Smash: Season 2, Episode 11

The Dress Rehearsal (13 Apr. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Musical
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" have important upcoming full run throughs. "Bombshell" is doing a "friends and family" performance before going into its first preview the following day, ... See full summary »



(creator), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 19 titles
created 16 Oct 2012
a list of 971 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
a list of 9934 titles
created 27 Jun 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Dress Rehearsal (13 Apr 2013)

The Dress Rehearsal (13 Apr 2013) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Smash.
« Previous Episode | 26 of 32 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:


Both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" have important upcoming full run throughs. "Bombshell" is doing a "friends and family" performance before going into its first preview the following day, which coincides with "Hit List" doing a run through the same day for Richard Francis, who plans to write an article on the show. A multitude of technical problems in the "Bombshell" "friends and family" performance may end up delaying the first preview show, which Tom wants to avoid at all cost as he sees a delay in preview as a public declaration of failure. Tom does whatever he needs to in six hours to correct all the technical problems to be able to satisfy Eileen to go through with the preview as planned. One of those technical problems, a wardrobe malfunction, ends up being something that Eileen and Julia want left in, as Marilyn in the nude adds a sense of vulnerability to the character. They leave it up to Ivy to decide if she will agree to this change. With Tom feeling like he alone has to ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Musical






Release Date:

13 April 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »


Dig Deep
Written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Performed by Megan Hilty
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Smash The Invited Dress
14 April 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The best part of the show since the beginning has been the way they handle the creation of a Broadway show and this episode had a lot of that which did make the show more watchable even though their were some over the top moments. The two shows going through so much changes in one episode was nice to see with that including Marilyn nude and Karen getting more of her songs taken away by the Diva character. The Bombshell part of the episode was more funny with all the mistakes during the show and it actually was more interesting then anything they have been doing for previous weeks. The Hit List part of the episode was boring but still it did have a nice moment with Derek finally letting go of Karen and focusing more on the show making a great opening to the show. Overall the episode was better then previous ones because the structure of a show was more focused on instead of the stupid drama it has done.

EPISODE GRADE: C+ (MVP: Debra Messing)

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Found this trolling DataLounge twee-de-bourg
Plot for Season 3? cigar95
McPhee in 'Let's Be Bad' cjanewatch
It really is sad how this show was axed. kade5233
Looking Back cjanewatch
Movie! Stepcort88
Discuss The Dress Rehearsal (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: