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Review of The Complete History of America: Abridged

The Complete History of America: Abridged
Ranked #2 of 2 Concerts & Shows in Kapaa
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Owner description: "The Complete History of America (Abridged)" is one of the longest running comedies in London, performed for the first time on Kauai! You'll laugh hysterically as 3 actors present over 500 years of American history as they continuously change costumes and characters. Think of an American history lesson as told by the Marx Brothers or The Three Stooges, on Saturday Night Live! Before the show, enjoy a relaxing 3-course dinner served in the Palms Restaurant with table side service including appetizer, entree (including vegetarian and fish options)and dessert choices plus coffee or tea. Price includes dinner, gratuity and the show. Join the over 5,000 Kauai visitors and kama`aina who have seen this hysterical comedy. Don't miss it!
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“Where was the HILARIOUS???????”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

This production is WAY overrated and over priced. The dinner was average. We kept waiting for the funny part to begin. Save your money for something more entertaining on the island.

Visited February 2012
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optheatreguy, General Manager at The Complete History of America: Abridged, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
The Producers of Oceanside Productions know that while you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, you can never please all of the people all of the time (attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but we also like the saying). We also believe it’s difficult to guage and understand the Complete show if you walk out in the first act! We Have however pleased over 5,500 audience members and simply wish to express that theatre is an art form and everyone relates to art individually. Also, no two audiences are alike; some are boisterous, out-loud laughers and others are much quieter about their comedic connection with the show. The Complete History of America (abridged) was written in 1993, and ran for eight years along with other Reduced Shakespeare Company works and is one of the longest running comedies on the London stage. It has been performed the world over to rave reviews. It’s even played the Kennedy Center! We hope you can come with an open mind, ready to laugh at yourself, America’s history, and all of our collective blunders. If you can leave your stuffy pants at the door (and stay for the whole performance), we think you’ll really enjoy this production. Enjoy the show!
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“The Complete History of America: Abridged”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

This three man show was a very enjoyable,relaxing way to one of our last days here. We had a wonderful month on the island.

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High River, Canada
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“Did not measure up for the cost”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Sorry the meal and the production did not measure up to what was advertised on the brochure - no drinks with the meal except for tea and coffee - not a very Hillarious production

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optheatreguy, General Manager at The Complete History of America: Abridged, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
The Producers of Oceanside Productions know that while you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, you can never please all of the people all of the time (attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but we also like the saying). We Have pleased over 5,500 audience members and simply wish to express that theatre is an art form and everyone relates to art individually. The Complete History of America (abridged) was written in 1993 and has been performed the world over to rave reviews. Our production is designed and currently advertised as - Theatre and Dining - and guests enjoy a table-side dining experience plus an evening of hilarious theatre. Also, our brochures, as well as our website, clearly state that tea and coffee are a part of the dinner menu; we have never offered nor suggested that alcohol is included with our price (which includes three courses, tea or coffee and an18% gratuity, plus the show)! If you can leave your stuffy pants at the door, we think you’ll really enjoy this production. Enjoy the show!
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“Not worth the money or time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012 via mobile

$138.00 got us a mediocre meal and a poorly produced show. This felt like three high school boys who needed to produce a history project and left it for the last minute. The lack of even polight laughter was embarrassing. I appreciate the boys zeal, but they should stick to their day jobs.

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1 Thank Ray J
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optheatreguy, General Manager at The Complete History of America: Abridged, responded to this review, March 3, 2012
The Producers of Oceanside Productions know that while you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, you can never please all of the people all of the time (attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but we also like the saying). We Have pleased over 5,500 audience members and simply wish to express that theatre is an art form and everyone relates to art individually. Also, no two audiences are alike; some are boisterous, out-loud laughers and others are much quieter about their comedic connection with the show. The Complete History of America (abridged) was written in 1993, and ran for eight years along with other Reduced Shakespeare Company works and is one of the longest running comedies on the London stage. It has been performed the world over to rave reviews. It’s even played the Kennedy Center! We hope you can come with an open mind, ready to laugh at yourself, America’s history, and all of our collective blunders. If you can leave your stuffy pants at the door, we think you’ll really enjoy this production. Enjoy the show!
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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4 reviews
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“Go just to see the play!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

The play was great. Very funny and fast paced. The dinner was just above average.

Visited January 2012
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Thank QuadraKim
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