Islander: A New Musical
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Islander: A New Musical

Islander: A New Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(207 Ratings)
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Great singing, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing, Delightful

Myth and reality collide in this musical about a mysterious stranger who washes onto a beach.

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179 Reviews | 32 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Scottish spiritual song.

Don't see it if You don’t like beautiful song.

84 Reviews | 22 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if A creative 2-woman musical that is an absolute delight. GO SEE IT

Don't see it if There’s no reason that you show miss this show.

137 Reviews | 39 Followers
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want to hear hauntingly beautiful vocals and see a charming fairytale come to life. These actresses make the empty stage feel full!

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding thick accents, aren't a fan of black-box in-the-round, or don't like people playing many roles. TW: death

123 Reviews | 10 Followers
Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you love epic tales, great acting, singing, overall incredible performers, great writing/composition/music, foot pedals interest you, so fun

Don't see it if you are expecting a full set, you don't like watching live music created in front of you with loops,etc. you hate accents,or black box shows

477 Reviews | 119 Followers
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy pieces that do a lot with a little. With only two actors, a loop station, and a rolling utility case, they create magic.

Don't see it if You dislike two-handers, fairy-tales, shows with magical realism. Read more

153 Reviews | 19 Followers
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like inventive storylines, two person shows where they play multiple characters, or original musicals

Don't see it if you want more actors, a set, can't understand Scottish accents, or want a more traditional musical Read more

573 Reviews | 142 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Hypnotic, Experimental theater the way it should be done

See it if you love properly done "experimental" theater. What you imagine LAMA was like in the '70s.

Don't see it if you hate experimental theater and need your theater with large casts and flashy, popular music Read more

145 Reviews | 28 Followers
Refreshing, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like exciting new and innovative theatre with spot on actors. You will walk out humming the tunes!

Don't see it if You have no patience to let the Scottish accent settle on you- it will. And see it because- why not.

Critic Reviews (2)

April 21st, 2022

"'Islander' is never didactic, suggesting its themes of climate change and personal responsibility without spelling them out explicitly. It is much more effective for the audience to reach those conclusions on our own as we ponder this enchanting story for days after. And it is a story we ought to ponder, living as we do on a small island in a big Ocean."
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June 7th, 2022

An import from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Islander" embraces that renowned international jamboree's artistry and experimentalism, most notably by forgoing musicians for sound looping machines operated by Findlay and Tennick themselves. Especially for the technophobic (cough, cough), it's an extraordinary feat to witness actors become part of the production crew without the conceit ever feeling gimmicky or compromising the flow of the storytelling. That's no doubt due mostly to Findlay and Tennick's on-the-spot sound engineering abilities, which, to be sure, still take a backseat to their even more remarkable singing and acting.
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