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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? 

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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.

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.

Disappointing, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if You want a light story about immigrants that touches on real issues, but doesn't dive that much into them.

Don't see it if The character development needs work.

Entertaining, Original, Romantic, Relevant, Funny

See it if you like a good story without all of the bells and whistles of broadway

Don't see it if you like all the glamour of broadway

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.

Funny, Romantic

See it if You are Korean or immigrant. There is the true issue.

Don't see it if You wanna see high quality stage.

Funny, Original, Great singing

See it if You like fun interesting venues. You are looking for a new musical. If you can relate to needing to obtain a visa or green card in the US

Don't see it if You are looking for a large Broadway production.

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

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

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.

Relevant, Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you enjoy a dramatized (almost like TV romantic comedies) slice-of-life musical from immigrant perspectives

Don't see it if you have expectations for a stellar production with a thought-provoking storyline.

Cliched, Cute, Fun, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You like to see Asian actors be the star of the show.

Don't see it if You're expecting a well-rounded show with great music and story.

Ambitious, Original, Relevant

See it if you like multi ethnic cast, about immigrants

Don't see it if you expect good singing, nice stage design, dont like stage in a church

Original, Has potential

See it if I was impressed by the singing of the two leads. The concept of the story is interesting.

Don't see it if Due to technical difficulties and thick accents, I missed some of the dialogue. Ensemble members didn't add much to show. Work in progress.

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.

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

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


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.

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.

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

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.

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)

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

Topical, Great acting, New, Quirky, Slow

See it if you want to see an original new musical in its early stages of development. Go see if you feel connected to immigration issues.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy a typical love story. The choreography is a tad cringe-worthy along with some unmemorable songs.

Disappointing, Quirky, Original, Funny, Excruciating

See it if You're interested in something off off Broadway, and discovering young talent.

Don't see it if You're looking for the intense Broadway NYC has to offer. The theater is old and simple, and the show is alright.

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