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A Review of Promises, Promises (Broadway)

By Anonymous, August 22, 2010

  • Acting
    4 stars
  • Choreography
    5 stars
  • Dancing
    4 stars
  • Direction
    4 stars
  • Lyrics
    4 stars
  • Music
    4 stars
  • Overall
    4 stars
  • Production
    4 stars
  • Singing
    5 stars
  • Story
    4 stars
  • Writing
    4 stars

I saw Promises, Promises (Broadway) on 06/05/10. Overall, I'd say it was a 4-star rating. I'd summarize it by saying “It's a charming show, with great dancing, and fun 60s music.”

I had a great time and left the show feeling happy and entertained. I'd describe the show as charming, dated, and funny. Katie finneran's performance as marge was a highlight of the show because it's the 15 funniest minutes I've ever seen in the theater. If this were a movie, I'd rate it PG-13. I would recommend this show to everyone but not to kids.

I saw this show because I wanted to see Kristin Chenoweth live onstage. I would see it again. I sat in the center mezzanine area of the theater. The view was clear and the seats were fine.

Kristin Chenoweth is very miscast as Fran, but she's sings the songs so beautifully that you don't really end up caring. Sean Hayes is a fine enough singer, but it's his comedy that makes him so charming. Katie Finneran is the reason to see this show. The first fifteen minutes of Act 2 when she's on are so funny, that it makes the rest of Act 2 drag- you miss her, and want her energy back.

I saw the show again on August 21 with Kristin's understudy. Sean Hayes really stepped up his performance, but Megan Sikora did a fine job. She was nothing to write home about, but she was completely suitable. But again, Katie Finneran was the highlight.

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