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Hadestown Reviews

Broadway ShowsMusicals2019 Tony WinnersMothers Day

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 46



1.0 star rating Marie from Toronto, Ontario


I feel bad saying this, but this production was horrible. Torturous to sit through. We left at intermission and it took everything in us to last until that point. We have never left a show, but couldn't bear another minute, that's how bad it was. The cast were SCREAMING the songs. We couldn't understand 99% of what the Hermes vocalist was singing and his voice was like nails on a chalkboard. The set, plot, costumes, and songs were all lackluster. We couldn't follow the story. At intermission there were many people complaining and leaving. No one could understand Hermes. The only saving grace was the Hades vocalist. He was exceptional. But out of the dozens of musicals we've seen, this one is by far the worst. It was truly painful. What a waste of $600 for our tickets.

1.0 star rating Wayne McLennan from Toronto, Ontario


My Partner and I have seen many Broadway shows both in New York and Toronto. This show proved to be one of the most disappointing musicals we have seen. Couldn't understand why it won Tony awards. Although based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Euridice, this show lacked a compelling and engaging storyline even though the source material was very rich. The male lead playing Orpheus in the Toronto production at the Royal Alexander Theatre has a shrill falsetto voice which was hard on the ears. The setting in Creole New Orleans was interesting but the sound system was terrible. We could barely understand what the actors were singing. It really didn't matter though as the songs were lacklustre. Not one memorable song in the show. The show was very preachy as well. Lots of virtue signaling throughout. I go to a show to be entertained with beautiful music and choreography. I don't expect to be lectured. In any case, we chose to leave during Intermission to save our ears and enjoy the remainder of our evening. Suggest you save your money and pass on this show. BTW...the seating in the Orchestra at the Royal Alex, Toronto, was very old and uncomfortable too. Suggest that the theatre desperately needs a Reno. Looks very tired indeed.

1.0 star rating Yvonne from Toronto, Ontario


Boring, cliched script, terrible sound quality, weak singing, and dancing could best be described as industrial middle school talent show auditions. So disappointing. And the AC blasting at gale force wind levels made the experience horribly uncomfortable.

1.0 star rating Ray Lee from Toronto, Ontario


I go to musicals a lot, and have all my life, and I don't remember ever before going home at the intermission. Hades himself was magnificent -- but there it ended. He was also the only cast member who wasn't shouting and whose lyrics could be heard and understood (the lady sitting next to us agreed completely with that assessment). The music was unmemorable and the dancing worse, but fortunately there wasn't much of that. (That may partly be because the set design leaves very little space for movement or dance.) My son tells me that the second act is better because Hades is in it a lot more, but I'd had enough by half-time.


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