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Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru Life Reviews

Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

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"Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru Life"
36 ratings
4.1 average rating
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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Too much singing by a poor voice; publicity said TAPPIN THRU LIFE with only token dance numbers

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1 review
3 stars
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41 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 26 2013

all went well as advertised...elected paid indoor parking given the weather...band was great, more dancing would have been better

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25 reviews
23 stars
attended Nov 20 2013

Very sweet show. One-act with song, dance and a good all-lady jazz band. Maurice is almost 70 but still very spry. A moving tribute to his brother Greg and his parents, plus a nostalgic trip through old-time show biz. Interesting anecdoctes...continued

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41 events
23 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

Very entertaining. Probably best for a bit of an older crowd as was there the night we went.

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BP
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16 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2013

So wonderful! It was magical!

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 22 2013

I thought we could have had better seats .. The show was amazing. Learned a lot about his life and his family's life. Would have loved to seen him tap a little more.

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 17 2013

Nice premise and story. Tapping didn't begin 'til well into the latter part of the show.

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11 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 22 2013

The show consisted mostly of Maurice singing songs by famous people he met when he was a kid and reminiscing about his early stage life. His voice was OK but not world-class, although he was enthusiastic and animated. Not much tap dancing until...continued

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 19 2013

The show tonight was amazing. Maurice gave you a musical, tapping stroll down memory lane, sharing his and brother Gregory's growth from kids to men in the show world. He did tributes to greats he met, Ella, Frank, Lena and a whole lot more. BUT...continued

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11 reviews
17 stars
attended Nov 19 2013

Wow, so glad I went. I thoroughly enjoyed Maurice Hines' walk down memory lane (his whole life), interspersed with some great songs, tap dancing -- he's so smooth -- and a wonderful back-up band/singers, the Divas. The two sets of brothers who...continued

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 22 2013

Maurice Hinds is a great entertainer. I found that the title "Tappin'..." was a misnomer, as most of the show is reminiscing and singing. The Diva band is great, with excellent soloists (the trombone is fantastic). The show seems from the 1960s...continued

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9 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

too much talkin and not enough tappin

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Cjpalmer
18 events
8 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

I find it hard to believe that anyone went to this NOT thinking they were going to see a lot of tap dancing. Hines wins you over regardless of this omission, but I never would have gone had I know that he was going to sing for 90% of the show. It...continued

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Rod
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7 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 17 2013

Great show and showmanship from a real talented professional.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

What a fun evening! We would definitely go again.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 01 2013

This show did not have enough dancing. The young dancers are very talented. Maurice Hines does not have the voice to carry a show like this one.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 26 2013

Goldstar gets high ratings, the show does not.

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TWC
20 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 22 2013

The band was outstanding. Hines was engaging, but his voice is just OK.

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Jennifer Vasiloff
43 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 17 2013

Very enjoyable show. It was much more of a musical review than a dance performance. I would have liked to see more tapping from the two sets of brothers.

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