Gettin’ the Band Back Together (George Street Playhouse)
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Gettin’ the Band Back Together (George Street Playhouse) Reviews and Tickets

87%
(9 Reviews)
Positive
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Mixed
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Members say
Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Clever, Must see

About the Show

George Street Playhouse presents the pre-Broadway production of the new musical comedy, the story of a laid off 40-year-old who finds that the only hope for his future lies in revisiting his rock and roll past.

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Member Reviews (9)

76
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Romantic

See it if Nostalgia, humor, and good times enough that I didn’t care about the paper-thin, predictable plot.

Don't see it if You want a musical with substance and meaningful impact.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Resonant, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if The show and the George Street Production resonated with the New Jersey crowd that grew-up either being or knowing these characters

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Critic Reviews (6)

October 11th, 2013

"A playful, good-natured, mildly irreverent and genuinely funny musical whose creators know how to mix the feel-good experience with touches of meanness...The show has flaws, like the audition and a few other instances in which Davenport’s book is a bit too taken with its own cuteness. Some of Allen’s Act I songs are badly derivative and forgettable. The title number (with nifty choreography by Kelly Devine) and the opener, 'Jersey!' are winners, however. This is a class act."
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October 6th, 2013

"Not a work of brilliant artistry, but then again, neither is Jersey. True to the land, Rando directs a production that is crude, loud, and blunt, yet, full of heart, making you fall in love with every last one of its bumps and blemishes...An original plot is admittedly not among the show's finest attributes...But not to worry. Davenport and his fellow book writers are in on the joke and take frequent jabs at their own clichés...A score of catchy tunes filled with plenty of blunt humor."
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October 7th, 2013

"Masterfully produced...Clever and comical...The cast is comprised of Broadway veterans who perfectly capture the uniqueness of their roles. George Street Playhouse audiences will be charmed and amused by male and female characters that they can truly relate to...Garden State audiences will enjoy some of the inside Jersey jokes...But, this show has a much broader reach...A laugh out loud musical for everyone that will definitely leave you feeling good."
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October 17th, 2013

"Revels in the hoariest stereotypes about the Garden State and contains a celebration of despicable behavior the likes of which had me cringing in my seat and itching to head for the exit. Most of the audience roared with laughter and enthusiastically applauded...There is no attempt to make anything make sense in this cartoonish musical. Not only the story not make any sense, but there are no real people on stage acting like recognizable human beings with even a modicum of sense."
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October 7th, 2013

"It empowers the kind of trite plot situation that would normally send shivers down your back. Actually, it has no right being as funny and as entertaining as it is...Has all the earmarks of a lampoon of those corny musicals about winning a contest or triumphing in the wake of impossible odds...You can't help but love a show as courageously presumptuous as this one...Some judicious pruning would be helpful, especially in the lengthy audition scene."
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October 10th, 2013

"One of those rare productions that gets the blood pumping. It’s tuneful, hilarious, and thrilling...It’s about revisiting old triumphs, the kind that happen when you’re young and carefree and unencumbered by expectations...A rousing, very funny, and tuneful show...It’s a seamless stream of rock-inspired music, with comic parodies thrown in...It’s the most fun I’ve had at the theater this year. In a word: it rocks."
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