"The approach is fresh and appealing but the results are mixed...The first act is more fully realized and could stand alone with slight extension. The second act comes across as a truncated mashup and is not as satisfying. Separately they each have potential as witty entertainment but joined together their impact is diminished. The periodic frothiness dissipates over the two and a half hour running time...Though structurally problematic, 'Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter' has much to enjoy." Full Review
"There is a lot to enjoy in this production...Given the quality of the material, maybe a four-act, two-evening repertory production would also do justice to the most famous works of the doctor and the Porter...Bentley has spent a lot of quality directing hours transforming this ensemble into so many characters in so many musical universes. I must congratulate everyone for coming together to bring the world this new fusion show with all of its artistry." Full Review
See it if you're intrigued by the concept, are a big fan of cole porter songs.
Don't see it if you're looking for a cohesive whole. This feels more like a school experiment than a complete show.
See it if You want to hear great Cole porter songs not always sung in tune. Want a quick blur of a few checkhov plays.
Don't see it if You enjoy easily understandable plots, glossy, fully realized productions.
See it if you love Chekhov and/or Cole Porter, you want a fun show that doesn't take itself too seriously
Don't see it if you find Chekhov plays confusing (and trust me, I wouldn't blame you if you did), you don't enjoy metatheatrical pieces
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