Yankee Doodle Dandy

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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“You're a Grand Old Flag,” “I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Mary's a Grand Old Name” are among the 22 production numbers that tell the story of original Yankee Doodle Boy, and the founding father of Broadway, George M. Cohan.

Reviews

A best-ever In The Heights opened Musical Theatre West's 2017-2018 season with a bang almost equaled by the standing-ovation-worthy Guys And Dolls and the Gershwin entertainment bonanza that was Nice Work If You Can Get It. If only Yankee Doodle Dandy didn't end the season with a fizzle.

sour - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Director James Rocco keeps the show moving at a quick pace and as choreographer he has created some great show-stopping numbers. The show is a real crowd pleaser with its patriotic fervor and flag waving, especially in the Act One finale of “You're A Grand Old Flag"...Adam Wylie proves to be a first class tapper and exudes an endearing earnestness as well as a well-polished ego as George. His is a strong performance but unfortunately he lacks the chutzpah or charisma of a Cohan or a Cagney. He is best in the group numbers

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Skilled performers make it work, especially when they have skilled leaders. Director and Choreographer James Rocco, along with Music Director Jeff Rizzo, have crafted a delightful evening from an epic and problematic book. But they had some help, should old acquaintance be forgot... George M. Cohan was there all the time.

sweet-sour - Sean McMullen - The Grunion Gazettes - ...read full review


Though, sure, much of it feels a bit dated—as if its been forever frozen in its portrayed era—both in general tone, its aww-shucks quality, and antiquated affectations. But at the end of the day, the hokey charm of "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY" is admirable in its unapologetic embrace of its old-fashioned qualities, which never wavers into modernist sensibilities at any time during the show (well, okay, it did contain one political joke that rings funnier than it should have when you think about where our world is today).

sweet - Michael L. Quintos - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


Most of the praise for this show goes to the director, choreographer and cast, who are all terrific. It's an entertaining piece with a very weak book that could use some doctoring especially in Act 2.

sweet-sour - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


A best-ever In The Heights opened Musical Theatre West's 2017-2018 season with a bang almost equaled by the standing-ovation-worthy Guys And Dolls and the Gershwin entertainment bonanza that was Nice Work If You Can Get It. If only Yankee Doodle Dandy didn't end the season with a fizzle.

sour - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Director James Rocco keeps the show moving at a quick pace and as choreographer he has created some great show-stopping numbers. The show is a real crowd pleaser with its patriotic fervor and flag waving, especially in the Act One finale of “You're A Grand Old Flag"...Adam Wylie proves to be a first class tapper and exudes an endearing earnestness as well as a well-polished ego as George. His is a strong performance but unfortunately he lacks the chutzpah or charisma of a Cohan or a Cagney. He is best in the group numbers

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Skilled performers make it work, especially when they have skilled leaders. Director and Choreographer James Rocco, along with Music Director Jeff Rizzo, have crafted a delightful evening from an epic and problematic book. But they had some help, should old acquaintance be forgot... George M. Cohan was there all the time.

sweet-sour - Sean McMullen - The Grunion Gazettes - ...read full review


Though, sure, much of it feels a bit dated—as if its been forever frozen in its portrayed era—both in general tone, its aww-shucks quality, and antiquated affectations. But at the end of the day, the hokey charm of "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY" is admirable in its unapologetic embrace of its old-fashioned qualities, which never wavers into modernist sensibilities at any time during the show (well, okay, it did contain one political joke that rings funnier than it should have when you think about where our world is today).

sweet - Michael L. Quintos - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


Most of the praise for this show goes to the director, choreographer and cast, who are all terrific. It's an entertaining piece with a very weak book that could use some doctoring especially in Act 2.

sweet-sour - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review