January 10-28, 2024
216-241-6000 or www.playhouse.org
As the much-reprised song, “I Want to Be There” states, you will want to be there…at the Connor Palace…to join Rob McClure, and the rest of the cast, and enjoy the wonderful, fun-filled Mrs. Doubtfire! Go! Enjoy!
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
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To see a full review of this show, read Howard Gollop's review here.
Sometimes movies that are turned into musicals fall short; Quite often plot modifications are rejected by audiences who have an affinity for the movie, and sometimes the music can be sub par–or even detrimental to the show itself, begging the question, “Did this really need to be made into a musical?” In the case of “Mrs. Doubtfire” on stage at Playhouse Square, the answer to that question is a resounding “yes,” and this North American Tour is…no doubt…a show you shouldn’t miss.
To see a full review of this show, read Sheri Gross' review here.
With a collection of Broadwayish numbers, disco, rock and roll, Flamenco and more you will be solidly entertained by this show. Add to that the variety of dance numbers and it becomes even better. It is a show full of heart with a strong family theme that the entire family will enjoy. HELOOOOOOOO!
To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.
The production is funny in fits and starts, featuring a hard-working lead actor, Rob McClure, trying his best to occasionally touch the comedic heights Williams was able to effortlessly scale. But it labors mightily under inevitable comparisons with the film, with McClure ultimately gasping for breath after dealing with many challenges including more than 30 costume/mask/wig changes.
To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.
Who is Mrs. Doubtfire? Well, she’s a nanny, but she’s no Mary Poppins. For that matter, she’s not even a she. What she is, is entertaining and a bit manic (and thereby hangs the tale, as we said in Olden Days).
Bottom Line: It’s a bit of a challenge to believe someone would not recognize Daniel — plastic face bits, wig or no wig. I know it’s a necessary part of theater, but sometimes disbelief is harder to suspend than other times — in this case I kept thinking “Well, no wonder they split; she hardly knew him.” But that’s on the writers, not the actors and they gave it their all. Go for slapstick laughs to brighten up dreary January.
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To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.
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To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here.
Dr. Yuko Kurahashi
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To see a full review of this show, read Yuko's posts here.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” isn’t the perfect musical. It might even be offensive to some. But with a universal message about the nature of the modern family, the show is well-intentioned, big-hearted and funny... really funny. Of that, there is little doubt.
To see a full review of this show, read Joey's posts here.