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The Music Man Reviews

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (Long Beach, CA)

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"The Music Man"
161 ratings
4.6 average rating
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109 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

It's hard to go wrong with THE MUSIC MAN and this MTW presentation is pretty entertaining. Davis Gaines (arm in sling, due to an accident), works hard and carries with the show with abundant energy. The cast surrounding him possess strong voices...continued

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95 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 27 2014

Davis Gaines was and is a consistently fabulous music theater star. Anything he is in is great.

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84 reviews
12 stars
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61 reviews
21 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

The performance was great. Enjoyed the show !!!! All went well.

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60 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

It was way to much dancing, I don't remember in the movie this part. I thought the female singing was much better than Davis Gaines. He was not projecting his voice so much; all in all enjoyed it.

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33 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 21 2014

Another great musical from Musical Theater West! Wonderful show, great venue! (Lots of parking!)

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Donovan Craig Red Velvet
49 events
31 reviews
29 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Great singing and dancing! How could you go wrong with Davis Gaines as the lead? The sets were fantastic, too, as were the costumes. Did I mention the orchestra? Perfect! It's a great show to take the kids to see, too.

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25 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 28 2014

Great Show! Love this theater. The marching band at the end was a fab touch! Lovely costumes, great dancing and singing. Who could ask for more?

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

A colorful production of a classic musical but is there really a need for
for the over amplification used at this performance

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15 reviews
32 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

Took my granddaughter 15 and she also loved it. Great production!!!!

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7 reviews
24 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

a great production the whole cast were terrific

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

Excellent production, the whole cast was terrific.
One question, does the venue have an elevator?
I didn't see one and to go up and down the staircase
with a bad knee was very difficult.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

A terrific production. Davis Gaines had a sore shoulder, so he had different shoulder slings -- to match his costumes -- throughout the show. We were amazed at the Well's Fargo wagon.

We saw "Young Frankenstein" here too. Loved that as well.

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

Terrific, professional show. The entire cast was on it. And Davis Gaines is wonderful!

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87 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

A rousing revival of one of the best musical comedies ever written. Davis Gaines (even with his arm in a sling) and Gail Bennett nailed the leading roles. Ms. Bennett has a clear bell-toned soprano reminiscent of Barbara Cook. The supporting...continued

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82 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

Another excellent show (opening night/sold out) at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. One of our most favorite places to view an entertainment event due to excellent seating/sight lines plus in-close reasonably priced parking ($5). Show was...continued

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68 reviews
14 stars
attended Feb 27 2014

One of my friends had not seen the show before and was enchanted.
Davis was a perfect music man, although he had pulled his shoulder
out of joint. The production was bright and happy. Marian was a good actress, but her voice was a bit shrill in...continued

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64 reviews
190 stars
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50 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Amazing performance, the singing/voices were wonderful, costumes as well brought to life this classic Broadway tale. Will be watching for more productions.

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Tina Gustin-Gurney
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38 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 21 2014

Despite being a dated show, it is enjoyable to see this familiar piece. Good cast and fun costumes and set design. An enjoyable evening.

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