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MARIA from DOUGLAS, GA
CC from Boston, Massachusetts
Ignored any negative reviews posted here, this is a magnificent show.
Sarah from West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
WELL WORTH THE TRIP FROM THE UK
As a huge fan of the film I knew I had to see the musical in Boston as soon as I heard about it, although I wasn't sure I could ever take to anyone but Ewan and Nicole in the lead roles, not to mention Jim Broadbent who was a briliant Zidler. My worries were unfounded. ALL the cast were fantastic, including an extremely hardworking ensemble who were very rarely off stage and who included some strong vocals, especially in the opening number. The soundtrack seems to have divided opinion but in my view the updated music was the right thing to do - this isn't trying to be a stage copy of the film and it totally succeeds in creating something new and exciting while maintaining the central storyline. The new numbers support the narrative completely and Firework in particular is a stand out. Add to this the best set I've seen, stunning costumes and choreography and it's an all round success. I think it could be slowed down in the 2nd act though - it was over too quickly. Go see!!!
Jessi Champion from Boston, Massachusetts
Come what may is the theme song my husband and I live by so we had very high expectations for this show. This cast and crew blew them out of the water. Such high energy and amazing talent on stage and the theater was perfect for it...small and engaging! Not for kids, and the best seats are actually around the 4th-5th row.
Rachel from Newcastle, England, UK
AMAZING SHOW, JUST NEEDS TO ADDRESS MUSIC/STORY BALANCE
I completely disagree with reviews written by people saying if you're a fan of the movie, you'll hate this. I'm enough of a fan that I have 4 tattoos all centred around the movie, and I flew all the way from England to Boston, for the sole reason of seeing the show. I absolutely loved it. I was in the diamond VIP seating which was absolutely phenomenal, incredibly immersive. Sets incredible, performances incredible, the voices of all the actors incredible. Where I think the issues come in is the balance between the music and the story. Many reviews are essentially saying 'style but no substance', and at times, especially in the second act, when Satine's illness should really be the focus, it can feel like the writers were more focused on the music than the story. However, for me, it's not style but no substance, it's a bit too much style, not quite enough substance. They're both there, it's just the balance is off. An easily fixable issue to turn an amazing show into a perfect one.
Jan from Boston, Massachusetts
Best show I have seen in a long time!! Love the theater, was in the theater, and adore everything about the theater. This theater was beautiful!! This show amazing! Music, acting, scenery,environment....just perfect! Thank you for a wonderful performance!!
Chris Rush from Dallas, TX
SPARKLING DIAMOND SEATS! AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
If you have the opportunity, the Sparkling Diamond Seats are nothing short of extraordinary to be fully immersed in the incredible sights and sounds of the Moulin Rouge! As big fans of the movie, my wife and I flew in from Dallas just to see the show. We were not disappointed. The Emerson theatre, Moulin Rouge set, talented cast and new music (while preserving the best of the songs from the movie), made this a delightful evening. The Duke could have been a little creepier, but the magic between Sateen and Christian was amazing. From our seats, we could see the actual tears rolling down their cheeks and their quivering lips. So powerful! This show is a must see if you want a non stop fun night that expertly weaves a love story through a humorous and entertaining string of jokes, songs and dancing! Can't wait to see this on Broadway!
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