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Stephen Szonyi from Los Angeles, California
STRONG VOCALS - A COUPLE OF TWISTS
Thought I would get my wife a surprise for her birthday and get tickets. Although we've been to many Broadway plays, we've never really watched the movie or the play. I'm glad we watched the movie first, it was easier to follow the play. The vocal performances in the play we're very good. Like several reviewers here, "Take me to the church on time" while being a very entertaining musical piece, I did not get the "drag" part. It just makes one think that they were trying to throw in the 10% diversity thing but kind of messing with the art and culture. It's like throwing a beard on the Mona Lisa. While I have nothing against people that want to dress drag, it just does not fit in the 5 minute slot of the entire show that was pretty well done true to story. I'm sure there are other outlets where this type of diversity could be expressed. The second twist was the abrupt ending, though having just watched the movie, I took the ending to mean the two antagonists got together in the end, albeit in an artsy way.
Amy A. from Washington, District of Columbia
FUN, BUT UNDERWHELMING
This would be tough for any singer to play, after the iconic Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews as Eliza and Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins. The two leads did a fair job, but the passion (and often the volume) was lacking. Eliza had a pretty singing voice, but she was often just too angry for me. Higgins should have been far more explosive in his two great songs ("Why Can't a Woman" and "I'm an Ordinary Man"). I had trouble understanding the dialogue. And what's with the weird scene in "Get Me to the Church on Time" with the drag queens simulating sex? An unnecessary addition to an otherwise fun scene. And the ending? Just confusing.
Michael B from Los Angeles, California
A FAIR PRODUCTION OF MY FAIR LADY
Agree with the rest of the reviews about Get Me To The Church. Had the rest of the production been avant-garde I could understand such an odd choice. But why go Warhol with one number? Eliza was very good and cast was fine but can’t understand why you would have Higgins played like Macbeth. Very Shakespearean, not natural. Felt no connection to the character. No wonder Eliza left him at the end.
Lisa from Los Angeles, California
UM HELLO- WORST, UNCLEAR ENDING EVER--WHO'S RESPONSIBLE
eh- I really want all 3 hours of my life back, although I enjoyed a couple of songs, the costumes and watching her transformation. Otherwise, nope. just nope...and that confusing ending. I just don't know what else to say-- she walks up to him, then off the set. He doesn't follow--- at least if they kissed, we'd know something
Harvey Applebaum from Los Angeles, California
The is the proverbial "the actors are phoning it in" experience. The woman playing Mrs. Pearce was excellent (I don't unfortunately know the actresses name), but otherwise the acting was dull all around. The sets and costumes were beautiful, so I gave it two stars. The acting wasn't embarrassing, but really not worth going to see. Also, the woman who delivered the news to Alfred that Eliza was requesting her birdcage but not requesting clothes gave a great little monologue.
Disappointed theatre goer from Washington, District of Columbia
AFFECTLESS ACTING, FLAT SCENERY DULL LIGHTING. NO SPARKS BUT FOR FREDDY
from Washington, District of Columbia
MY FAIR LADY
I took my daughters to see this play and was so very disappointed that “get me to the church” was all about sex acts, and worse, it was drag queens. Ruined it for us all. Never again will I assume that an old innocent play is safe to bring children to. Wish I would have read about this rendition before we went as we would have left our seats empty.
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