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Mr. Chekhov & Mr. Porter

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

About the show

The Medicine Show Theatre's new musical mashup takes its audience on a joyous romp through one of history's greatest playwrights by way of one of history's greatest songwriters. More…

Two great men. One great love affair. Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter find one another at long last—just in time to warm your winter! 'Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter' marries the unbridled joy of Cole Porter's music to the beautiful dreams of Anton Chekhov's characters. A zany, music-filled evening of whimsy, gorgeous language, and profound silliness.

Member Reviews (5)


Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing
Avg Score

Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever, Charming

See it if you like imaginative reinterpretations of classics. Their lives overlapped but I doubt they considered collaborating. Still this works well

Don't see it if you don't know Chekhov's plays. The plots are chopped thin and may not sustain a viewer who has no background.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

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.

Clever, Disappointing, Slow

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.

Clever, Great singing, Quirky

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

Clever, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you like good singing, the singers are not miked, and an ambitious performance with good acting

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor

February 2nd, 2018
"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 toge...
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February 6th, 2018
"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 m...
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