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“Beautiful a sure fire hit.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SHN Curran Theatre

SHN Curran Theatre
445 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Beautiful a sure fire hit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The 4 stars in this review are for the musical Beautiful The Carole King Musical, and not for the theatre which is dark and oppressive.

The music, as you would expect from a musical based on Carole King, was sublime with very strong performances all round, though in particular by Jessie Mueller (Carole King) and Jake Epstein (Gerry Goffin).

As a person whose knowledge of Carole King could do with some adding to I found that Beautiful did not add to it, and wished it had given more detail. Since seeing the musical I have looked online for more information. This show is well worth going to, though a tip if like me your knowledge of Carole King is a little hazy, look up any biog site to get some background information so that you can put things in context.

Without doubt this musical should be a Broadway hit, or I will eat my "hat"

Visited October 2013
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Grange Over Sands
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30 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Theatre was ok. Show Beautiful was really great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Went to see the new musical on Thursday night. We booked actually at the box office. Surprised that each ticket had 10 dollar booking fee but that may be the way they do it in San Francisco. Ceiling was nice. Rest rooms, on top floors ridiculous 1 for ladies 1 for guys. Guess it is the age of the building but gave up queuing in the end. We where sat up in the balcony and this medical smell was regularly blasted out it made you feel quite headachey and a bit sickly. A lot of the audience kept mentioning it. It was also quite hot up there. Did distract you a bit from the show. The musical was great,if you love Carole King or even if you don't know all her songs you will love it.So glad it was on whilst we where here. Predict it will be a big hit once it gets to Broadway. Perhaps could do with a few more of her hits at the finale. Great. Show,go if you can.

Visited October 2013
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South San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“nice venue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I went on tuesday Night to see the Show Beautiful, the Show was excellent, but the theater itself was way too hot, I was actually sweating thru the performance, they need to get some type of air in the building !, Also the trek to the mens room was a long one, as they have only one in the basement, This means if you are in the balcony, you have many flights of stairs to climb.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Jersey Boys”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great show, awesome historical theatre, loved the setting. It was like stepping back in time, and the seating was roomy and comfortable for the entire show.

Visited March 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Jersey Boys Musical”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The theater was OK Very steep seatingplan so it was OK even though I was in the cheap seatings in the back and high up. But the show was nothing for me. The whole idea of telling the lifes of these musicians obly work if you are a great fan of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. And all songs are interrupted with the storytelling which is rather irritating

Visited April 2013
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