New York | 2h 15m | Ends Jun 16

Enter Laughing: The Musical

From 16 critic and 89 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.



83
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a very entertaining and funny show. Good performances by talented cast. Nicely staged. Second act even better than first.

Don't see it if you like musicals with lush score.Most of the songs not memorable but are very well sung with clever lyrics.

82
Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh and have a fun night out. This is a small, but a very professional, polished production. Great jokes, acting and singing.

Don't see it if You don’t like silly musical comedies or small productions without elaborate sets.

Also This is a well-executed, delightful musical. I thought Act 2 was stron... Read more Read less

82
Delightful, Dated, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like old-fashioned musicals with silly but fun humor, performed earnestly by a great cast in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if You prefer modern shows or need lots of props and detailed staging.

81
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if See if you want to laugh and enjoy musicals.

Don't see it if If you want to see a serious play.

80
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy old time musicals and want to have fun. No politics, nothing sad. Just songs, a sweet story and often laughter.

Don't see it if Prefer modern musicals on the big stage with dancing and fancy staging.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Talented cast does a great job telling a charming old fashion story about a boy becoming a man and following his dream...

Don't see it if Yu want something splashy. This production is small but clever and they make good use of the small theatre.

80
Overall fun and most entertaining, Amusing, well cast energetic

See it if See if you enjoy old time musicals and retro comedies in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You want sophisticated play acting

79
The audience laughed and laughed

See it if you enjoy a bit of slapstick and liked the Carol Burnett show type of humor. See it for terrific performances by Chris Dwan and D. Schramm.

Don't see it if you want a relevant story or if you want every song to be great.

Also Chris Dwan deserves a Broadway show of his own. He is a natural born c... Read more Read less

79
Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you enjoy an old time musical. A good cast and well done with the limited resources of off Broadway.

Don't see it if If you expect a full Broadway quality musical.

78
Great singing, Dated, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if A funny but dated musical with some very good voices.

Don't see it if Very old and dated musical.

78
Fun, Dated, Entertaining

See it if if love old-fashioned musicals with a solid but not great score.

Don't see it if a first act that sometimes drags is intolerably or you want theater with a purpose.

Also The younger performers have some trouble connecting to the vaudevillia... Read more Read less

78
Intimate, Funny, Great singing, Dated, Old timey

See it if You're looking for an old-fashioned musical from a simpler time. Or you're a fan of less known musicals.

Don't see it if You want a big flashy musical. They try to add some flash into the evening but when they do the stage feels a little cramped.

77
Female steroptypes, but it's been reworked for the better., Entertaining, old school, Fun and frothy

See it if You like humor of the old Catskill comedian type, traditional musical structure, clever lyrics despite its innate sexism. It's fun, really!

Don't see it if Want more than barebones and decent summer stock. It's tough to ignore its dated premise, but the cast is talented and the music is good.

76
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like getting a laugh

Don't see it if Musical comedy

75
Cliched, Dated, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want a lesser known show by a famous songwriter. You like shows about show business. You enjoy camp & satire. You want great performers.

Don't see it if You want a modern musical that reflects current sensibilities. You want consistent tone:veers from retro charming to uncomfortably outdated.

68
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.

51
Under-performed, Slow, Dated

See it if you like small budget musicals

Don't see it if you're expecting something bigger

95
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like to laugh, enjoy witty songs...

Don't see it if you are a curmudgeon...although you might still like it

95
Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you like comedy with some farce and great singing.

Don't see it if You don't like silly stories.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if anyone who wants to laugh and have fun

Don't see it if if you want "angst"

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy fun, old school comedy in the tradition of Neil Simon

Don't see it if Broad comedies are not your thing.

84
Dated, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like funny, upbeat musicals and are a Carl Reiner fan.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals.

20
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Overrated

See it if Of you've got two and a half hours of your life that you want to waste!

Don't see it if I can not see what all the fuss why about. Why revive something which is slow clunky and unfunny. An interval exit....

95
Fun, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a show with almost non-stop hilarity! So much fun!!

Don't see it if You are a stick-in-the-mud, who doesn't appreciate great old-fashioned musical comedy.

100
During previews
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you just want to laugh and have a good time. The whole cast was great and the songs were very funny and the singers were excellent.

Don't see it if You want something serious, don't like camp and nostalgia or don't like shtick.


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