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The Simon and Garfunkel Story Reviews

MusicalsVocal & Classic PopTribute ActsConcerts

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 11

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3.0 star rating Tru L. from Sarasota, Florida

JUST OK

The band at times did drown out the two singers portraying S & G. While they were enthusiastic backup performers, the better vocal numbers were when S & G sang together ( by themselves ) with just an acoustic guitar ( Scarborough Fair, America, Bridge Over Troubled Water). Granted the acoustics in the Van Wezel aren’t the greatest, at times some of the songs just sounded LOUD, with unintelligible lyrics. While some have mentioned the images behind the performers to be distracting, I liked them. They added context to the songs. Wondering why there were no pictures of S & G in any of the montages? Clips from The Concert in Central Park or even WoodStock could have provided some additional credibility to the performance. Licensing issues, perhaps?

2.0 star rating Anne Louise from Providence, Rhode Island

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

The music was beautiful of course, but the show was poorly executed. There was a huge screen behind the performers that, most of the time, showed mundane images such as the London skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge and various nature shots. To be fair, there were occasionally iconic photos of the 60s which served to rouse the audience’s nostalgia. The worst part of the show was the dialogue. It was just awful! It was more like a high school freshman’s essay than the work of a professional playwright. Then there was that embarrassing/insulting moment when “Art” forgot where he was performing. “Providence” his partner stage whispered. Really, this was just an overpriced tribute band. If they were playing at Lupo’s there’d be fifty people watching the instead of the 2000 at the Vets at one third of the price. This show was pure exploitation of a great band and a bamboozled audience.

1.0 star rating Diana from Dayton, Ohio

DISAPPOINTING

The venue is wonderful but for this concert, the sound was very bad. Any dialogue between the songs was unintelligible, the stage was very dark with only a few lights to highlight the performers, and the visuals on the large screen did not match the timeline that they were portraying. You know, the show is disappointing in both quality and expression of the performers.

1.0 star rating Cingo from Los Angeles, California

OVERPRICED COVER BAND

Totally disappointed…music sounded good but lacked engaging stage show. Plenty of space on the stage for props, actors or even a rug but no, only dry dialog with several long pauses of background music while the actors took a break off stage just after performing 2 songs. Don’t waste the money…

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