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Once - A New Musical

242 West 45th Street, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York City, NY
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Owner description: Once is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn... more » Owner description: Once is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, once is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way. « less
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Maitland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Saw Once in late August, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife and I went without knowing much about the plot or staging. We found the first act utterly delightful, and liked the second act only a little less. The staging is so original and thoughtful. And the actors (they're also musicians) were all first rate. I don't know how they... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The film was understated, humble, real, and honest...an excellent film with a beautifully told story. The musical was campy, cheesy, and reached for cheap laughs. It was disappointing and not at all what I had in mind. I'm surprised by the Tony wins, in all honesty. Good musicians and music (as from the film), but a musical needs to be... More

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Jundiai, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I really loved it. The original songs are what makes the whole experience. They are so talented musicians, that even when the main actor's guitar string broke, someone continued the song and it was almost not felt. Worthy of going anytime.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The play is worth to see! Great music, great actors! you can go on stage to have a drink before the play starts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Easily one of the best musicals I've seen. Terrific original songs, the whole thing was brilliantly performed with real humour and emotion. Only two minor qualms; some of the Irish/Czech accents occasionally slipped into American accents, and although you can go onstage with the cast and grab a drink during the warm up section it is absolutely extortionate; $13 for... More

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Phila., PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the pleasure of seeing "Once" yesterday in glorious New York city. What a show - what music - every single performer put on a brilliant performance. The music evokes so much emotion that tears trickled down my cheeks and when I turned to my 28 year old son - he had the same reaction. The show is so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Although the story is set in Ireland, the characters ultimately want to come to America. But the point is that the music is fantastic. That's the story. The songs are unforgettable and you'll enjoy that they keep popping up in your head. Get in line an hour early to be able to go on stage before the show and as... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Definitely worth going to see. Has an intimate vibe and the orchestra warms up with lively numbers before the show starts, creating a lively preshow instead of dead time and space.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A great story with excellent music. Great venue providing a rare and creative experience of having a drink on the stage bar pre show while the musicians play. Very well done :) We loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The music in Once is fantastic. Anyone who likes the sound of an acoustic guitar or violin/fiddle should see this show. The harmonies were great. We loved it. There is nothing like it on Broadway. Note: The language includes numerous F-bombs, so parents attending with kids need to be OK with their kids hearing that.

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