Dancing With the Stars Reviews
Jean martinelli from Madison, Wisconsin
In the past twenty eight years that I have ushered for the Overture Center (and the preceding venue), I have seen many, many shows, including a variety of dance performances and all of the broadway shows. But, nothing prepared me for DWTS. This was part Las Vegas revue, part Magic Mike, part Broadway, part Alvin Ailey and more! The cast was supremely talented and very personable. The dance performances varied from many Latin classics - paso doble anyone? - to hip hop and ballet/modern dance to rock and roll to waltz. The sound track was gorgeous and varied as well, with many of my favorite contemporary music featured. As a result, the audience was absolutely going nuts from beginning to end!!!! This sold-out show left people grinning from ear to ear and dancing and singing out of the theater. I only hope that DWTS will be back next year.
from San Francisco, California
Think you can dance's road show hit it big at the Fox Theatre, now called the Bob Hope Theatre, in downtown Stockton. There might have been a few empty seats in the back corners, but the good seats were sold out. The audience was very warm and noisy, and as is the style these days, "whooped" with appreciation instead of applause. The dancers were even better than anticipated from previous appearances on TV. Amazing extensions and elevation. There were no average dancers, all top gypsies! My only complaint was the lighting...the dancers were dimly lighted most of the time, while flashing strobes and LEDs directed at the audience had me closing my eyes in defense. This trendy style of audience insult needs to pass, and quickly. We pay to see what is on the stage, not be blinded by technology. Staging positives? yes, the large screens were able to depict windows and hand painted sets in exquisite detail. When the heavens broke loose with weather and a light show, it was impressive...
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