The Music Man

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  • Music Man- defines the Broadway musical

    Feb 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great music, great dancing, Craig Bierko
    Cons: Craig Bierko is leaving May 6

    Summary: First of all, my lack of writing has not been because of the re-designing of this site. I just moved and have been dealing with all the hassles of that. Things are calming down, and I hope to be contributing to this site more often. Now on to the ... read more

  • This should be called "How the Librarian Reacted to the Music Man"

    Jun 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Marian's voice, everyone but Harold Hill, sets,
    Cons: End of the play but not the finale, Harold Hill

    Summary: We saw this in South Bend, IN last night, and the music was fabulous - as you can hum 90% in your head. "76 Trombones" is the big number and the finale is a wonderful wonderful reason to go alone! I'm not going to say why, but it includes at least 25 ... read more

  • 5 stars for the music man!

    Dec 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great dancing, nice story line, great acting, and a spectacular ending. best show i've seen.
    Cons: There was nothing negative about this show. Thats how great it was!!!

    Summary: Robert Sean Leonard was great! the whole cast was excellent and extremely talented. i highly recommend you go see it and bring the whole family. The singing was perfect, the dancing and gymnastics were perfect, and the acting was incredible, the actors ... read more

  • id even go to Gary Indiana to see it!

    Dec 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great acting, dancing, and talent in general. i loved it!!!
    Cons: nothing i can think of. i even got a group rate!

    Summary: The Music Man was easily the best broadway musical i have ever seen. the music was so catchy and great. the dancing and the gymnastics in the show were awsome. the acting was super, as was the singing. robert sean leonard played a great great great ... read more

  • Robert Sean Leonard takes over Harold Hill and fails!

    Aug 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dancing/Choreography, the Finale, children with real talent, beautiful voices
    Cons: Long, slow, inconsistent with not a lot of newness/originality to it, uncomfortable theatre/bathrooms, leads

    Summary: You know that there is a problem with a show when most of your favorite parts have nothing to do with the leads. That was the case with The Music Man. The Music Man is part of the classic/legit American theatre. The original was produced ... read more

  • "Will" adds full "Grace" to this Music Man production

    Jul 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Eric McCormack RULES! Excellent vocals, ensemble tightly rehearsed, choreography outstanding
    Cons: Theater was not only HOT but also ran out of bottled water that night!

    Summary: Before early 2000, I never watched Will and Grace so I never knew who Eric McCormack was. Then, once I became a fan of the show, I knew who Eric McCormack was but never thought him to be especially appropriate for a Broadway show. In fact, in one ... read more

  • Seventy-six Trombones and 44 Somewhat Disappointed Theatre Lovers

    Jun 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Choreography, talented cast, Eric McCormack was a pleasant surprise! Finale!
    Cons: Not engaging, slow, very uncomfortable theatre

    Summary: The Music Man is a classic of American theatre, opening on Broadway originally in the 1950's. This revival, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, opened in April of 2000 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Our group of 44 theatre lovers were ... read more

  • Music Music Music

    Apr 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Music, Excellent Dancing, Amazing Sets.
    Cons: A little long, and the understudy is a disappointment compared to Craig Bierko

    Summary: This show was amazing. The classic Music Man was brought back to life in the costumes and the amazing sets. The entire cast was fantastic. Their performance in the musical productions gave me chills. Rebecca Luker's amazing voice and talents made the ... read more

  • Entertaining, But Long

    Jan 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cute songs, well organized, good scenery and costumes
    Cons: very long, plot not easy to follow

    Summary: My husband, my two young sons (ages seven and ten) and I went to see The Music Man on New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2000. The show started with a stage set of a moving train. Very cute, perhaps the best part of ... read more


    Sep 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: Recently, while in New York, I was lucky enough to see Meredith's Wilson's Broadway Hit "The Music Man", starring Craig Bierko as Harold Hill and Rebecca Luker as Marian Paroo. The play takes place in July, of 1912 when a ... read more

  • The Music Man after Preston

    Aug 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Music, Actors and choreography
    Cons: a non reliable finale with the march of the trombones.

    Summary: Rebecca Luke is, without doubts one of the new divas of Broadway Stages as Streisand, and Julie Andrews were in the first steps of there careers.Ive seen the first performance of the previews. All the show run very well and the only dull moment was the ... read more

  • Come And Meet Those Danceing Feet

    Aug 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Danceing and music
    Cons: A little childlike

    Summary: The Music Man doesn't at all fail to bring us back the time told classic of Harold Prince and his coning ways. The show is basically a carbon copy of both the movie and the original stage production. The only advantage is, is that you get to see it live. ... read more

  • 76 Trombones Led the Greatest Musical on Broadway

    Jul 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very funny and cleverly done.
    Cons: --

    Summary: Although I have always been a big fan of musicals, particularly the ones I see on Broadway, but The Music Man is one of my favorites. It is extremely funny with a lot of twists. It is about a con-man, Professor Harold Hill, who tries to make ... read more

  • The Music Man Shines!

    Jun 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: toe tapping music, uplifting feeling, great family entertainment
    Cons: too much like the original, a few flaws in the orchestral delivery

    Summary: The Music Man is a great, and I mean great, family theater outing. It has a few flaws, which ironically don't detract from the overall feeling you get from this "feel-good" show. Craig Bierko is terrific. Close your eyes, and you'd ... read more

  • A True Broadway Production

    Jun 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: dancing, performers, great production
    Cons: price

    Summary: The Music Man is a new revival to hit Broadway, so you would think it would be old fashioned and slow. Totally wrong, it was extremely well done and entertaining. The entire show was great, from the performers down to the scenery and choreography. ... read more

  • The Music Man is Flat

    May 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great dancing, great ending pay-off
    Cons: Very long, inconsistent, slow, cotton-candy theater with no thought.

    Summary: I know, I know, everyone is supposed to love these old musicals whenever they are paraded out for another revival. I happen to be a little more critical than most and believe that with the exorbitant prices demanded of theater goers in New York City, the ... read more

  • A Revival that Sings

    May 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dancing, lead actor and actress
    Cons: tough ticket

    Summary: I just spent a week in NYC and saw 7 plays and the new "Music Man" was among the best. If you can only think of Robert Preston as Harold Hill, fear not. Craig Bierko fills the role nicely. First off, he sounds a bit like Preston. But he's ... read more

  • 76 CHEERS for a great show!

    Apr 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: GREAT acting, dancing, choreography, singing
    Cons: none (unless you are 10 years old, then it is a little long)

    Summary: *NOTE: this is a duplicate post because for some reason it wasn't showing up under this title (probably because I wrote about the play before it was listed with Epinions...) On Saturday night (April 8) my husband and I took our 13 and 10 year ... read more

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