Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective present the world premiere of this interactive experience set behind the scenes at a k-pop music factory. More…
'KPOP' is here and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean Pop music factory where stars are made…or broken. All audience members will be standing, walking, climbing stairs, and dancing! Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
See it if You want to have fun and be entertained by this immersive, creatively staged show. A weak-ish story is well overshadowed by amazing staging.
Don't see it if You prefer proscenium style shows or don’t like pop music.
See it if you want an "insider's view" of a factory that creates pop stars in an inventive, interactive event that concludes w/a helluva KPOP concert.
Don't see it if you hate the manufactured pop music of KPOP, Lou Pearlman, PWL/SAW, etc; you expect more than heavy-handed drama forced between the fun.
See it if you like shiny energetic musicals. The singing and dancing are very entertaining. The guiding of groups from space to space is well done
Don't see it if you have problems standing for long periods or climbing stairs. The themes and dramatic scenes are a bit predictable.
See it if you want a fun experience led by a large fantastic cast. Some serious themes/topics also touched upon. So much talent, ambitious production.
Don't see it if you want a straightforward story or prefer a seated show. The ending was a bit of a cop out, but the overall experience was still terrific.
See it if you love KPOP, speak Korean, are interested in issues of race in America or the exploitation of young pop stars; like great staging, singing
Don't see it if you like your performances tight, with a clear message, or don't want to stand/sit/walk for three hours. Show could easily lose 30 min
See it if you like Kpop, immersive theater, musicals, and fun dancing/singing.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or immersive theater. There is a lot of standing and walking around, so wear comfortable shoes.
See it if an unforgettable and original experience / the cast was super talented and very charming / loved the music and costumes!
Don't see it if didn't seem 100% realized, particularly the storylines
See it if You like immersive theater and don't mind walking around, enjoy a commentary on the bridge between Asian and American cultures, like music
Don't see it if You like traditional theater, can't get tickets, like more serious musicals
See it if you love musical theatre, and want to explore the behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, it's upbeat and great fun!
Don't see it if you are not able to let yourself go and be immersed by theatre (please see below), and there is a lot of walking around
See it if you like immersive theater and love theater that goes into new territory, taking huge risks. Plus the 20min concert at the end is AWESOME
Don't see it if You are not in the mood to go to the scenes instead of having the scenes come to you, or you absolutely hate pop music!
See it if you're up for an inventive, adventurous & dazzling event featuring a thrilling ensemble; for a stunning performance by Ashley Park
Don't see it if you don't like having to move around a lot & having to stand a good bit; if you really prefer a character-driven story to an idea-driven one
See it if you like immersive theater, Korean pop music, or a plot that you can literally follow from place to place
Don't see it if you like conventional theater and storytelling where you remain seated - this is the opposite
See it if you want to see a one-of-a-kind show, you love immersive and participatory theatre
Don't see it if you want to feel more than think, you don't care for walking or participation, you want pure acting, you don't care for East Asian issues
See it if if you like immersive theatre. The staging is amazing. It features great pop music, amazing dancing, and thought provoking storyline.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan of immersive theatre or pop music.
See it if you enjoy immersive theater, are interested in Kpop as a genre, or like to support productions with diverse casts. It makes important points
Don't see it if you will be too upset by a messy, inconsistent book to enjoy the spectacular performances.
See it if you like immersive theater, Korean Pop music, or interesting staging. If you don't mind trite cliched storylines but ambitious technical
Don't see it if you have trouble/dislike moving around during theater.
See it if You want to experience an amazing immersive show. Phenomenal staging and logistics. Fabulous choreography. Great performances.
Don't see it if You want traditional theatre. If you get tired standing a lot.
See it if you love immersive theatre, ambitious musicals, pop music in general or of course, KPop
Don't see it if you hate pop music and immersive theatre (you are asked to split into groups and experience the show in parts among different rooms)
See it if you love pop, concerts, boy bands, visceral experiences, amazing music, uber-talented artists, and unforgettable evenings.
Don't see it if you like traditional narratives, deep explorations of social issues, being on your feet. That said, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
See it if you love immersion. You become a character as you tour the space & learn about these performers' lives. Different experience every time!
Don't see it if you're not willing to learn about a new culture and a new music genre. If you don't like participation, this might be a lot for you.
See it if you want to have fun in a show. The concept of this show is clever. And the cast is so committed to entertain that you won't disappoint.
Don't see it if you care a lot about plot development and the depth of story in a show. This show is supposed to show you a new culture in a fun way.
See it if you enjoy immersive theatre, want to see a new kind of musical, or want to see an amazing performance from Ashley Park
Don't see it if you don't like moving around during a show, want something that is easy to follow