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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 7

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5.0 star rating Nuggy from Seattle, Washington

SAW IT ON BROADWAY

I loved it! I have been a Donna Summer fan since I was 10 years old and this was like having her back with us for an evening. I hope the traveling cast will be as good as the Broadway cast.

3.0 star rating Pammibehave from Cleveland, Ohio

DISAPPOINTED

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

5.0 star rating Rich R from Huntington Beach

WONDERFUL

I loved it. I don't understand why anyone could calling boring. It was toe tapping, great singing along with the digital background and sound effects.

3.0 star rating Robb Michael from Los Angeles, California

NO BAD - NO GOOD JUST LOW BUDGET PRODUCTION

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.

5.0 star rating Stephanie from San Francisco, California

AWESOME

I saw the show opening night in SF and I loved it. Having been a fan but never having gotten to see her live. It was like I got that chance. I thought the story of her life could have been made more clear. But i’d go again in a heartbeat.

3.0 star rating Dave G from San Francisco, California

NEEDED MORE

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.

2.0 star rating DaveO from San Francisco, California

TERRIBLE STAGE DESIGN, WEAK STORY

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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