Anna Watkins from South Carolina
If you want the movie then stay home and watch the movie. It was a fun night at the theatre with the same bones as the movie fleshed out a little differently. I was hoping it would be stranger than it is. Also the love story part is more narrated than actually seen. Still five stars. People keep complaining about the newer songs—I have never heard “Firework” sung so well. The set design is insane. The people who worked at the theatre were exceptional. Stage door—take a right when you’re leaving the theatre, take a right onto Tremont Street, and then the alley will be on your right.
Lorraine from Boston, Massachusetts
Saw performance in beautifully restored Colonial Theatre last night. The excitement was palpable even before show began. We are regular theatre goers. I’ve never been part of such an appreciative audience. Music was a bit loud, a bit corny, and a lot appropriate. Highly recommend this show.
Beth from Boston, Massachusetts
Being one of those who had watched the movie multiple times, I wasn't sure what to expect of this production. I had nothing to worry about! They did an amazing job of recreating it! This was, hands down, one of the best broadway productions I have ever had the joy of watching! The incorporated newer music into it while keeping the heart of the movie in tact. The sets were fantastic! The actors were incredible! From Christian and Sateen all the way down to the dancers of the Moulin Rouge were simply amazing! Non-stop action and singing and dancing that had me smiling, laughing, and, of course, crying. I left there wanting to come back and see it again. Whether or not you're a fan of the movie, you will absolutely love this show! I know this because one of my daughters had never seen the movie and she loved it. See this show!!
Julie S. from Los Angeles, California
CREATIVE ADAPTATION (AS IT SHOULD BE)
How they set the stage surely helped the audience to be captured and enticed in the feel of Moulin Rouge. They have kept the familiar songs from the film, and at the same time, was able to add new ones that still explains the lines and story flow. I welcome the changes in some parts of the story line, as it is an adaptation, not just a simple carbon copy of the movie. Also, the new songs added was a good move, as it embodies a Baz Luhrmann-esque step in this production. I feel that it was appropriate to include current songs in this stage production, similar to when the movie back in 2001 included songs current at the time. Seats of the theater is a bit tight, but for balcony viewing is still acceptable unlike in other theaters. Not sure about the 12y/o rating, might be a little too low considering the sensuality of some scenes. Entertaining nonetheless. Worth the travel from Los Angeles. I probably should have waited later of the production, to get a CD at the end of the show
PAMELA from Boston, Massachusetts
AND THE TONY GOES TO MOULIN ROUGE
Spectacular....simply amazing show....choreography, dancing, sets, stage design, costumes....will not disappoint...DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! There are so many powerful moments between gorgeous voices and incredible dancing. Moulin Rouge starts on a high note....and somehow ends even higher...not one dull moment...surprised at every turn. great show...great night...
Laura from Cleveland, ohio
Came from Ohio to see the show without seeing the movie and was absolutely amazed. The sets were intricate but not overwhelming (scene changes were seamless), the story and music were great, the cast and choreography were mind blowing! Any opening night jitters were unseen (other than a buckle and hat). Judging by the constant applause and standing ovations everyone in the theatre was as impressed. Cannot wait to head to New York for the Broadway debut!
Randy from Quincy, Massachusetts
CAST, SET, SINGING, AND CHOREOGRAPHY ALL BEAUTIFUL
We went to opening night with high hopes and expectations. So many of the songs were different from the movie, but all were fun and well- performed. The crowd was more into the performance than any musical I’ve ever seen, though that may have partially been due to opening night excitement. The leads were all great vocalists and the ensemble had good energy in their dances. The set and costumes made you feel like you were in Paris. I’d highly recommend the show to anyone, especially fans of the movie or recent pop music. Just don’t go in expecting an exact copy of the movie.
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