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Enter Laughing: The Musical

From 206 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

About the show

Based on Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical novel and Joseph Stein’s stage adaptation, this comic musical careens through the misadventures of a star-struck, stage-struck, woman-struck teenager in 1930s New York.

Member Reviews (206)


Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

Funny, Dated, Boring

See it if A few funny moments can’t save this one. Weak story and average performances. It would have been better at 80 min, no intermission.

Don't see it if You don’t like old-timey feeling musicals.

Overrated, Formulaic, Dated, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a show that is utterly predictable.

Don't see it if You're lactose intolerant or just don't like cheese.

May 30th, 2019
“Feast of musical-comedy comfort food...It comes across a little too bland, despite a terrific ensemble and several numbers that really pop. The most delightful comedy here is in the musical moments...There is a bagginess to that first act, and a flatness to the climax of the second. That has to ...
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May 16th, 2019
"Borscht Belt silliness...Some nostalgia for juvenile, pre-PC shenanigans is admittedly required...Stein's gag-filled book and Daniels' klezmer-meets-musical-comedy score flirt with raunchiness, but it’s pretty innocent stuff...Dwan isn't a farce of nature like his predecessor in the role, Josh G...
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May 17th, 2019
“A shameless hokefest that crossbreeds 1930s nostalgia, Jewish domestic comedy, and backstage farce to often-irresistible effect...It stares you down, daring you not to laugh, knowing full well that it holds the winning hand...With an impeccable pedigree of two great comedy writers and a bouncy s...
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May 16th, 2019
"It's a simple comic idea that goes on for many, maybe too many, verses...The comic possibilities in such a framework are bountiful enough, and this production makes the most of them, with a splendid cast and fine direction, by Stuart Ross, that teases out and amplifies the laughs...It's perfectl...
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