1213696 bigriver 122010 v2
Rated by 24 members
Sandy
Review from Sandy
197 events 40 reviews

The actors were really talented! I enjoyed the show very much. A bit long with intermission. Snacks sold during intermission. Much needed bathroom break! Auditorium was pretty good compared to many of the others I've been to. If it weren't so far,...continued

reviewed Feb 13 2011 report as inappropriate
Charles Evans
Review from Charles Evans
404 events 34 reviews

Superb show
All did well but stand out dramatically and musically was LaMont Ridgell as Jim

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Erica Lobb
Review from Erica Lobb
40 events 31 reviews

My first time at CCCT, and I'll definitely be back. The entire experience was enjoyable - house staff was pleasant, not a bad seat in the theatre (which was not cold), actors really brought out their character, the singing really moved me, and...continued

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Jenifer T.
Review from Jenifer T.
26 events 13 reviews

Very entertaining show; well cast and directed. My only quibble was having the orch. backstage -- that was unfortunate, because it's such a great score and having a pit orch. would have brought the energy up and made for a greater connection w....continued

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
John Hutchinson
Review from John Hutchinson
23 events 11 reviews

Big River is a bloated hunk of Americana all too smug in its flag waving righteousness and foot stomping hoo-hah all served up in a theatre that was freezing (the heating system, I was told, was on the fritz) and a concession stand that ran out of...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Rebecca Thvedt
Review from Rebecca Thvedt
15 events 9 reviews

A fun show, very well done with strong performances by all. The choreography was super. LaMont Ridgell portrayed Jim beautifully, and the two shyster actors, played by Danny Cozart and Joel Roster were hilarious.

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Rebecca Starr
Review from Rebecca Starr
16 events 8 reviews

This production is delightful. I am a Best of Broadway season ticket holder for 20 years and am always happy to see small theatre that is as good or better than the expensive seats. This is one of those you get more than you paid for kind of deals...continued

reviewed Feb 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Homer T
Review from Homer T
18 events 7 reviews

Excellent acting, spirited singing and superb choreography. I highly recommend it.

The language of the play is definitely 19th century, with the "n" word used to describe African-Americans being used liberally. Parents with young children...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2011 report as inappropriate
tree dahlia
Review from tree dahlia
23 events 6 reviews

Great fun. Good Production, Good acting. Music is forgettable. True to the book. Youngsters would be OK.

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Sebastian Joseph Romeo
Review from Sebastian Joseph Romeo
9 events 5 reviews

I loved the show. It touched all my emotions and the leads were true to form in their portrayal of the Mark Twain characters. My only complaint is that the music was too loud. Many times it was hard to hear the actors dialog or hear them sing when...continued

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 4 reviews

A terrific musical, with charming and stirring songs, in beautiful harmonies, and a bluegrass band in the wings. The leads, Jim and Huck, are riveting and sing several beautiful duets. The larger-than-life con men (the Duke and the King) are...continued

reviewed Feb 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
17 events 4 reviews

Enjoyed every moment. This was my first visit to the Contra Costa Civic but the quality of this performance was so excellent, I plan to return for future offerings.

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Wendy
Review from Wendy
16 events 3 reviews

Loved the show. The music was fantastic (a live bluegrass band was behind the stage!) and some of the duets with Huck and Jim were heartbreakingly beautiful. Such a big cast for a small theater! My daughters (ages 9 and 11) enjoyed it too,...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Julianne Chai
Review from Julianne Chai
14 events 1 review

Big River was a great show! Acting and the music was really moving and really impressed us. It was our first time attending a play at the Contra Costa Civic Theater in El Cerrito. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the performance and...continued

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

Delightful! I Really enjoyed this production.I am considering seeing it again.The tunes are still running in my head.

reviewed Feb 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 1 review

Really enjoyed this event. Great performance, intimate theater, the lead characters (Huck and Jim) were amazing. Was laughing out loud throughout the performance at the well-delivered humor. Some of the smaller parts didn't have strong voices,...continued

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
detaylz
Review from detaylz
2 events 1 review

Really enjoyed the performance. It lasted 3 hours but held my attention and the attention of the young audience members as well. Great performance by all. Will recommend it to friends.

reviewed Feb 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Bob Stratton
Review from Bob Stratton
6 events 1 review

The cast was excellent. The music was fun. The music occasionally overwhelmed the dialog/lyrics but overlall it was really good!

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

What a pure delight! Very well done to all! Everyone was very professional. Leonard Audo, as Pap, was amazing!

reviewed Mar 11 2011 report as inappropriate