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Average customer review: (2.4 Stars)
Number of reviews: 183
Gail Jones from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DISAPPOINTING SHOW AND LOCATION
The advertisements for Shen Yun overstated what was presented. For $180 per ticket I expected something more than a projection screen for set preparation. The costumes were colorful but I kept thing there should be more. After a while it was kind or boring and repetitive. Add to that the bad seating at the Merriam Theater. There is an ever so slight incline for the front rows (we sat 7 rows from the front) so if a tall person (in the case of the person who went with me) or in my case a woman with proofed hair sits in front of you, then your view is obstructed during the entire show. Not something you expect when you pay $360 for tickets. I use a walker and the ushers were not accommodating. They instructed my friend where to take my walker. When I have gone to other shows the usher tags and takes my walker and brings it back at the end of the show (e.g., Cirque du Soliel). For my experience, the tickets are way too overpriced.
PHILIP iSERINO, ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA from Orlando, Florida
BORING AND DISSAPOINTED
NO REAL ARTISTIC CHALLENGES. THE DANCING WAS THE SAME WITH EVERY SCENE. NO HIGH POINTS IN THE SHOW. NO PROPS. NOT WORTH$100 TO $150. MAYBE $50. I KEPT THINKING IT WOULD GET BETTER - IT DIDN'T.OMG IT WAS BORING. NO COMPARISION TO VEGAS SHOWS, CIRCUS D SOLIE OR N.Y.BROADWAY SHOWS FOR THE SAME MONEY. EXPERIENCED SHOW ON 3/14/14.
Jinnette from Orlando, Florida
BEAUTIFUL SETTING BUT BORING PERFORMANCE
The show offers beautiful setting, Excellent dancers, but the play is boring and the singer less than perfect.
Starr King from Vancouver, British Columbia
NOT JUST ART, RELIGION AND POLITICS
I came to see a revival of a 5,000 year old art form only to have religion and politics shoved down my throat. I came to see dancing, not men dressed in black with the hammer and sickle painted on their backs beating up people. I feel sorry for the artists because they are highly skilled but I will never see this show again, nor will I recommend it to anyone.
Kenneth Murray from Toronto, Ontario
SHEN YUN - NOT WORTH THE MONEY
Beautiful costumes for the most part - lovely dancing ( maybe they made it look too effortless} but boring. Antiquated special effects - good for the nineties but not for today. Overtly religious and political. Some scenes depicting torture were not appropriate for children. The singer (tenor) sang in Chinese with Falun Gong propaganda in English on the screen above him - almost laughable. Not what I expected at all from all the hype. Seating was great. There are really no bad seats at the Four Seasons Centre. Not recommended to anyone unless you are a Falun Gong follower
Jackie Kalina from Santa Barbara, California
I WAS DUPED
I had seen their adverts and expected an intense mind blowing performance. Paid over $300 for two tickets. Costume s were beautiful, content was the same and got to be boring. Kept waiting for the spectacular to happen and never did. Thought of leaving at intermission but thought It would getter. It didn’t. Plus, one felt they pushing a religious agenda and they WERE. We really felt “ripped off “. Would NEVER see it again. Tried to take the more sophisticated view this was Chinese ballet. NO, it was boring.
Luisa I. from Toronto, Ontario
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!
I have always wanted to see Shen Yun and after so many years I finally made it!!! What a disappointment... It is so beautifully advertised!!! I was expecting art and all I got was political and religious propaganda.. You have too see it in order to understand what I am talking about...or better don't.. save yourself some money.. I am not sure how people write amazing reviews about it. 19 themes with little or no connection between them.. praising God knows what God.. anti-communism propaganda.. this is what the show is all about.. it is not art... I am sorry to say it... sorry for the dancers who were really good... I also loved the orchestra... Four Seasons Center of Performing Arts venue is very beautiful... but ... but .. but .. I did not see what they advertised... why do they lie to people??? sooner or later everybody will figure this out... sad.... very sad...
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