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Green Card: A New Musical

From 101 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Disappointing, Funny

About the show

Theatre at St. Clement's presents this new musical about the trials and tribulations of immigration. More…

Han, a South Korean starving artist living in Harlem, is fighting for his chance at the American Dream. Trouble is, he's not an American citizen. After meeting Mia, a spunky aspiring singer with skeletons to hide, they come up with a mutually beneficial plan: a fake marriage that earns her money and him a green card. But will Han’s girlfriend, Mia’s criminal ex-boyfriend, and a suspicious immigration officer derail their scheme? 


Member Reviews (101)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Disappointing, Funny
65
Avg Score

59
Disappointing, Confusing, Confused, High school, Relevant theme

See it if Good story & Music. Needs tons of work. Book:7.5/Music:8/Lyrics:4.5 Acting:6.5/Singing:5.5 Why 20 people onstage at all times?

Don't see it if Every idea thrown in. Needs crazy editing. Embarrassing Choreography Lyrics don't sound proper English: Baffling/Confusing/Unintelligible.

58
Cute, Relevant, Disappointing, Amateurish, Needs work

See it if The story & concept are good but execution is not great. The cast has nice energy. Intimate scenes play out better than the bigger ones

Don't see it if Choreography & direction need lots of work. The ensemble dancing&blocking is distracting & cringworthy. Act2 better than Act1 (way to long)

52
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You are in the mood for a very amateurish production by a group of "not ready for prime time players". You know someone in the group !

Don't see it if You are looking for a satisfying evening watching and listening to a professional theatre company perform a well-written play.

70
Entertaining, Ambitious, Slow, Under construction, Great singing

See it if The opportunity to see a musical written by a South Korean; to see a talented diversified multi-talented cast; Importance of family

Don't see it if Tired of immigration problems and Trump jokes; Never saw a musical in its early stages of performance Impatient with a meandering storyline

40
Amateurish, Unintelligible, Cringeworthy choreography, Impossible to sing songs, Well intentioned but painfully bad

See it if you are in a forgiving mood & you feel sorry for young actors performing bad songs, bad choreography & a bad script to badly played music.

Don't see it if you want lyrics you can understand, real dancers, good actors, a plausible plot or a theater with decent a/c.

56
Slow, Relevant, Uneven

See it if You want to support an effort by a group (immigrants, particularly Korean) underrepresented in US theater.

Don't see it if You think there should be a wall between the US and Mexico

83
Engaging, Refreshing, Relevant, Uneven, Predictable

See it if you like stories of people who marry for a green card, then unexpectedly fall in love. For some reason I do, so I enjoyed this earnest show.

Don't see it if you mind predictability.

66
Great singing

See it if Great singing in a comedy of trying to not get deported with a fake marriage. Really want to support younger Asian American artists.

Don't see it if Plot barely makes sense. Ok songs but the cast does have a lot of enthusiasm.

49
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Dull

See it if You'd like to support a young, inexperienced & eager cast & crew in their OB and/or NY debuts; if you're a fan of shows like Rent.

Don't see it if You expect memorable or original music, lyrics, dialogue, choreography, direction, or actors cast that can really sing.

72
Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Needs work

See it if you don't mind seeing a show that is really still a work in progress. It needs a decent amount of rewriting but the bones are there.

Don't see it if you only see want to a completely finished, professional show.

80
Ambitious, Original, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you'll enjoy a new musical with (mostly) good actors and singers. It's a bit derivative & could use some editing. Still, an impressive debut

Don't see it if You aren't willing to put up with a show that needs a little work and/or you are very anti illegal immigration.

65
Slow, Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing, Cliched

See it if you have time to kill. Had moments that were good, but this is overshadowed by bad acting and dance numbers. Has potential with many changes

Don't see it if expecting a fine tuned show. Some actors and singers were decent, while others felt like you were watching a highschool production.

36
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Wanted to like this, but i couldn't

See it if The subject matter of young immigrants in NYC trumps all shortcomings for you.

Don't see it if You want minimal professionalism up to NY theater standards because you'll only find amateur mediocrity here.

60
Disappointing

See it if relevant, young and talented cast.......but still a work in progress.

Don't see it if you are expecting a large scale production,or a comedy.

50
Doofy, Unoriginal, Great singing

See it if you like good music

Don't see it if you don't like doofy shows

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You like start-up shows, unique venues, are trying to get a Green Card

Don't see it if You want continuity, seamless scenes, or high professional acting

69
Entertaining, Good musical score, Good choreography, Disappointing, Romantic

See it if like musical theatre, and understand that singing requires both voice and acting, which may be improved with practice as this show goes on

Don't see it if judge musical theatre by Broadway standards

59
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like immigration stories; this from a South Korean

Don't see it if you don't tired of immigrations stories, especially ones as amateurish as this one

38
Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow, Banal

See it if You are a family member or friend of the cast. The first half was so painful I kept wishing for an intermission. This show is not ready.

Don't see it if You have anything better to do. A relevant subject and good idea squandered. Blame weak lyrics bad directing and poor casting.

55
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Amateur

See it if you don't mind severely under-done musicals with a solid foundation but poor, amateurish execution. Cringe-worthy at times.

Don't see it if Need a polished or well-rounded production.

50
Banal, Slow, Romantic

See it if you want to support up and coming musical theater artists.

Don't see it if you expect catchy and memorable music.

60
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if you want to see a musical really addressing immigrant experiences in a nuanced way, and don't mind that the show itself needs a ton of edits

Don't see it if you do not like seeing works-in-progress that have uneven character development, confusing songs, bizarre choreography, and too many actors.

50
Well intentioned, Disappointing, Cliched, Amateurish, Unsophisticated

See it if You like to see Works in Progress, you don't mind big holes in the plot, & songs that don't push the emotional journey forward. No chemistry

Don't see it if You're expecting polished, professional theater! Good idea, but young, energetic (somewhat skilled) cast is mis-directed. Needs play doctor.

54
Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating

See it if The cast is talented and tries hard. There are some good voices and it's in a great space.

Don't see it if But the writing, staging and character development is so poor. I couldn't sit through the second act and left.

61
Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You liked a Rent, In The Heights sort of show

Don't see it if You expect seasoned actors, strong voices, a plot that makes sense


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