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Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

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mindy m wrote a review Feb 2020
493 contributions26 helpful votes
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Listed as 20th anniversary tour, Larson worked 7 years to bring his rock opera to the stage, only to collapse and die (of a fixable aortic aneurysm) before previews of opening night of this in-depth story/musical that premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996. This version was a softer sweeping effective production; then original on Broadway play. Orchestra was on stage, lighting was soft. In the dark, crew worked changing scenery on stage. The voices were smooth and within the keys and range of the singers. Songs were sung along with 525,600 (Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred) minutes-how do you measure a year? Keep an eye on James Schoppe (along with his squeegee) who "made and honest living", in multiple parts. 1 intermission/ only 2 women’s bathrooms with long lines. No assistance from staff. Stating, we didn’t realize there would be so many people. Like, somehow this explained it and made it ok. Fortunately, the wait was not too long for most, with time for use before the show began again. The depth of the story remains, though for some newer first timers, there was confusion to follow along, hard to explain in a brief conversation. Veteran viewers knew the songs, script and depth of concept of this complex story, Someone sitting in my section up high, noted that some of the sound of the words were muffled, unclear. Though every sound should have been sharp, this may partly have been from misinterpretation, as the beginning starts with phone voice message from Marks mom. It was nice to see the full cast come out at the end, including Joshua Tavares/Angel- in jeans and tea shirt. Multiple bows were taken, no encores, the orchestra did finish with music as the crowd left the theater.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lolly’s Look wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York12,086 contributions13,323 helpful votes
We had tickets to a holiday show last night at the Tilles Center. The show was fantastic and the venue, The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts is one of my favorite places to see a show. The parking is convenient. It’s close being on Long Island with top performers and shoes in a professional theater.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jaghen@optonline.net wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions7 helpful votes
Saw Alice Cooper and the venue was great. Neat, clean and a lots of security, No craziness going on inside which i was happy about because I had my 16 year old son.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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deloressteele wrote a review Nov 2019
Long Island, New York29 contributions5 helpful votes
All staff, from ushers to security to vendors were very nice and welcoming. All seating had excellent views. Sound was very good. Would definitely see another show here in the future. The only issue however was getting picked up by Lyft driver.. was unable to come in to pick us up as all lanes from the center were made outgoing to help outgoing traffic. So we had to walk to the front gate to meet driver. Just an fyi, no biggie. Again.. staff were super kind. Great place to see a show.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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mindy m wrote a review Oct 2019
493 contributions26 helpful votes
Carol Burnett Show live at Tilles Center Tuesday October 22, 2019 The show consisted of audience and Carol Burnett. If not sold out, most of the seats were taken. Performance was arranged not by Tillis but another company securing the venue. Carol came out, much as she did on her television show. She looked Great in her bling colored short dress, unlike most of her full-length gowns worn on the show designed by the great Bob Mackie. Audience descriptions included super and sexy. The show was primarily a question and answer situation with authorized men in black suits having flashlights and a wireless mike, trying to get her attention to direct it to people in their section to ask away. That night in the audience, Maria got to speak and said much of what I would have added had I gotten a chance but didn’t. That being, how wonderful she was and is, how appreciative we the audience and her followers are of her and all that was shared of laughs and perhaps tears, the way and now how glad we are to have this time together. This said, much of her show were favorite stories, many repeated from her book “This Time Together-Laughter and Reflection” that she wrote and of the same audio book that she herself narrated. So, I had heard them when I listened to the book from Audible. Yes, at that time, I did kind of feel she was visiting, sitting on my couch and sharing them. This time, while I still laughed knowing what was coming, it did not have the same feel. While she had some highlight clips throughout the performance shown on a screen behind her and they were all great, seeing her in favored TV skits along with her cast and crew of Harvey Corman, Tim Conway and of course Vick Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner and the very talented Ken Berry. The favored classic, “Dentist” with Tim doing his schtick causing Harvey to break out in hysterical laughter. skit, Gone went the Wind and Dora Desmond to name a few. Then there were the clips of wonderful song and dance numbers with Stars of the day. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme`, Lucy, and Surprise, Surprise, Surprise the amazing singer and actor Jim Neighbors along with so many more. Being a fan, these too, I had seen and even though most were not of my era, I knew of them well. Disappointed that I was not able to get a chance to address Carol with questions, I wonder if she still owns a cat. I also want to see Tootsie the Musical because of her review of how funny he is. That said, I went to ask the officials if I too might get a chance to visit her briefly backstage. I was asked; do I have a pass? What pass, how do I get one? Who gives them out? No clarity through the politeness, just information that they work for Tillis and even though one young man went to question, still the answer was no to my reply of I get it respectfully. And, would it be ok for me to leave my info in a note? No. Oh well. I tried. One thing my friend noted was that the show was not very long. Id say maybe an hour and give or take, a half. But on a Tuesday night, I could even see that as people need to go home and prepare for their next days activities. There was a show this Wednesday as well and I expect it was similar with slight differences of questions and audience participation. In her interviews she has stated that she has no time to retire or slow down with a list of the many things she is doing and continuing to do including a picture being made about her daughter's life. Disappointment in hand for good but rather costly seats, I still think Carol is really a special lady, a great performer and that she was in the right time and place along with good fortune to have a secret mentor assisting with her initial finance and puzzle piece cast and crew, as well as a supportive husband Joe, that took it to so many shows and specials in the era of time it took place.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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