Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Reviews
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F. Strickland from Atlanta, GA
MARCH 8, 2008
This play was simply awesome anyone that is looking for a great night out. I recommend this play as the one to see and have dinner at one of the nearby restaurants. My guest and I perferred a brazillian near 48th. I would not carry my children below the age of 12 due to some of the language and sex indications, But I would take my mother. The cast was really in character and demonstrated the effects of being there with them in each performance. We really enjoyed this as Brick avoided Maggie, the noisy brother and his wife. We had perfect seating in the orch level on the fourth row seats D 103 etc. I would take others to see this play as the opportunity arises. I live in Atlanta hope to see that it makes it South to the Fox. This play was so real!
Bonita Butner from Kansas City, MO
Phylicia Rashad was wonderful as Big Mama! Her range of emotions was extraordinary. Tennessee Williams writes stories that are very complex and all of the actors provided nuanced performances that supported the script. Bravo! My only suggestion, TURN ON THE AIR! The theatre was very warm with a full house.
Anonymous from Hartsdale, New York
GREAT PERFORMANCES, DISRESPECTFUL AUDIENCE
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Saturday 8pm, May3, 2008 A well acted drama by "all performers." Boris Kodjoe played the role of Brick. There was obvious chemistry between the characters Big Daddy and Brick. Brick showed strong disdain for himself and of Maggie. Maggie was on fire spilling her emotions for all to hear and see. Unfortunately, the audience in the the back orchestra where we were sitting was a huge disappointment. At times the women in front of us were talking above Maggie in the first act. After asking for quiet during intermission we were greeted with the response "we paid our price for these tickets just like you.'' Sad to see this behavior. It is disrespectful to the audience and the actors.
David del Gaizo from New York, New York
AUDIANCE OUT OF CONTROL
The play was wonderful and the acting superb, however, it was nearly impossible to hear half of what was being said (and I was sitting in 5th row orch.) for all the eating, talking, texting, and audience seating throughout the first act and long after both intermissions. Perhaps it would help if the management made a pre-curtain announcement instructing the audience in theatre etiquette. Unless something is done to rectify this situation it's not worth the $100.00 ticket price.
Theater Lover from New York, New York
BRICK SPEAK UP - COUNT STOVALL AS BIG DADDY - NOT GOOD
Ditto as other comments. We were in Orchestra seating on April 10th and could barely hear Brick. I saw Debbie Allen in the balcony - the pitch of his voice is too low. This is theater not a movie set - she should have corrected this by now. Further Count Stovall messed up his lines so much it drove Howard to start laughing. Not funny at over $100 per ticket. If you can't see it with James Earl Jones, lower your expectations. Everyone else seemed to be overacting to compensate for Stovall - perhaps Jones' stage presence was that missed? The gem was Maggie The Cat. Overall - not so impressed and expected to be!
Louise Bell from Ohio, USA
MAGGIE SPEAK UP
My husband and I were familiar with the story. As classic theater, it was more dated than I expected. Hence the reason for the 3 stars. The acting was wonderful. James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad lived up to expectations. We could hear everyone but Maggie. Her acting was fine. She did not project her voice enough to be heard. We missed about half of her dialogue. The brother and sister were great and we would have liked to have seen more of them. They were especially good when their children performed for Big Daddy. A warning is in order for those not familiar with this play. Many in the audience apparently came for the stars not realizing the serious nature of the play nor expecting some of the language from these particular actors. During intermission, there were many shocked comments by others.
Jennifer from Upper Marlboro, MD USA
WE COULD NOT HEAR!
I sat on the 2nd row of the mezzanine level, 4/28. I and many of the fans that watched the show intensely could not hear many of the words that Big Daddy was saying. It looks like from the other reviews I read, others couldn't hear, at times, as well. I think the theater could use more microphones and speakers. I was upset to say the least. Also, theater goers need to have more theater etiquette and respect for others and turn "off" those cell phones! RUDE!
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