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The Band's Visit Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (2.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 43



1.0 star rating Ed from Chicago, Illinois


This is absolutely the top of the list… if you turn the page upside down. Dreadful.

1.0 star rating Debbie Hal from Los Angeles, California


The music was good. The story line weak. The acting does not meet the quality of high school performances. Very slow with a lot of uncomfortable silence. I wasn’t sure if the actors forgot their lines. For what I paid for this so called professional performance was not worth it.

1.0 star rating KHK from Portland, Oregon


Great set, nice music. And the review ends there. If you don’t have anything nice to say…. Fortunately we read the synopsis before the show or would have no idea what the hell was going on. It wasn’t the lack of theatrics, it was just a sleeper.

1.0 star rating Alyson Lindahl from Chicago, Illinois


Waited and waited for this play to start! First play I walked out of.

1.0 star rating Seen thousands of plays. from Tucson, Arizona


Awkward, boring and endless. Have a nice dinner somewhere, instead.

1.0 star rating Kathryn Smith from San Diego, California


I am an avid Globe and Opera go-er and I have to say this is the slowest, most boring (save for the final number) play I have ever seen. Besides being slow, I only chuckled one time and checked my watch for the rest. Grammer school writting. Luckily they FINALLY had an uplifting number at the end.

1.0 star rating Nicole from Seattle, Washington


95 minutes I would've rather spent doing my taxes. Nearly impossible to understand, utterly boring and frankly, a complete waste of time and money. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.


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What we thought

BEAUTIFUL Moving unexpected

Just as song might sweep you away into an unexpected mood so too does Tewfiq's band as their music infiltrates into the lives of these people - and the audience!

Our Broadway reviewer Nicola Quinn saw The Band's Visit in New York City - here's what she thought! "One of my favorite things to do is step into a cinema or theatre having no idea about the narrative that is about to unfold or the "word on the street".

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