Spectacular Show -- Dreadful Theatre
By Danelle from Groveland, MA on 5/20/2008
Audience Loved It, Brilliant Acting, Engaging Plot, Fantastic Music, Great Lighting, Great Set Design, Ted Neeley - the BEST
Brusque theatre personnel, Drunk patrons, From tall person in front, LONG bathroom lines, My seat - felt cramped, Not a nice theatre, People laughing nearby, People singing nearby, Seating - blocked view
Everyone, The Whole Family
I've seen this show many times, and Ted Neeley just gets better and better. He OWNS this role! JC Superstar is my favorite piece of theatre and I'll go see it, anywhere! This was my first time at the Opera House in Boston and though we had very close-up seats in Orchestra Center Row, H, many in the nearby crowd marred my enjoyment of this play. The seats were cramped. The fellow next to me was hugely obese and was encroaching into my seat space. A woman several seats down was drunk and singing and talking through important parts of the play; someone else was laughing and giggling during inappropriate moments. The fellow in front of me was half a head taller than everyone else in that row and his head continuously, and constantly, blocked my view of the stage. The whole theatre felt cramped and packed and claustrophobic. Many of the personnel were abrupt to the point of being rude. Between the bad, cramped seating, the rudeness of the nearby patrons, and the brusqueness of some of the theatre personnel, I found the Opera House to be a miserable place to watch one's favorite play. I had a MUCH better time seeing this play at the Bushnell in Hartford, CT, and the theatre in Lowell!