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Tootsie Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 21

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5.0 star rating Regina from Washington, District of Columbia

AMAZING

Truly laughed all the way through! What wonderful talent. I certainly wouldn’t take little kids- lots of swearing! But fine for teenagers and up!

5.0 star rating George from Greenville, South Carolina

AMAZING

Saw the show last night with my wife and we had the best time. First show we’ve seen at the Peace Center in almost two years, and it was wonderful. Hilarious cast, funny script.

5.0 star rating Monique from Atlanta, Georgia

FUN!!!

Had the best time last night with my husband at Tootsie! Everyone in the audience seemed to agree! Go see this play if it comes to a town near you!

5.0 star rating Sami Taylor from Austin, Texas

BEST MUSICAL EVER

My friends and I went to see tootsie yesterday and we totally loved it. Compared to the other shows I’ve seen, it is one of my favorites. So funny and awesome. Yeah, go see this!

5.0 star rating David from Kansas City, Missouri

A GREAT NIGHT OUT

Had a wonderful time seeing this show a while back, and just came across this forum. Would definitely recommend seeing this cast if it comes to a town near you.

5.0 star rating Brianna from San Antonio, Texas

GREAT SHOW

My mom and I went to see the matinee today and laughed so hard. Our neighbor recommended the show after they saw it earlier this week. Sad that they were only in town for a week. The parking downtown was so annoying though.

4.0 star rating Beth hillin from Atlanta, Georgia

TOOTSIE

Play ok but I did expect more… if I hadn’t seen the movie I might have graded it better.. also trying g to keep warm in the theatre took away from play.. I realize it was 30 degrees outside but people were saying inside was equally cold to outside… hopefully fox will get air problem corrected.. no fun paying those prices and sitting in cold for 3 hrs…

4.0 star rating Anonymous from Tucson, Arizona

GREAT SHOW BUT…

The musical and cast itself was actually pretty awesome. I couldn’t enjoy it to its full capacity though because Centennial Hall had some issues. There was this weird monitor that the first couple of rows could see and it was distracting. And there was a lot of sound issues with crackling microphones and random popping noises. I wanted to enjoy this musical because there was a lot of talent and very funny lines but I was too mad about all the other issues because I kept thinking about how much I paid for my ticket.

3.0 star rating Paul Richard Jr from New Orleans, Louisiana

ENJOYABLE! GREAT MOMENTS, BUT LOSES STEAM

Started as you might expect building the story and saving the better moments. The cast is superb and talented. The middle of the show is unfortunately the "climax". The latter part of the second act just dies in impact, song and humor that it takes away from the experience. Julia has an amazing voice but the score doesn't let her shine. Sandy Is amazing and was a big part of the enjoyment factor. In conclusion, if your easy going and enjoy the theater, you will be satisfied. If your more particular and need spectacular, try Netflix.

3.0 star rating Stu H from Atlanta, Georgia

GOOD SHOW, VERY FUNNY BUT INCONSISTENT.

Overall, funny, fun, enjoyable but a bit weak in spots. Good music and sets but the dialog was sometimes hard to hear. Roommate Jeff stole the show! Needed more of a spark and consistency.

3.0 star rating Bill from Tulsa, Oklahoma

FUNNY

Acting was pretty good and there was definitely some good chuckles throughout. However, I don’t believe the vocals or the dancing were very good.

3.0 star rating Gloria Purdy from Tucson, Arizona

TOOTSIE

The music was too loud for the individual performers. When there was no music there was clarity with the actor but the orchestra played too loud and over road the voices. That was not good

3.0 star rating Stephen from Los Angeles, California

TOOTSIE

Not a great show. Failed attempt to leverage a great movie and the “feminist” statement was weak. The dancers were good but the numbers felt like they were just throw in. Most of the songs were forgettable.

2.0 star rating JR Norton from New Orleans, Louisiana

IS THIS “THE NEW THEATER EXPERIENCE?”

Based on the applause factor, i felt like the performance was enjoyed by the many, however, I found the subtle messaging and the new progressive wave reflected in the casting and performance way more than I can handle. Would have been a decent high school play, but way off target for my expectations.

2.0 star rating Anne from Baltimore, Maryland

EHH

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

BORING

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

HOPED FOR BETTER

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

TOOTSIE

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

TOOTSIE SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME AND PLAYED DRESS-UP WITH HIS ROOM-MATE!

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

SAVE YOUR GAS MONEY AND STAY HOME

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

LEFT TOOTSIE AT INTERMISSION

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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