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Floyd Collins Reviews

Theater Wit (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

"Floyd Collins"
28 ratings
3.9 average rating
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37 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

This was a wonderful presentation of a beautiful and difficult work, musically done to perfection. I enjoyed it much more than I had expected to. It was very moving.

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j
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71 reviews
15 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

Music is forgettable, voices except for sister not great, acting good. Left at intermission and looked up Floyd on Wikipedia to see if they got him out.

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13 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

The historical event detailed by the show was interesting. But the music from the show didn't really contribute much to the plot and really slowed down the pace of the show. Most of the music didn't really have a consistent melody, nor much...continued

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GVB
49 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

A beautiful and moving production of one of the best musicals of modern times. The cast is generally very strong, especially the actor in the title role -- his acting and singing were astonishingly good. The music, by Adam Guettel, is rich,...continued

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JBN
9 events
2 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

I really loved this show. The lead actors are extremely well cast -- gorgeous voices and fantastic acting especially from Floyd and his 2 siblings. There are many standout performances in the ensemble as well, making for a very well rounded cast....continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

The show was awesome! The cast was very good and the direction was incredible. The music to this play is impossible to sing (and gorgeous) and the mostly young cast does a fantastic job. I saw it on their first preview and many of the actors...continued

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39 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 22 2012

Thought the performance was great! A few songs dragged, but there performers were great and the story was interesting.

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22 reviews
41 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

Miner trapped in his life and in a Kentucky mine, set to blue grass music.
Good voices but the play and some of the songs went on far too long.

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45 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

Although I felt the actors did a great job and had wonderful voices I just don't agree with the description of an "intriguing bluegrass-meets-classical score". It did not sound anything like bluegrass OR classical! Some of the songs were...continued

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37 reviews
30 stars
attended Jun 22 2012

Even though this is a musical, it is very dark. The play including the 10 minute intermission was 2 hours and 20 minutes - too long! The young man playing Floyd Collins has a wonderful voice.

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36 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 30 2012

Very strong performances and a perfect set. With time, this play has all that is needed to become a classic modern day opera.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 22 2012

All in all, a good show. Vocally - amazing. However as this show is based on a true story, the cast was almost entirely too young - especially Floyd, Homer and Miss Jane.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

Gorgeous score, fine vocalists and fascinating story.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

Wonderful music. Simple storytelling with a simple set. We particularly liked Greg Foster as Skeets Miller and Jon Harrison who played Floyd's brother Homer. They both found a natural realism within the world of the play. The show was a bit long...continued

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Michael Hirt
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 05 2012

Wonderful evening in the theatre. Emotionally stirring. Exquisite performances by Floyd and Homer Collins. I highly recommend this show.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 08 2012

Good voices, well acted and well designed.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 21 2012

The acting and singing was just okay. The set was terrible aa was the direction. It was more community theater than professional. I am glad that I used Goldstar because it would not have been worth the full ticket price.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 29 2012

The play was beyond good; we were surprised by what we saw and how excellent it was. Highly recommed going to see Floyd Collins.

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jeffmward
32 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 21 2012

Fine, fine production of a difficult, yet excellent, score.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 21 2012

A worthwile night at the theater. The performances are engaging and the story compelling. The songs in the first act include a lot of exposition, making the play feel like an opera, not bad but no show stoppers. The second act begins with a more...continued

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