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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 17



4.0 star rating Latanya J. from Boston, Massachusetts


Saw it on B'way loved it! I laughed, cried, danced and sang through the entire production. If you're stiff and uptight don't go. The whole audience was lit and enjoyed the nostalgia. The cast gave their all and they tastefully told that "Queen of Disco" truth. She gave us what we were looking for in them 70's and we danced like there was no tomorrow. Thank you Ms. Summers. And, oh, go with friends that respect the era and the music. Now go have a ball!

4.0 star rating Bob Klopfenstein from North Attleboro


Thoroughly enjoyed the show, wonderful venue, great sound but the Colonial needs to catch up with the times and drop the mask requirement. Very annoying!

3.0 star rating Pammibehave from Cleveland, Ohio


not the best I've seen, not the worst.....found it a bit boring and checking my watch to realize I had 40 minutes left

3.0 star rating Robb Michael from Los Angeles, California


I love their voices, they are not like Donna Summer but very talented voices. I like the story, very informative. Mediocre scenography materials and low budget technological stagecraft of performance design, in compare with other productions. They have too many females playing the role of male characters. The majority of the production are female, only 2 or 3 real males.

3.0 star rating Dave G from San Francisco, California


The actress playing Diva Donna had an incredible voice and was a joy to listen to. I would gladly pay to hear her do a musical tribute to Donna Summer. The choreography could have been more disco. There were no lifts, one pair of skates, and no platform shoes with goldfish in the heels. I think I would have found it more interesting if the mood of the times as it related to Ms. Summer had been integrated into the story (the disco craze, the launch of MTV, the escalating AIDS epidemic). Instead it was a dull point-by-point presentation of milestones in her life with no context outside of that.

3.0 star rating Greg Kisinger from Renton, Washington


I've seen a few tribute bands and they emulate the artist(s), but this is a musical within a type of biography, which is interesting, but it didn't work for me (e.g. there are three Donna Summer singers representing different stages of her life). I would have preferred one singer providing a brief introduction to a song, singing that song, then the next song, etc.. Also, I find audience wannabe members, who stand up and wave their arms, very annoying and inconsiderate - there were several at this event including two next to us. Come on people, SIT DOWN AT CONCERTS, you're not the only ones who want to see!

2.0 star rating DaveO from San Francisco, California


This show was mediocre and it seemed that's what it set out to be. It was hard to follow the story and we didn't really get a full picture of her journey. We were googling her on our way home because we were left unsatisfied by scrambled, minimal details in the plot. Also, it is such a turn-off to see a performing star who is never proud or thrilled of what she achieves. She seems ungrateful. Disco, the 1970's, pop-star mansions and the club scene offer boundless possibilities for sets and costumes and the audience came ready. Instead, we were just bombarded by dumb things. Dancing around with musical instruments that weren't being played. What was up with those cars? The video screen panels? The record player on a pedestal? The ridiculous laugh track. The girls dressed as ugly androgynous people. Uggh


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