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Hadestown Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 44

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3.0 star rating from Louisville, Kentucky

WASN’T FOR ME

It wasn’t one of my favorites. I wouldn’t see it again . The actors playing the parts especially Persephone didn’t quite work for me and Orpheus high pitch voice was almost cheesy at times. I didn’t leave the theatre like I normally do being wowed. Even if the play it’s self (story line) isn’t my favorite I am still extremely impressed with the actors and production . This was overall ok for me.

3.0 star rating Louanna A ngelo from San Jose, California

HADESTOWN

Loved the orchestra, music, chorography.. Big drawback did not understand a word spoken by the narrator. He had a high pitched voice that was inaudible. Did not understand the story line because it was so very muffled. Good play otherwise

3.0 star rating RinieB from Calgary, Alberta

HADESTOWN

Great musical but the music was so loud the actors had to scream their songs to be louder.

2.0 star rating Gary Myers from Greenville, South Carolina

SINGING WAS JUST SO-SO, THERE SEEMED NO "HEART" ... OVERALL DISAPPOINTED

First the start with Hermes showing off his clothes - sorry, not funny. As a matter of fact there is very little humor in this musical. The singing - especially Orpheus, not good. His falsetto was... at times ear tearing. Overall we just didn't feel "involved" - there was little there to bring you in, to CARE ... out of many many musicals seen - probably bottom 10% ranking for both my wife and I.

2.0 star rating Molly from Chicago, Illinois

NOT WORTH THE HYPE

I don't understand the rave reviews. It was entirely over-produced (but not well-produced). The singing and acting was gimmicky and campy. Eurydice was especially awful (she's original cast). She over-sang everything and has a weird vocal inflection at the end of EVERY verse. No nuance, no depth. The Hermes character was completely superfluous and his singing style was equally as grating on the ears. Just too gimmicky. The whole thing is really trying too hard. There is also the hit-you-over-the-head messaging about environmental and immigration issues. Look, I agree with the message, but with a Broadway musical, I expect more complicated and nuanced themes. Finally, the sound quality was horrible. The female voices were nasally and too loud. You'd think that would be just in Chicago but others mentioned it as a problem in other locations. Must be a production thing. This just did not feel like Broadway, I'm sorry to say. (Except the prices. Those felt like Broadway).

1.0 star rating Rich from Denver, Colorado

TERRIBLE SOUND QUALITY

Went to opening night last night. Sound quaility was bad I couldn't pick up on the story line. Especially Hermes who kind of narrated. Not sure if was an opening night technical malfunction or the fact that I was in the balcony ($100 per). Just so disappointing how bad the sound quality was. Sat in same theatre/similar seats 2 months ago and the sound quality was great.

1.0 star rating Carolyn from Denver, Colorado

PERFORMED BY CHARLIE BROWN'S TEACHERS

There were almost no spoken words so if you were already familiar with the songs and lyrics it might be okay. However if you are not, it is awful. I understood, "I took him under my wing" and "it ain't right and it ain't natural" the rest of the lyrics and spoken words were muddled and incomprehensible. I assume the actors know how to ennunciate so I can only assume it was the sound system definitely not worth the price. But if that is the case they should have had it fixed after the review left by the person who had the same complaint on opening night.

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