Funny Girl Fan Reviews

I went to see Funny Girl this past week. The show was very good and of course Bob was terrific in the show. The lead was so great as well. Her voice was so strong and she was very funny. Bob's presence on and off thestage is unbelieveable. He is definitely someone you take notice of and he has such great talent.

Kimberly


OK...let me get this out at the beginning....Bob is never on-stage long enough for me!  However">

Funny Girl Fan Reviews

I went to see Funny Girl this past week. The show was very good and of course Bob was terrific in the show. The lead was so great as well. Her voice was so strong and she was very funny. Bob's presence on and off thestage is unbelieveable. He is definitely someone you take notice of and he has such great talent.

Kimberly


OK...let me get this out at the beginning....Bob is never on-stage long enough for me!  However, each time he and his wonderful presence stepped on the stage in Funny Girl, I was taken aback that this was the same man that made me feel so many emotions as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, who made me laugh during Enter The Guardsman, who made me long to help him in The Secret Garden, who helped me to really understand, for the first time, Antony & Cleopatra and the incredible love they shared, etc., etc., etc.....and now here I was, watching the same man perform as a character torn by his addictions and the woman he loves with all of his heart.  He was absolutely astounding!  I am lucky indeed to have "found" Bob on Broadway and to have witnessed his astounding capabilities and variations as an actor.  Funny Girl is a keeper in my book.  One-sided though I may be --- the entire cast was astounding and the set seemed to transform before my eyes.  A night I'll continue to remember....Thanks, Bob, for yet another wonderful memory.

Jill T.


Bob was just tremendous as Nicky Arnstein. A real presence every time he stepped onto the stage.

Brenda M.


"Saw Bob as 'Nicky Arnstein' and he was fabulous! his emotions ran from inital infatuation, man of the world demenor, over the top happiness, anger at feeling inadequate,and great sorrow saying goodbye to someone he really loved. my knees shook after the performance. he is such a great leading man'

Pat T.


"I just saw 'Funny Girl' last tonight at the Paper Mill.  If you haven't bought your tickets -- RUN to the box office and do it!!  This is one show that truly can't be missed.

Leslie Kritzer as Fanny Brice is a dynamo and an enormous conglomeration of talent.  She is an iron waif, a mugging comedienne with great physical agility, and a charming innocent.  And her singing - WHOA!!!  She is small, but her voice is BIG!  I don't like to make comparisons, but in this case, I don't think Ms. Kritzer would mind.  Her hand mannerisms and beautiful phrasing reminded me of Judy Garland and sent shivers down my spine.

Speaking of spine shivers:  Bob as Nick Arnstein was probably the most inspired casting in history.  His portrayal of the self-assured gambler who had the world in his pocket is marvelous to watch.  From his entrance (and before he has even spoken a word) the audience is charmed by this character - even though we know the ending won't be rosy.  And when his downfall does happen, Bob's performance is so moving that it breaks your heart.  He brought me, and everyone that was sitting around me, to tears. He is just the finest actor around today. And he sings and dances too!!!  He is so very exciting to watch; you forget all else when he is on the stage.  And that is what theatre is all about.  'Funny Girl', with Bob as Nick Arnstein, certainly fits the bill.

Patty C.


"I've seen this movie so many times I could almost play it myself! And I have long been a fan of Streisand. I was really looking forward to seeing it in it's original stage version. And, I have to admit, I was just hoping that I wouldn't compare her to Barbara, which would be so unfair, but sometimes you can't help it. I have to say at first I had a little bit of it there and then it was gone and I was totally into this production. I mean in the first  few minutes before Bob even came on, I became immersed in it, not thinking about Streisand at all.

Leslie has a wonderful voice, she is funny and a good actress. She will surely be going places! The whole cast is really terrific. The routines and dance numbers are all entertaining and fun. The staging and sets are great too. There is not one number that you think you could do without or that seems too long. The Paper Mill team has done a really wonderful job.

And of course, Bob is perfection. He breaks your heart. I've been reading about it and people mention that the Nick Arnstein role is small. That's ridiculous. He is ever present, on stage or not. It has to be someone powerful and dynamic and so likable that you are hooked right away. Especially since he is pivotal to the story. Bob is amazing. He goes from in charge of the world to a completely broken man. The second act is as  emotionally charged as the first is funny. I so hope that you can get here."

Janet O.


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