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"It doesn’t live up to the hype. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to like...There’s plenty to marvel at in both acts; costumes, scenery, and lighting stand out as constants worthy of acclaim and notice. The play overall, though, feels uneven. Just because you can placate an audience with a familiar, beloved story with music that’ll bring them back to another era doesn’t necessarily mean the narrative can support a two and a half hour show." Full Review
"Almost immediately after the show begins and you settle in for the ride, you start to see the holes in the core infrastructure and spot distinct areas where the cars start to go off track...A cappella has definitely had its moment in the spotlight over recent years...It’s not enough to hold together an entire show...Marshall does the best she can with the staging, yet it’s not enough to make this show come alive in the way they’d hoped. The train has already left the station." Full Review
"A vaudevillian evening of songs, dance, and laughs...they definitely push the envelope on tastefulness and stretch your imagination to the max...the show is less a retelling of the classics and more a satirical tribute to women's liberation and literature. It's fun when it works and pays off...All in all, the show is an innovation worth considering." Full Review
for a previous production "There’s really tons of fun in this show for people of all ages, interests, and senses of humor...You’ll marvel at how well this cast can sell you on bad acting, which takes incredibly good acting to pull off...The real director of the show, Mark Bell, does a masterful job getting to the root of what drives each of these characters to rise to the spotlight and ultimately to fall in their efforts to meet expectations...What an achievement to pull it off so well, and so consistently." Full Review
"Guimarães rises to the occasion and shows us something new in his repertoire. At the same time, if some of the tricks weren’t duplicated from that early 2014 show, some of them did feel familiar...'Verso' is at its best when it’s all fun and games. Guimarães waxes philosophically about biases and alternative realities we buy into at times, albeit subconsciously. But the spoken word in this show is at its best when Guimarães is instead interacting with the audience." Full Review