Islander: A New Musical
Ends Jul 2022 1h 30m
Islander: A New Musical
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Islander: A New Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(107 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
7%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great singing, Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

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

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Member Reviews (107)

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904 Reviews | 376 Followers
79
Great singing, Delightful, Confusing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like sweet storytelling. This done with the help of some electronics that make the two performances feel like many. Beautiful voices.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with thick Irish (or is it Scottish) accents. It makes it hard to follow the story at times. There is zero set.

893 Reviews | 220 Followers
79
Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A very good musical. Capella. Good book and acting.

Don't see it if Scottish accents are thick and difficult at times.

570 Reviews | 117 Followers
74
Great singing, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if The singing is good and the show is not long.

Don't see it if The accents sometimes make it hard to understand. The music volume at time too loud. Story at time confusing. Read more

602 Reviews | 88 Followers
80
Unusual, Intense, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you like to see a very cleverly done and unusual musical in a very small theater. Two very talented singers produce a magical program.

Don't see it if you have trouble with accents or Scottish terms. Sometimes the words and songs are difficult to understand. A small glossary is supplied. Read more

493 Reviews | 126 Followers
73
Slow, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if The play is unique in its presentation; singing is beautiful; the singers control the electronics behind the vocals and soundscape; mystical

Don't see it if The Scottish accents were too strong for me to understand much of what the actors were saying, leaving it difficult to follow the story.

365 Reviews | 225 Followers
82
Great singing, Confusing, Atmospheric, Enchanting, Unique

See it if you like mystical folk tales with interesting sound design. Beautiful singing & acting by the 2 extremely talented performers.

Don't see it if you have trouble with heavy Scottish accents & don't like performers playing multiple roles. Read more

383 Reviews | 132 Followers
85
Great fringe, Savvy, Scrappy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Disney-worthy: 2 pull off the music+magic+adventure+bittersweet morality that we'd expect from an army of co-writers, composers, artists

Don't see it if you like elaborate visual environments with props and scenery, or a prefer moodier, rated-R show. Occasionally difficult accents. Read more

364 Reviews | 101 Followers
95
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

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatermania
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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