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Tootsie Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 21



2.0 star rating Anne from Baltimore, Maryland


The first part was enjoyable, but it fell flat. I had a hard time stayng awake during the second half. The two secondary characters were way better than the stars. I had trouble understanding the lead when he played Dorothy. He sure didn't have the lines from the film. Just a lot of fluff. Costumes were great and also the set.

2.0 star rating Don from San Diego, California


Save your money for a decent alternative. My wife and I considered leaving at the Intermission. Of interest, there was a group of three people sitting beside us and they thought the program to be full and lacking talent and entertainment value.

2.0 star rating Anonymous from Costa Mesa, California


My husband and I saw this today . We are both fans of the movie .. and were definitely expecting a comedy . While there were some laughs .. we both yawned more than we laughed . The supporting characters were good, but Michael/Dorothy was less than for us . There is not a song that you can remotely remember when you leave .. and I have no want to listen to it again.

2.0 star rating Sharon from Providence, Rhode Island


Find the movie on Netflix. Michael/Dorothy was over dramatic, perhaps over directed. Dorothy just looked like Michael with a dress on. If you saw the movie, you would probably agree that Julie was miscast. She has a decent voice but in my opinion inappropriate for the role. Jeff and Sandy were terrific but they couldn’t carry two poor leads. Actor in Max’s role was very good but even he couldn’t save this. The score is forgettable and no one left humming a tune. Dance numbers were fine but seemed to just fill space and time. The ending was not a “get up on your feet clapping” but rather “get up on your feet walking out”. These young people work very hard but this’ show is awful.

1.0 star rating Audey Curtis from Atlanta, Georgia


After 2 years of pandemic sheltering we ventured out to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta for the Friday night performance of "Tootsie". Our hopes were soon dashed as the curtain opened and the show fizzled its way through the opening number. It got worse as the night went on! So bad, we left in the middle of the first act.... couldn't take the agony!! These people should be ashamed of themselves. Boo!

1.0 star rating Ashley from Denver, Colorado


There were some funny zingers, and some talented actors-but Michael/Dorothy fell flat, the story was all Over the place, hard to follow, and the misogyny, transphobia and sexism was literally voiced in the lines of the show. The music was ok but super repetitive, As a long time Broadway show enthusiast, both in New York and locally in Denver, it’s the first time I have walked out at intermission, this show should have ended when the pandemic started.

1.0 star rating Nancy Williams from San Jose, California


Very disappointed! The writing was very entertaining but the songs were so boring! The actor portraying Tootsie was 1 star! At first it was funny but as time went on, it got worse! We never walk out. We think it is disrespectful. Never say never because we left with several others during intermission.


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fun FABULOUS Fierce

This is a classic musical comedy with laugh-a-minute dialogue, you can't go wrong.

This review is about the original Broadway production.

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