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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 7

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5.0 star rating John from San Francisco, California

MULTI LAYERED MUSICAL

It's hard to put into words the depth of this musical. I have seen it in multiple cities. It is a shame it did not last long on Broadway. Ostensibly, it tells the story of a community banding together to build one last ship and save a shipyard from going out of business. But Sting's lyrics are brilliantly layered. All the songs are dripping with spirituality and a a sense of longing. The "last ship" is a metaphor for dying. Basically, what happens next when the last ship sails? They are lyrics Sting likely wouldn't have written when he was younger. This musical is well worth seeing, through the script is not as good as Broadway because they eliminated some characters and changed it significantly. But it's still fantastic.

5.0 star rating Mel Wacks from Los Angeles, California

GREAT SINGING AND MEANINGFUL PLOT

In this era of Disney musicals it is a pleasure to hear something that doesn't sound like every other musical. The cast is outstanding, with fabulous voices. And the plot is still timely, with a business owner throwing the workers under the bus. I really am not a Sting fan, but my 50 year old daughter is -- and she was thrilled to see and hear him in person.

5.0 star rating Alan Decker from Los Angeles, California

WONDERFUL DAY AT THE THEATRE

A rousing, touching and beautiful day at the Theater! An amazing cast and what powerful vocal and acting performances. We left the theater with joy in our hearts and a spring in our step!! Bravo!

5.0 star rating Suzanne from Porter Ranch, California

MOVING STORY, DAZZLING EFFECTS

I wanted to see this musical ever since it was on Broadway. I know that it has been reworked, and I assume it is even better now. The story is a moving account of a struggling ship-building town and their efforts to survive. The characters are human, and have a full range of emotions. I was especially dazzled by the creative technical effects to convey the mood and environmental conditions. The voices were excellent, and the character portrayed by Sting was particularly fascinating to watch.

5.0 star rating Chris Acoutin from Orange County, Calif

THE LAST SHIP “SAILS”

At 1st I was a little skeptical of a musical just because the famous “Sting” was involved, but was pleasantly surprised as the story unfolded telling a believable human tale of a small town trying to save a dying industry and way of life. The production was well staged with spirited performances and songs to match. The standing ovation as they took their bows is the only recommendation you’ll need to put the play on your list and make the drive to see this show before it’s gone!

3.0 star rating Marilou from Los Angeles, California

BORING

It was boring and to think that I love musicals! I’ve watched other musicals and have been captivated by the plot and the songs. This one was not captivating and though they had great singers, the plot was boring, slow, and really not captivating as others in the audience were pretentiously stating.

2.0 star rating Martin Bell from Montecito, California

SINKING SHIP

Saw The Last Ship yesterday, February 8th matinee. Beautiful set and effects. Thrilled to see Sting, though immediately learned that his voice does not have the gravitas for theatre. Even sitting 3rd row center, he was often hard to hear or drown out by the cast. The show requires intense concentration as the dialogue can be difficult to understand. We were so disappointed that we left after the first act as we could bear to watch The Last Ship sink. We are multi-year Ahmanson season subscribers and unfortunately this is one ship that shouldn’t have sailed.

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