Castillo Theatre presents a musical set on the eve of the 2016 election, with America hours away from electing its first female president (no, it's not Hillary). More…
Melanie Jefferson, the former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, and her husband, former President William Jefferson, are ready to count the votes when the arrival of an unexpected visitor threatens to disrupt everything. What happens next makes for an election eve unlike any other. A sequel of sorts to Castillo Theatre's 1999 musical 'The Last Temptation of William Jefferson,' 'Votes' examines the political and personal conflicts of a famous fictional First Couple.
"This production offers many laughs as well as entertaining moments…Under Kurlander’s intricate direction, 'Votes' presents a moving and personal picture of the real lives and feelings of an extremely powerful couple in America…The chemistry between Wright-Mathew and Miller is thrilling to witness…'Votes' will give audiences something to smile about...Entertaining, whimsical, and smart, 'Votes' is just the ticket." Full Review
"Tired of the parody that is our current political situation? Chill, take a deep breath, and amble over to see 'Votes,' a musical about the Clintons purporting to show how they arrived where they are and what was lost along the way...This is a lighthearted look at a dark landscape but although it pulls no punches, it’s neither mean nor preachy...I’ll not divulge the dénoument; suffice it to say it takes a different tone, more fable or morality tale than the acerbic plain talk that led up to it." Full Review
"There is no real character development, no understanding of what events lead from then to now, and no knowledge of how songs are supposed to work in a musical with one exception…Mr. Miller’s fine voice and performance actually touches us with something human in an otherwise overwrought and off-putting political diatribe. For two hours we are subject to the astonishing information that power corrupts and all politicians are crooked, really?" Full Review
See it if You'd enjoy a community theater-esque musical foray, behind the scenes with Hillary & Bill Clinton on the eve of her presidential nomination
Don't see it if An amateur production on all counts, even suprisingly poor music (given composer's credits), w/an irresponsible recommendation of solution.
See it if you have strong political ideas about Hillary and Bill, and the political situation in general, and don't mind being slightly bored.
Don't see it if You are a dyed in the wool Republican or love big ticket Broadway musicals with lots of pizzaz and no intelligent content
See it if Are an aspiring playwright and want to learn what not to do and want to feel better about your own work.
Don't see it if You like plays that make sense, resonate emotionally, and/or have something new to say.
See it if you have time, money, & patience to sit through absolute drivel. This show isn't even a musical, it's a bad play with occasional poor songs
Don't see it if ...there is no reason to see this production. Its only redeeming grace is the cast does seem to have vocal talents that weren't used here
See it if you are interested in politics and want a break from the crazy elections -- or if you don't like politics and want an entertaining view.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals, or if you are looking for a factual, historical play,
See it if During our current political environment many people could relate to this play. BUT fun and entertaining and thought provoking at the same t
Don't see it if Can't imagine why not.
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