Fruit Flies Like a Banana: World Tour
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Fruit Flies Like a Banana: World Tour
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Fruit Flies Like a Banana: World Tour NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(12 Ratings)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Quirky

About the Show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: The multi-talented performers of the hybrid arts ensemble The Fourth Wall combine music, theater, and dance for a virtual global tour.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (12)

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254 Reviews | 138 Followers
91
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Talented actors/musicians open with a choreographed musical performance on hoverboards. Amazing from beginning to end.

Don't see it if Music

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
90
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if If you want a fun & engaging tour of world music. You want a concert presented in an unique way. You want great music by a talented trio.

Don't see it if You don't like world music. You want traditional theatre or concert.

Also While technically not a family concert/musical, it's appropriate for all ages, so bring your kids!

431 Reviews | 129 Followers
89
Delightful!, Inventive, Great musicianship, Clever, Joyful

See it if you love music of all kinds, want an hour of pure fun, appreciate creativity and talent, love being surprised.

Don't see it if Only like classical music in concert hall, want trad play, don't appreciate inspired lunacy even if w VERY talented performers. Just GO.

Also This is the fifth truly fantastic show I've seen at the charmingly curated Fringe Fest Encore Series at Soho Playhouse. I grinned throughout the entire hour. Three classically trained musicians give the audience a treat. You can't miss with this one if you love music. Saw this at the Soho Playhouse, mainstage, mid-October, 2017. It was the opening night for this show in the series.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
88
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You want to see something different. You want to be entertained by a very talented group of three entertainers. You want to have a fun time.

Don't see it if You don't like a variety type show. You don't want to see good talent. You don't want to hear some very good music from around the world.

Also I was impressed and entertained by these three entertainers. Their music was exquisite and unique. I enjoyed this performance and I liked the audience participation to select the country where the songs they were performing were coming from. I had a great time at this performance. Very talented and I enjoyed the background story of the music they were performing.

148 Reviews | 10 Followers
88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want an enjoyable musical smorgasbord.

Don't see it if You don't like music.

218 Reviews | 58 Followers
85
Clever, Masterful musicians, Delightful, Intelligent, Playful

See it if appreciate music of all types from around the world, played by three masterful musicians who share their passions, creativity & fun with us

Don't see it if you only enjoy polished, scripted performances with sophisticated staging.

Also This performance is unique, thoroughly impressive, delightful, creative, and fun. I saw this at the Soho Playhouse in Oct 2017.

800 Reviews | 252 Followers
85
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if Trio of enthusiastic artists perform music from around the world while dancing around the stage using odd props. Creative and fun.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a variety of cultural musical instruments. You want traditional theater rather than performance art.

69 Reviews | 10 Followers
66
Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you like NPR world music programs

Don't see it if This felt less like theater and more like watching a troupe of effete, off-putting nerds showing off their talents for an hour

Critic Reviews (4)

Orlando Weekly
May 18th, 2017
For a previous production

“Melding lyrically loony musicianship with color guard-like choreography...Last time, the troupe tied their selections to the alphabet…For this edition, fewer segments means each one gets ample breathing room, especially the breathtaking ode to Antarctica using Cirque-like ‘hamster wheels’ which could be developed into a full show all its own. With broad appeal across all age groups, this year's three-peat proves that the positive buzz about this bunch is no fluke.”
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Orlando Sentinel
May 18th, 2017
For a previous production

“Wonderfully inventive, artistic, creative and smart…They have the unique ability to not just play the music, but to seemingly become the music. The three are the real deal: highly talented musicians…Their transitions and introductions exhibit a deep understanding and love for their craft that they are able to transfer to the audience…Although they can each carry a tune, the vocal work is not nearly as strong or clean as when they play their instruments.”
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Winnipeg Free Press
July 18th, 2017
For a previous production

“The talented Boston trio…takes the audience on a one-hour trip around the globe, from French Canada to Tuva, in this madcap mashup of music, dance and theatre…Standouts were a dramatic rendition of the Decemberists' ‘The Mariner's Revenge Song’… a movement from Vaughn Williams' ‘Sinfonia Antartica’ and a saucy Argentine tango by Astor Piazzolla.”
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Cherry and Spoon
August 9th, 2017
For a previous production

“This trio is so creative. I have literally never seen anyone do what they do, and that alone is reason to see them…It's also an extremely fun and entertaining show that flies by, while also educating and exposing the audience to various composers and music styles past and present...These cats make playing instruments cool. My favorite fringe moments are those ‘how do they even think of doing that?!’ kind of moments, and this show is chock full of them...A must see!”
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