Mama, I Want To Sing!
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Mama, I Want To Sing!

Mama, I Want To Sing! NYC Reviews and Tickets

(47 Reviews)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Refreshing

Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro's classic Black Gospel musical returns for its 40th anniversary.

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1028 Reviews | 423 Followers
Timeless, Absorbing, Delightful, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You want to see a true classic in a classic setting (its original stage). Great singing, even if you’re not a big gospel fan. Huge cast.

Don't see it if You can’t see it with a bit of a nostalgic eye. 40th anniversary and it shows but it’s well worth your time. Funny, clever great acting.

499 Reviews | 250 Followers
Disappointing, Authentic, Great singing

See it if Successful replication of authentic African-American gospel music on stage. Glorious voices packed with emotion & drive. Outstanding choir!

Don't see it if This musical has so much potential however the overall production was disappointing with a dated script & poor direction.

505 Reviews | 73 Followers
Praise be. sing!

See it if Lively biopic for a fictional girl becoming a famous singer via a gospel musical.Feels special to be in its original theater from 40 yrs ago

Don't see it if Not quite a professional cast, some uneven acting, slow transitions, predictable plot. 2.5 hours; 1 intermission. Read more

312 Reviews | 82 Followers
Great singing, Disappointing

See it if into a restaging of a seminal musical; great singing, enthusiastic cast.

Don't see it if well... parts are basic, tropes are overly familiar. The book could have used some punching after all those years. Read more

315 Reviews | 70 Followers
Ear shattering, Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if to see a very talented cast & learn some Black history. Production was joyful and the joy was infectious. I saw Asa Sulton in the Doris role

Don't see it if you dislike VERY loud music.The sound was also distorted making it impossible to understand the lyrics, especially in group numbers. Read more

246 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like gospel singing. You like to see young talent. You want to see a timeless piece about a young girls striving for her own identity.

Don't see it if You don’t like gospel singing. You don’t like long plays, or musicals.

226 Reviews | 21 Followers
Fun, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like Gospel music. The story is sweet and the singing is great. It is LOUD.

Don't see it if You don’t like Gospel music or loud singing.

161 Reviews | 219 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an enjoyable show and/or support the Mama Foundation for the Arts.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a musical.

Critic Reviews (1)

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March 3rd, 2023

" 'Mama, I Want to Sing' exemplifies a new Harlem Renaissance."
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