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Jess from San Francisco, California
GREAT SHOW GREAT MESSAGE GREAT STAGING. AMAZING ACTING
I can’t say this was a perfect show but it was great. It had a great message still relative today.
Lola from San Francisco, California
Though I understand where these negative reviewers are coming from, I sincerely do not agree with them. Yes, it's not as flashy and big as something popular like Hamilton, but its simple production is extremely effective in telling this beautiful, heart-wrenching story. I've seen a lot of criticism of the set design, but I felt it was a genius way of reflecting the maturing of these characters throughout the show. These kinds of details are what make musical theatre so powerful. Everything down to the lighting was intentional and well thought out. This and the wonderful acting and music are what made Falsettos so beautiful. Seeing this show felt like being a part of true art and I left Golden Gate theatre in awe.
A. Klein from San Francisco, California
WONDERFUL SHOW. DON'T MISS IT.
I don't understand the poor reviews here. I've seen many productions of the musical, including the one on Broadway last year. This is equal to any I've seen in the past.
Suzanne C. from San Francisco, California
I ENJOYED IT
I can honestly say I don't understand all the 1 star reviews. It may not have wowed me like some shows I've seen, but I really enjoyed myself. The performances were good and I thought a lot of it was very touching. So maybe people felt it was too "real" but that's something I appreciated about it. Life and love are messy and beautiful at the same time. That came through for me.
Anonymous from Chicago, Illinois
UNDERSTAND THESE REVIEWS
Interesting to see reviews here *after* seeing the show. Agree with much of what they say here: would have left at intermission myself had i been there alone. The clear storyline in first act felt week - i wanted to care about the characters and story yet just didn’t get there. Agree that ‘Dance of the Falsettos’ was bizarre and disconnected from the story. — seemed like it was there to explain the title and nothing more. Might have made more sense in Act 2 as a wild dream of Whizzer while he was ill. The neon-and-smoke filled number was well-performed yet just did not fit. Act 2 gets serious: understand why show was groundbreaking in 1992. To appreciate revival at all, one must watch as if it’s still 1992. In that context, it’s incredibly important work and again-well performed, just harder for present-day audiences to connect without a bit of time-travel
Suzanne from San Francisco, California
2 stars for acting only. Depressing and much much too long. Save yourself the trip and do something fun.
Lucy from Charlotte, North Carolina
THIS SHOULD BE A PLAY- NOT A 2.5 HOUR MUSICAL
First I'll say- the cast was GREAT! Holding a stage for that long with such a small cast and band is no easy feat. Second, the story is wonderful. It is not often we see non-traditional families represented on stage. A blended family, a Gay couple, a Lesbian couple, an interracial couple, and 5 Jews to boot! -How often do you see something like that in Charlotte? Now for the cons. Holy Cow the music is bad. There are no melodies. The actors are basically talking along with staccato guitar plucks. Far too many words and forced rhymes stuffed into quick 'musical' numbers. The show lacked the dancing, the musical swells, and the ear worms that make us love musical theater. Had this story been told in a play, I think it would have done well. As it stands, it's poorly executed attempt at being a musical led to many of the audience members to leave at intermission and my date to fall asleep.
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