two productions of this show are at all alike, and the finale always gets updated to reflect present day. So worth seeing with this dedicated cast, no matter how many times you've seen it before.

reviewed May 11 2019 report as inappropriate
DJJudith
Review from DJJudith
16 events 3 reviews

the creativity of the staging was wonderful! i found the show hard to relate to emotionally because there was barely any character development - I couldn't tell you the name of any character...the romp through history was interesting and fun, but...continued

reviewed May 11 2019 report as inappropriate
Marge Woocher
Review from Marge Woocher
5 events 2 reviews

Wonderful direction of classic and difficult and complex Sondheim musical theater. Excellent on all counts. Very talented cast, clever use of limited space, in all a magical time.

reviewed May 12 2019 report as inappropriate