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Green Card: A New Musical

Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Disappointing, Great staging
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Theatre at St. Clement's presents this new musical about the trials and tribulations of immigration.

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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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83
Refreshing, Relevant, Predictable, Engaging, Uneven

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.

50
Great singing, Unoriginal, Doofy

See it if you like good music

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

1
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Dated

See it if If you got nothing better else to do

Don't see it if An amateurish production not worth your time and money. Choreography is sloppy and mostly unnecessary. It was plain stupid.

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

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.

55
Amateur, Ambitious, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

60
Ambitious, Relevant, Confusing, Disappointing

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
Disappointing, Cliched, Amateurish, Well intentioned, 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.

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

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

70
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.

59
Confusing, Disappointing, 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.

36
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, 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.

50
Romantic, Banal, Slow

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

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

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

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

80
Original, Ambitious, 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.

56
Relevant, Slow, 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

55
Confusing, Disappointing, Enthusiastic cast, Incomprehensible lyrics

See it if you like original shows that are still rough around the edges, full of cheery and enthusiastic young actors working hard with weak material.

Don't see it if you expect an entirely put-together show. Good concept but needs work - Indecipherable lyrics, distracting ensemble, uneven cast & weak book

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.

50
Original, Disappointing, Needs work

See it if you support Asian and Asian American theater. The 3 leads have beautiful voices. Karaoke scene was great. Act 2 felt stronger.

Don't see it if you need a finished product. This needs a lot of work, artistic (poor staging and dialogue) and technical (mics went out).

65
Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Slow

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.

72
Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant, 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.

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining

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

54
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

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.

49
Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, 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.

38
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

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.