Eva from Palo Alto, California
SHOULD HAVE READ REVIEWS BEFOREHAND
Just left the show at intermission. I’m really surprised that this show would tour. Actors were good, but show (music and staging) Is so dated. Perhaps when it came out originally the story of a gay man leaving his wife would have been shockingly interesting, but it didn't hold our interest. There were no songs that were hooks. I am a season ticket holder with SHN and had made the assumption that all shows are good (rest of the season excellent). Would have been better off enjoying the beautiful spring day today and giving up the tickets.
Pisces Girl from San Francisco, California
SO, SO BAD
Disjointed, boring, contrived - a complete waste of time. We left at intermission, along with more than half the audience. We could not believe this was a "revival." As my husband said, "they should have let this one die the first time around."
Trask from San Francisco, California
WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
Utterly disappointed in this unnecessary revival. I wanted to enjoy it, but I couldn’t care less for any of the adult characters. They were all too introspective and selfish. I agree with the reviewer who commented that perhaps 20 years ago the subject matter was fresh and vital. But, come on, don’t we all now have caring lesbian neighbors? (If not, you should!) Don’t we all know someone who died a tragic death, and we stood beside that person through the worst of it? The show provides nothing revealing regarding such experiences. Maybe if I could recall any of the songs it might help with the depression of recalling my wasted afternoon at the Golden Gate Theatre. But alas, as James Lapine’s sometime collaborator wrote, “There’s not a tune you can hum.”
Wendy from Petaluma, California
Sorry to add another bad review. I have a season membership and enjoy all the plays and musicals that SHNSF have offered, but this is the first time my guest and I walked out at intermission. We were truly disappointed.
Kimberly N from San Francisco, California
Season ticket holder with a BA in vocal performance. Love the theater but this show was a huge miss for me. Story seemed disjointed and dull and while I respect the huge amount of energy and and time expelled by the actors to put on a show day after day, the singing had glaring pitch issues which was very distracting.
Jonathan from San Francisco, California
Walked out at intermission after a far (far) too long 1st act. Bad songs. Bad story. Bad writing. The actors voices were the only thing better than abysmal in this show. But not nearly enough to hang on to. I’d have left after the 1st really, really bad song if I had known how dreadful this was going to be.
K from San Francisco, California
WALKED OUT AT INTERMISSION
Although I feel bad for the cast to have to play to an audience that is far smaller by second half than it was in the first, I couldn’t force myself to stay (for similar reasons to those listed by other reviewers). I’ve disliked other musicals, but have never left a show before. It is hard to watch.
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