Sousatzka Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 11



3.0 star rating Thomas from Toronto, Ontario


Ambitious and moving, but could use some careful trimming to become leaner and tighter, On the plus side, it achieves its emotional goals: yes, the audience was completely wrecked at the end of the first act, after an incredibly powerful, restrained but artistically defensible treatment of horrifyingly real subject matter. But there's a lot of fat in between to be trimmed. Musically, the world beat stuff is amazing, the more conventional lyrical Broadway pieces are very good, the classical fugues are decent, but the modernistic 1980s pop/disco stuff doesn't work (and I actually like that kind of stuff). A fair bit of that from the first act could be excised, and maybe an expository number from the second as well. The best thing about this is it makes me want to see the show again after its official opening on Broadway.

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5.0 star rating D. Clark from Toronto, Ontario


The show was wonderful, not a dull moment, thoroughly enjoyed it. A must see. The story, the songs and African dance just amazing. I would 100% recommend it and every seat in the theater was a good seat.

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5.0 star rating Joey Schooley from Elgin Theatre Toronto, Ontario


As a Toronto actor and somewhat musical, I can speak to this musical from many angles, and from every angle, it's a stunning tour de force! From a great script to melodious tunes, fabulous costume design and exquisite backdrops with special effects, this play is destined to be a mega hit on BROADWAY and everywhere it goes! BRAVO Mr. Drabinsky. As far as venues go, the ELGIN theatre is a premier venue worthy of any show! This is a 5 star performance! suitable for all ages. My congratulations to everyone involved.

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4.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


Everything stellar but one notable exception: the music by David Shire. Unfortunately just didn't serve the rest of this phenomenal Garth Drabinsky production. Some numbers were also under-orchestrated but from what I read in the New York Post that was probably a contractual issue. I'll do them for free, Garth, if you're reading this; I love the story and what you've done to bring it to stage, just think it needs some music repairs! All other production elements were solid, especially the use of projections and moving elements. Really a great story and well told since I hadn't seen the movie or the book. Congrats! Yes, everybody adolescent and older should see this.

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5.0 star rating Julie van Kessel from Toronto, Ontario


This was epic! Garth Drabinsky dug deep to bring this multifaceted story to life. The music, the scenery, the choreography, the vocals, the costumes ... It was so deep, rich and breathtaking!!! I have not seen anything comparable to this since Phantom of The Opera. It is truly epic. If you are in TO, you would be very remiss to lose out on visiting the historical Elgin Theatre. This is not an ideal show for kids under Grade 7. There is some pretty mature content and much of the music is quite sophisticated. There are lots of great restaurants near by. Fran's is great for midnight comfort food. The Pantages Hotel is great for apres theatre libations. We typically go to Baton Rouge while in that area and have never been disappointed. Hard Rock Cafe is just up the street as well.

Helpful? Yes - 26No - 25 Report

5.0 star rating Saptharishi Lalgudi Ganesan from Toronto, Ontario


An amazing performance with a touching story line, impeccable performances by the cast and songs that strike a chord! I would recommend this musical to everyone who has a love for the theater :D

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5.0 star rating Mike Alexiou from Toronto, Ontario


We loved every moment of this spectacular show! Definitely will a hht on Broadway!

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