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James Acaster Reviews

Comedy & Stand-up

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 12

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5.0 star rating from Baltimore, Maryland

FANTASTIC

The show was absolutely unexpected at points, the cast did a fantastic job remastering the movie! I wish this was running for a longer time period! The show should run again next year!🖒

5.0 star rating from Baltimore, Maryland

FANTASTIC

The show was absolutely unexpected at points, the cast did a fantastic remastering the movie! I wish this was running for a longer time period. This show should return next season! 🖒

5.0 star rating Constance and Joe from New Orleans, Louisiana

WONDERFUL

The show is amazing, better than the TV Live version or the movie. I can understand why this show was nominated for a Tony. Everything from the acting, singing to the dancing was flawless. The cast is incredible but I have to give a special shoutout to the children in this show. I was highly entertained and only wish we could see it again.

5.0 star rating Eloise and Tom Hendershott from New Orleans, Louisiana

LOVED IT!!

A wonderful show and great entertainment! The set was very well done and clever. The Old Man Character, Chris Swan, was absolutely hilarious! But hands down the children in the show are stunning, so talented and amazing, especially the boy who played Ralphie, Tommy Druhan, for our show! He gave such a performance and wonderful voice. Fun for the whole family!

5.0 star rating Audrey from Boston, Massachusetts

SO MUCH FUN!

The show was fantastic, entertaining and so much fun! The narrator and the children did an amazing job. We did have the unpleasant experience of a very rude usher and I wish we had reported him before we left but the show itself was well worth going!

5.0 star rating Suzanne Loft from Chicago, Illinois

PERFECTION, STREAMLINED, HONEST

This intimate theatre was perfect for this perfect comedian. His writing and presentation was flawless.. He reflects an honesty of our human species which quickly disarms the hearts of the audience. I felt like I’d just had a heart to heart with “Uncle James”, who’d humorously disclosed his personal feelings about growing up. It takes great skill to cleverly and clearly communicate private insights of one’s own journey through life, and most certainly courage. James Acaster does it all. He is an extremely talented storyteller for any age group. His ability to use such effective body language and his facial expressions are so entertaining, his anecdotes immediately engage his listeners. He needed absolutely nothing else but himself on stage except the simple black background. No distractions. Good decision. He was that good. Comfortable, intimate seating allowed the audience to fully enjoy his show. This classy comedian is a joy to see in person! Perfect evening!

4.0 star rating Asian American from Detroit, Michigan

REVIEW RESPONE

To the person in Dallas who claimed this production was racist - your smarmy, self indulgent, political correctness is downright laughable. There is NOTHING racist about this production

3.0 star rating Sally Taylor from Sacramento, California

GOOD SHOW, POOR SEATING

I would have enjoyed the show, so much more if I had not sat in middle. This theater is not conducive for children actors as the seats are not on a good slant. You need to sit on the sides or balcony so you can see the children. I was very disappointed.

1.0 star rating Bw from New York, New York

DATED

cast very talented. story dated, not worth your time.

1.0 star rating from Dallas, Texas

DRY AND RACIST.

This musical started out extremely slow with humor that try as it might - could just never land. I found the characters completely unlikable, annoying, and loud. The racism I witnessed within this production was appalling, If the musical scene where they made the poor boy Randy dance around like a stereotypical Native American with his hand over his mouth wasn't enough - there was absolutely no diversity within the entire ensemble - except for one Asian man who later appeared to recreate the incredibly insulting Chinese dinner scene. You'd think if they took the time to add terrible jokes and songs, they could try and change the flat out offensiveness of the original 80's movie.

1.0 star rating H. Murphy from Sacramento, California

BORING

Trite, predictable, racist, and totally boring. Also the sound system in the Memorial Auditorium was bad. Sounded like the cast was screaming their lines and when the children actually screamed it was ear splitting. Save almost 3 hours of your life and take a walk or catch up on TV shows you missed.

1.0 star rating Svetbach from Salt Lake City, Utah

WHY WAS THIS EVER MADE INTO A MUSICAL?

No stand out number. The best one liners from the movie fail to have the proper timing when done live. The kids in this show are certainly talented relative to other kids their age - but that doesn't mean they are good enough to be worth a full price ticket as part of the season. If you like the movie - watch the movie. If you don't like the movie - you aren't going to like this play. If you like paying full price to see a really well done high school musical - more power to you.

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