Sideshow 920

Side Show Reviews

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts (Concord, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

36 ratings
4.4 average rating
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18 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

we were very impressed with the professional performances
great story and music highly recommended for anyone
a must see

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

The show was fantastic. Great new sound system. Only complaint is the seats are narrow and hard so it was not comfortable to sit for the almost 3 hours!

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AliciaO
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

The "brand new sound system" was AWFUL, and a few people were definitely miscast. Someone in the band was out of tune. That being said, the majority of the cast was pretty good, in particular the actor who played Terry. The actresses playing the...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

This was a wonderful production of a little-known Broadway show. The new sound system that was installed was well worth the price; many community theater shows are plagued with sound problems, but the sound here was crisp and clear and mixed...continued

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 08 2013

I didn't know anything about the show or the company and was amazed at the quality of the performance....given that it was a community theater performance....and not an easy play to mount...good voices, staging, etc. Really quite a feat. I'll...continued

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5 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 07 2013

Everything about this show was AMAZING!!! Very talented cast; beautiful voices; costumes, choreography, orchestra, lighting, etc. A "must see!"

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23 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts makes really good choices for their prodcutions. First "Red" and now "Sideshow". You would think a show about Siamese Twins would be odd and really out there. Surprise, it's a very tradtional musical with a...continued

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17 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

Journeyed all the way from Hingham to catch this show. Did this to see Next to Normal last year. These shows are not exactly mainstream Boston. But the productions are worth the trip. The choir I sang with (Lyric Theatre Singers of Montreal)...continued

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

Absolutely loved it! Every actor was superb! Enjoyed looking at the costumes with the orginality! Particular achnowledgement to the audio portion. Could hear every word! So well announciated!

The only exception was how cold the theater was...continued

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

I've seen a few productions at the emerson umbrella. They are always well put on, but the atmosphere is akin to a high school, which detracts slightly from the quality of the performance.

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 01 2013

Terrific show--great voices, excellent sound system, compelling story with very real connections among the principals. Only critique was that the constant changing positions of the bleachers detracted from the flow of the show. No need to turn...continued

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

We loved the show and enjoyed the evening! The Actors had wonderful voices, the costumes were colorful, interesting and changed often. We thought the acting was engaging. The orchestra had a powerful sound and the auditorium was filled with...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 01 2013

Wonderful Friday night activity! Went with an old friend & her boyfriend as well as my boyfriend. We had some red wine & beer. Tasty popcorn & a fabulous performance!

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 08 2013

"Side Show" was fantastic! Super show. Great costumes and great seats!

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Steve
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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

I guess my expectations were completely off. I was expecting something like "Little Shop of Horrors" musical as that is a really fun whimsical farce. When I saw the title: "SideShow - a circus act of conjoined twins" I figured that it had to...continued

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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

The voices were amazing, the acting superior, especially the female leads in challenging roles. I was not familiar with the show but it was a worthwhile theatrical experience. If done this well, this is one of those lost gems that should be...continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

While the cast obviously tried very hard. There was a reason why nobody has heard of this musical. Not one memorable song.

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

It was a wonderful production - great singing and acting- the cast was very talented

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

Based on a true story: Amazing performances all around of a show with such feeling and heart... powerful, moving, must-see!

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

Sideshow was a big undertaking for a small theatre company. The cast, many professionally trained, did well with a scaled down stage and limited costume budget. A few standout performances from Anthony Pires, Jr. as Jake, Tim McShea as Terry...continued

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