Ends Sep 21 | 1h 50m | Midtown W

Felix Starro

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Relevant

About the show

This new musical about a Filipino Faith Healer peddling hope to sick people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District offers a story about faith, immigration, and the unique Filipino experience in America. More…

From the show:
Felix Starro is a famous faith healer in the Philippines whose clients included celebrities and big politicians. After falling on hard times, Felix decides to go to San Francisco with his young grandson to set-up shop for ailing Filipinos in the Bay Area- to earn just enough money to go home and retire comfortably. Unbeknownst to Felix, his grandson Junior has plans of his own to leave his grandfather and take his chances as an undocumented immigrant What happens to them is a story about faith, immigration, and the unique Filipino experience in America.

1h 50m | Ends Sep 21 | Theatre Row Complex (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (25)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Relevant

69
Strong voices, Good score, Pointless, Too long, Absorbing

See it if you like unusual musicals. Gd score (son-of-Sondheim sound), lousy lyrics. Pointless plot. Gd voices. Choreog hit or miss. Random projectns.

Don't see it if you want a coherent piece. Some gd songs, but show is too long w no payoff. Inconsistent chars. Talented actors deserve better vehicle.

68
Overlong, Good score, Uneven

See it if you like seeing shows with a different point of view, tackling big themes of faith, truth, family and trust,original beautiful music & songs

Don't see it if you're looking for a polished production.There's an amateur feel to the whole thing.It does hold your interest at first but then drags on.

67
Disappointing

See it if you want to see a musical with great music or enjoy very offbeat musicals.

Don't see it if you want to see a light musical comedy.

Also The music is the best thing about this show. The lyrics, not so much. ... Read more Read less

54
Overrated, Ambitious

See it if A new score

Don't see it if A fully integrated musical

Also There is a lot to like about this show unfortunately none of it really... Read more Read less


September 3rd, 2019
"Do You Believe in Miracles? ‘Felix Starro’ Does: A new musical about a Filipino faith healer bringing “psychic surgery” to America expands the frontiers of the form."
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September 3rd, 2019
3/5 Stars "If the heartfelt storytelling too seldom quickens the pulse, it’s a pleasure to see so many actors of Asian descent getting a chance to tell a story that, though universal in appeal, feels unique to Filipino culture."
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September 3rd, 2019
"Wrestling With Faith and Family in 'Felix Starro': Ma-Yi Theater Company presents the world premiere of Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo's musical adaptation of a short story by Lysley Tenorio."
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September 6th, 2019
"The people behind Felix Starro have on their hands some fascinating and extremely novel subject matter; it's too bad that no one seems to know what to do with it. A musical that cries out for a daringly theatrical approach has been given a conventional book-musical treatment, with results that l...
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