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    Boys Just Wanna Have Fun: Totally 80s

    Boston Gay Men's Chorus


    Event Name: Boys Just Wanna Have Fun: Totally 80s
    4.5 out of 5 stars rating "Boys R us"
    Review posted by: The Colonel from Boston, Ma, Jun 15, 2009

    This is an exuberant break-through performance for BGMC. The soloists, the clowning and the dancing delivered this performance into the realm of Something Else.

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    This is an exuberant break-through performance for BGMC. The soloists, the clowning and the dancing delivered this performance into the realm of Something Else.

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    "Intellectual Snobbery VS A Bloody Good Time"
    Comment posted by: Judith Black from Marblehead, MA, Jun 15, 2009

    Yes, the Pirate King plays it as Johnny Depp might, and what was once a wonderful farce about an old maid talking a young hunk into believing she was the pinnacle of womanhood, has been turned into... Expand

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    Yes, the Pirate King plays it as Johnny Depp might, and what was once a wonderful farce about an old maid talking a young hunk into believing she was the pinnacle of womanhood, has been turned into pure sex play, but dear newspaper reviewers this is what art has done for hundreds of years, adapted to the taste of the masses. This version was funny, and light, and accessible, and brilliantly danced, well acted, and fun. No longer a comment of British mores, it was just a good time, which we all are allowed on occasion. Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    5 out of 5 stars rating "My whole family loved it!"
    Review posted by: Kate from Boston, MA, Jun 15, 2009

    I just took my 70+ parents. They loved it and came home and told my 18-year old son all about it. So he took his girlfriend and they both loved it. Truly a show for all ages!

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    I just took my 70+ parents. They loved it and came home and told my 18-year old son all about it. So he took his girlfriend and they both loved it. Truly a show for all ages!

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Super Entertainment and performances!"
    Review posted by: JBurke from Boston, MA, Jun 15, 2009

    Well staged, wonderful set and costumes and the performances and singing were first rate, and I am professional so I know the difference. Any critic who did not like it should get their nose off the... Expand

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    Well staged, wonderful set and costumes and the performances and singing were first rate, and I am professional so I know the difference. Any critic who did not like it should get their nose off the ceiling and read G&S;in books only, because theater is fun, entertaining, professional and alive and well at the Huntington. Collapse

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    Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea

    Boston Early Music Festival


    Event Name: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Excellent Coronation of Poppea"
    Review posted by: Michael Willett from Winchester, MA, Jun 12, 2009

    I think this was an outstanding production. It was great to hear local favorites Amanda Forsythe, Stephanie Houtzeel (returning from Europe) and Deborah Renz-Moore again. I would have liked to try... Expand

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    I think this was an outstanding production. It was great to hear local favorites Amanda Forsythe, Stephanie Houtzeel (returning from Europe) and Deborah Renz-Moore again. I would have liked to try and get tickets to go again, but I thought it would be socially irresponsible to do so in view of very small seating capacity of this theatre. Going a second time would have deprived someone else from going the first time. Michael Willett Twitter: @michaelwillett http://www.willettcorpcomm.com Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    5 out of 5 stars rating "stupendous"
    Review posted by: Kay from Boston, MA, Jun 10, 2009

    Extremely entertaining, went with some co-workers, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, had many laughs, the music was great, the voices and the acting was wonderful. AS for myself, the song in the 1st act... Expand

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    Extremely entertaining, went with some co-workers, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, had many laughs, the music was great, the voices and the acting was wonderful. AS for myself, the song in the 1st act was very funny where they kept going faster and faster. If I could afford it I would like to go again. I think the Globe should rethink their review. Collapse

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    Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea

    Boston Early Music Festival


    Event Name: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea
    5 out of 5 stars rating "We left humming and very happy"
    Review posted by: music fan from Cambridge, MA USA, Jun 08, 2009

    This is the best Poppea I have ever seen. (I have seen 5 or 6 before.) It sets a new standard for the piece. The music is breathtaking; the costumes and sets are beautiful. The entire cast is... Expand

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    This is the best Poppea I have ever seen. (I have seen 5 or 6 before.) It sets a new standard for the piece. The music is breathtaking; the costumes and sets are beautiful. The entire cast is perfect in look, voice, and characterization. The care in staging and detail is gratifying. Many audience members at the end were humming the dazzling final aria. I totally recommend it for a fine night out. Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Great Day with my Mom"
    Review posted by: Joyce from Cambridge, MA USA, Jun 08, 2009

    My father was a G&S;fan, so I thought it would be fun to take my mom out to see "Pirates!" I really did not know what to expect and was thoroughly entertained! Loved the Pirate King and the... Expand

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    My father was a G&S;fan, so I thought it would be fun to take my mom out to see "Pirates!" I really did not know what to expect and was thoroughly entertained! Loved the Pirate King and the dancing was all exciting and original. Definitely recommend it to anyone looking to spend some time with their mom! Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    4.5 out of 5 stars rating "Frolicking fun"
    Review posted by: Karen E. from Chestnut Hill, MA, Jun 08, 2009

    My husband and I have been long-time followers of Gilbert and Sullivan. Although this was a parody in parts, we felt it was lots of fun to watch. Great voices, enjoyable dances.

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    My husband and I have been long-time followers of Gilbert and Sullivan. Although this was a parody in parts, we felt it was lots of fun to watch. Great voices, enjoyable dances.

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    Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea

    Boston Early Music Festival


    Event Name: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea
    2.5 out of 5 stars rating "Accurate but unstirring Poppea"
    Review posted by: opera fan from Boston MA USA, Jun 08, 2009

    This performance was more correct than inspiring. Previous operas mounted by the BEMF have had a far greater sense of adventure and flair. Nonetheless there were some fine voices, and one always... Expand

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    This performance was more correct than inspiring. Previous operas mounted by the BEMF have had a far greater sense of adventure and flair. Nonetheless there were some fine voices, and one always learns from these fully-staged productions. Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    4 out of 5 stars rating "A riot!!"
    Review posted by: kmacjp from JP, MA, May 27, 2009

    Went with a friend and we had a ball! Clever and fresh choreography, some seriously beautiful voices, and jaw dropping set.(A very sexy Pirate King too)! The production was light and fast paced, the... Expand

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    Went with a friend and we had a ball! Clever and fresh choreography, some seriously beautiful voices, and jaw dropping set.(A very sexy Pirate King too)! The production was light and fast paced, the way G&S;would have wanted it, but not at all dumbed down. Honestly, I don't get why The Globe was so negative. Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    5 out of 5 stars rating "total enjoyment!"
    Review posted by: lzk and azk from newton, ma., May 26, 2009

    All three of us were on the edge of our seats in connection and happiness throughout the production - so full of fun, with great dancing/dancers, great singing/singers, fantastic harmonies and... Expand

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    All three of us were on the edge of our seats in connection and happiness throughout the production - so full of fun, with great dancing/dancers, great singing/singers, fantastic harmonies and just so much joy coming from the stage and filling the space. We loved it! Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    "Pirates of Penzance"
    Comment posted by: S Cutler from Norwood, MA, May 26, 2009

    A burlesque of the original! Great Fun! The Boston Globe review was all wet.

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    A burlesque of the original! Great Fun! The Boston Globe review was all wet.

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Loved it!"
    Review posted by: Jean from Boston, MA, May 26, 2009

    I've performed in "Pirates" several times and I thought it was so clever how they changed the lyrics in certain songs, or used a mix of the real lyrics and new lyrics for a funny mashup of G&S;. The... Expand

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    I've performed in "Pirates" several times and I thought it was so clever how they changed the lyrics in certain songs, or used a mix of the real lyrics and new lyrics for a funny mashup of G&S;. The energy of the cast was outstanding, and the costumes and lighting were amazing. The actors really engaged the audience, and everyone left the theater smiling. Great job, Huntington Theatre Company!! Collapse

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    Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Event Name: Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd)
    4 out of 5 stars rating "A delightful evening!"
    Review posted by: Debbie from Boston, MA, May 25, 2009

    Excellent singing, creative and energetic choreography, very clever writing and adaptation of G & S lyrics and style. Lots of laughs. We couldn't have asked for more.

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    Excellent singing, creative and energetic choreography, very clever writing and adaptation of G & S lyrics and style. Lots of laughs. We couldn't have asked for more.

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