Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Great choreography

About the show

Based on Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award-winning film, and featuring many of its iconic songs, the world-premiere musical invites you to experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’s most spectacular dance hall.

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Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler, the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec, the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago, the tempting Nini , and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love. Directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, with a book by Tony winner John Logan. 


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“Moulin Rouge (Boston)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

98
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if The staging was awesome and while I didn't recognize all the songs, they fit for the most part. There are a couple that should come out.

Don't see it if You expect the music from the movie with Nicole Kidman. While many of the songs are the same, many have been added. For adults only.

94
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing, Different from the movie

See it if You want to see modern music incorporated into the show. Interesting sets. Top-notch cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be exactly like the movie. The second act is pretty different from the film.

Also Lots of new songs were added- some worked and some didn't- but the cla... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Dizzying, Entertaining, Great singing, Great choreography, Amazing visuals

See it if you want to be dazzled by the glitz and glam of the sets, lighting and costumes and be astounded by great performances and choreography.

Don't see it if you are expecting a literal presentation of the film. A lot of the music has been replaced with more contemporary music

Also This show is the spectacle that you expect. From the moment you enter ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Incredible staging, Over-the-top fun

See it if you're a fan of the movie or want to see an all-out great show. Sonya Tayeh's choreo is amazing. Song mixes updated to include new artists.

Don't see it if You didn't like the movie or over-the-top shows. The show is a copy of the movie on stage (which is just fine with me).

Also Being a big fan of the movie, I was excited but cautious as to how it ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Epic, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you liked the movie. This is better. Everything from the set and costumes to the choreography and cast are first rate.

Don't see it if you're looking for an original musical. Similar to the movie, the show incorporate already popular songs to tell a story.

Also This is based on the first performance at the newly renovated Emerson ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing, Great choreography

See it if You liked the original movie and appreciate updated modern music. You appreciate great sets, lighting and choreography.

Don't see it if You are expecting an exact duplication of the movie. It has been updated to modern music and to accommodate the stage.

Also I saw a preview in Boston. The cast, sets, lighting, and choreography ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Dizzying, Great singing, Great choreography, Bizarre, Great sets

See it if You like visual eye candy from sets and lighting, amazing choreography by Sonya Tayeh and want to see some top performers come to Boston!

Don't see it if You only like original music--at times it bordered on jukebox musical with random hits ranging from Beyonce to Lady Gaga

Also I don't remember the movie that well but don't remember it being so co... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You liked the movie, enjoy modern day pop music and can can dancers.

Don't see it if You don't care for the movie, prefer a small show, or want an original score.

Also The moment you walk in the theater you know this won't be a small unde... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Stunning set design

See it if You're a fan of the film or You're a fan of brilliant song mashups or You want to see riveting performances and hear stellar vocals

Don't see it if You are prudish. Skimpy costumes, sexy choreography, a few instances of language.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Entertaining, Awkward

See it if You enjoy top 20 radio hits from the last 5 years, gorgeous sets, unique choreography, and fantastic performers.

Don't see it if You are looking for the characters to be a focus of storytelling.

Also The production was incredibly entertaining. The sets & lights were bre... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Great staging

See it if You can appreciate incredible sets, costumes, and choreography with a weak plot

Don't see it if You are a die-hard fan of the film, as the main plot and characters have been changed significantly.


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