Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Dated

About the show

Using the score from Bizet’s opera 'Carmen,' this adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein II resets the story with an all African-American cast. CSC's presents the first major New York revival since its Broadway debut.

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As the Second World War rages, parachute maker Carmen Jones wages her own quarrel involving an airman and a boxer. Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose ('Caroline, or Change'; 'A Raisin in the Sun') will play the title role in this production directed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle ('The Color Purple') and choreographed by Bill T. Jones ('Fela!').



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Performances June 9 - 27, 2018
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100
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Dated, Great singing

See it if you want one of Doyle's greatest successes in minimalist musical stagings. It is gloriously dated- 75 years old and the better for it.

Don't see it if you are looking for Carmen - the Opera. This is more Bway/Operetta.

Also This show is a true lost gem. Maybe some day a full blown production w... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Exciting, Fun, Great singing, Great dancing, Great live music

See it if you like a story well told, with believable people who are a joy to watch.

Don't see it if you don't like being emotionally moved at the theater.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy modern restagings of classic stories. Gorgeous production with outstanding performances from all. Loved their voices. A true gem!

Don't see it if You're an opera purist. Hammerstein blends Bizet's "Carmen" with his own music & lyrics. I much preferred this 90 minute version!

Also This might be my favorite production at Classic Stage Company. These a... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Great music, Great singing

See it if One of the best Opera (to me). Done in English. If you like good music and singing.

Don't see it if If you hate Opera or musical

Also This is 90 minutes with no intermission, the time flies by watching an... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if a beautifully staged production with wonderful actors/singers.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals.

Also This is a lovely intimate theater. I have only seen two productions he... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Exquisite, Must see, Great singing

See it if You want to see a rarely performed show. What a great piece of history made fresh,,gorgeous singing, acting from the soul, so good!

Don't see it if You hate Opera singing. But it's only 90 minutes, it's the best way to do it!

97
During previews
Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Great production in a limited staging area.I thoroughly enjoyed this play with a wonderful cast full of vim and vigor.The singing was phenom

Don't see it if If you need all the glitz of a big production i.e.Broadway.This was for true theater afficianodos.

Also al.Everyone had a voice in this production.A strong cast with a wonder... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a performance that reaches for excellence and succeeds. Beautiful singing from the entire cast. Emotional and riveting.

Don't see it if you need props, scenery, and a big orchestra. But you'll be missing a thrilling experience.

Also I'm not an opera lover and was only slightly familiar with Carmen's sc... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love great music and outstanding singing. You value small venues where the setting is intimate.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a single reason why you shouldn’t see this.

Also I wanted to purchase a music CD of the cast recording. I was very disa... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love Bizet’s Carmen and you want to hear the most incredible voices.

Don't see it if You don’t like opera or if you only love opera with grand staging. The staging is simple.

95
During previews
Enchanting, Exquisite, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Exhilerating musical, classic CST minimal staging w/ maximum talent. Each operatically trained actor very strong -outstanding performances

Don't see it if Don't like minimal staging of CST or intimate theaters.Don't like musical revivals or opera. Expect a fully staged Met Opera

Also This is a must see- especially if it's seeing theater out of "your usu... Read more Read less

95
During previews
A wow version of this operetta. great singing.

See it if You love good operetta type musicals that are done very well.

Don't see it if Like traditional musicals.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if u like suberb acting, amazing music, a well written, hillarious story that keeps you anticipating what will unfold next. Don't miss this 1.

Don't see it if If you can't stand classical music or you can't sit for 95 minutes straight; or if you are insulted by strong sensual women characters.

93
During previews
Enchanting, Dated, Great singing

See it if you love Anika Noni Rose! She is spectacular vocally & her acting is fabulous. BRAVA! Strong cast. Big full voices. I saw the 1st preview.

Don't see it if You don't like Bizet, or want to see a 1940's version of Carmen. Director did a great job with actors, but staging ensemble staging was weak

Also The set was minimal, which wasn't an issue but I was frustrated by eve... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if If you like great actng and singing

Don't see it if If you are an opera purist.

91
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a terrific cast in a winning production in a intimate setting of this revival of a show rarely produced . All black cast a +

Don't see it if You don’t like theater, musicals or quality productions or shows with a more operatic score.

Also A wonderful production - CSC intimate setting makes this even more enj... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Classic score expertly sung by talented sexy cast

See it if Doyle's stripped-down Bizet opera with Hammerstein's libretto. Great all-black cast with excellent voices. Anika Noni Rose is beautiful.

Don't see it if Clifton Duncan is a sexy, gifted actor/singer. Rest of the players are perfectly cast. Small ensemble sounds fine. In the round, minimal set

90
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy operetta/ musicals. The singing was superb, especially Anika Noni Rose. There was a small live orchestra also.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in adapted opera stories. I enjoyed the all African American cast and the Secend World War setting.

90
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy opera and want a unique twist on CARMEN. This production is beautiful and well directed. Cast is outstanding!

Don't see it if You are not an opera fan.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you love opera or musical theater that leans into operatic styles. Anika Noni Rose is amazing and in great voice.

Don't see it if you don't like in-the-round staging or need an intermission. It moves fast.

90
During previews
Poignant, Great acting, Sensual, Stunning singing, An american treasure

See it if A new staging of an American interpretation of Bizet’s Carmen that’s intimate, accessible & thrilling gorgeously sung and acted.

Don't see it if Really it’s opera as it was intended to be seen, working class, upclose & romantic. At 95 minutes everyone should give it a try!

90
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Dated, Great singing

See it if you want to hear incredible vocal chops up close, strong, well-rounded acting, like an opera story

Don't see it if you're looking for a modern, illuminating story, elaborate sets.

Also I was enchanted by this production of Carmen Jones. The beauty is most... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Thrilling, Sultry, Brilliant ensemble, Gorgeous vocals, Killer lead!

See it if you want to see 1 of season’s stellar performances from Anika Noni Rose amid an ensemble that is nearly as brilliant as she is.

Don't see it if you don’t like your opera/musical theater up very close & intense.

Also It’s hard to take your eyes off Anika Noni Rose when she’s onstage in ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intense, Riveting, Great singing, Superb, Rarely performed

See it if you'd enjoy a strong ensemble (ANRose is extraordinary) performing operatic (Bizet) melodies w/H'stein's lyrics/book. Femme fatale strikes.

Don't see it if you dislike opera/need high prodn values. In-the-round vws can be annoying. Lighting is glare-y. Still, a great evening! You know the tunes!

90
During previews
Must see, Spellbinding, Great singing, Beautiful score, Sensual

See it if you love Bizet’s classic operatic score, or you want to experience superlative singing, creative staging & a knockout ensemble. A Must See!

Don't see it if you only like big, commercial Broadway shows that are bombastic or you dislike artsy, minimalist stagings of older classics.

Also I’ve just seen Classic Stage Co.’s superb production of “Carmen Jones,... Read more Read less


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