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.
Greg Kisinger from Renton, Washington
WAS EXPECTING A DONNA SUMMER "TRIBUTE"
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!
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
Susan M. from San Francisco, California
nothing was developed. Just snipets of what was listed chronologically in the program. Seemed like a someone telling a story that didn't really want to expose themselves
Body Politic from San Francisco, California
WEAK, WEAK, WEAK ..... ONE TO MISS!
Wow, I haven't been so disappointed in a musical in a while. Instead of a Disco Story worthy of Donna Summer music, we got weak sets, weak story, weak backdrops, adequate leads (but hardly worthy of the great Donna Summer!), man-hating themes, and underwhelming choreography. Sorry guys, but your last two songs to end this musical could NOT resuscitate this disaster. If you're expecting anything like MamaMia!, forget about it and save your $$ for the next offering.
Williams from Chicago, Illinois
JUNIOR HIGH MUSICAL
Dime store production
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