'Emojiland" is a new, electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value. More…
From the show:
Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society – and a heart – can face: Who are we? And who matters?
See it if A fun, lighthearted show with excellent melodies and singing. Funny and uplifting. Some heart stopping ballads. Romcom adventure. LOL
Don't see it if Lighthearted fare is not your thing.
Also Great colorful and creative sets.
See it if You are a fan of any of the stellar cast members. Really amazing vocals in this show. Margherita is amazing as always. Fun story w/ heart.
Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a show with cartoony characters. There is a nice message and heart to the story.
See it if You want to see something silly & light that ends up being surprisingly thoughtful. Strong performances of some good songs. Great costumes.
Don't see it if You can’t lighten up for one evening and just have fun. This is a serious story camouflaged as fluff.
See it if Cute cartoonish emojis include Nerdface, who falls in love with Smileyface and battles the evil Skull. Excellent, energetic pop vocals.
Don't see it if Silly kiddie story, with a dollop of technobabble, & references to social issues (bullying, immigration). Long for what it is.
See it if you want to see a consciously silly & campy musical that cannily takes on some serious & important contemporary social & political issues.
Don't see it if you take musical theater (or yourself) too seriously; you expect this musical to be pure fluff and/or exclusively for Gen Z.
See it if Clever premise holds up fairly well even when laden w/an immigration allegory Quirky, funny lyrics (high point) under brisk techno-pop beat
Don't see it if What's to dislike when Max Crumm spends entire evening on a hoverboard! But aggressive, high digital staging almost defeats clever silliness
See it if you like musicals on current topics in the new form of the day. This is a loud production with some good acting-Abud, Crumm, & choreography.
Don't see it if you expect memorable music and I had a hard time hearing the lyrics sitting upfront on the band side of the theater & the micing was fuzzy.
See it if enjoy funny new musicals, like quirky settings & odd characters, curious about how emojis are depicted, tame love story plotlines
Don't see it if not a fan of new musicals, don't like hackneyed plots, don't want to see Ann Harada's talents wasted, no desire to see emojis humanized
See it if you like a light hearted musical about emojis. Very good singing and staging. Some nice songs. I recommend this show for the younger crowd.
Don't see it if you like a mature plot or don't like a high energy show. It's an unlikely plot about emojis in a cell phone.
See it if If you liked SpongeBob this'll work for you as well. It's surprisingly engaging & a good time. Cast is great.
Don't see it if If you only want serious stuff, or hate musicals, or abhor the cellphone generation. I didn't get all the emoji refs but that didn't matter.
See it if THIS is the Avenue Q for Gen Z. Like a passion project miraculously given the green light. Nothing squandered, all talent played to the hilt
Don't see it if ur a bored fatalist insisting pop culture can’t rise above mediocrity; unfamiliar w/ emojis' utility as nonverbal cues (reducing ambiguity,
See it if All-star cast amid a spectacle of costumes, projections and laser-light shows. Great voices for varied, tuneful score. A delight all around
Don't see it if Though I don't know emojis from jujubees, I caught on right away. What a cast -- George Abud, Lesli Margarita, Lucas Steele, Ann Harada ---
See it if Probably 4 showstoppers. If you take away the emoji's its a pretty traditional book. Lucas Steele's appeal eluded me until now.
Don't see it if You dont like strobe lights, loud, fast movement. You dont like bad choreograohy and dance save Lesli's energetic split.
See it if Talented cast with great voices in a sometimes entertaining, well staged, colorfully costumed production that targets a youthful demographic
Don't see it if Humor is generally broad & occasionally cringeworthy(Ann Harada's number). Music sometimes makes lyrics hard to understand. Too long.
See it if If you are into emojis, if you like energetic shows with no significant plot.
Don't see it if If you do not know most emojis past a smiley face, if extreme energy bothers you or if you prefer a strong plot.
See it if you suspend disbelief to follow the adventures of broadly drawn characters (each is defined by their emoji, after all) in a silly, fun show.
Don't see it if you prefer highbrow fare. This is the polar opposite of that.
Also Why is Lucas Steele so mesmerizing onstage even playing an emoji?
See it if You want a silly fun time. Takes place inside a cell phone. Nicely staged, good costumes. Listen carefully to the words. Very clever.
Don't see it if You are not familiar with smart phones. You must understand words like Reset Delete Virus Firewall Emoji. Singers belt songs which young ...
See it if you want to leave your worried behind and just have some silly fun.This was full of energy, singing, dancing and funny. Had a great time!
Don't see it if if you want to challenge your intellect.
See it if you can imagine that a story about emojis in your phone makes for great theatre.
Don't see it if you don't like cliched, meta shows. We couldn't stop [insert face palm emoji here] throughout.
See it if Emoji culture and humor of nonverbal communication is of interest to you. Very creative set and some good performances by some cast members.
Don't see it if you want a serious drama, then skip this musical.
See it if and only if you are one of those folks who insist on answering text messages with emojis instead of texted response. This show is for you.
Don't see it if you heard that actress Ann Harada is in the show. She is but DOESN'T appear on stage until the second act of this show/. BOO!!!
See it if you want a fun show with heart that has some GREAT voices, great costumes, and a high energy pop score. Performances are top notch.
Don't see it if you are looking for a serious show or none of the things I said above appeal to you