Message in a Bottle
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Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle NYC Reviews and Tickets

(175 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

About the Show

ZooNation's dance extravaganza, featuring the hits of Sting, comes alive to tell a harrowing story.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (36)

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218 Reviews | 58 Followers
Unique, Absorbing, Delightful, Creative, Extraordinary

See it if you want to see amazing dancers with boundless energy, unique and incredible moves - all with exceptional choreography.

Don't see it if if you are very sensitive to loud music Read more

90 Reviews | 8 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Must see, Great staging

See it if You are sensitive to the tragedy of forced displacement and how art can convey a powerful message with great music, dance & mise en scene

Don't see it if U don't like Sting/Police; if the theme of forced displacement hits too close to home; if U can't stay 2 hours w/out looking at your phone

86 Reviews | 15 Followers
Timely, Storytelling, Dance explosion, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you like dance (hip hop & contemporary), Sting's & The Police's music and lyrics, you care empathically about refugees & migrants

Don't see it if You're looking for light-hearted tap dancing as you'd see in "42nd Street." I love that musical,and it has its place. But this is an issue. Read more

105 Reviews | 27 Followers
Global dilemma brought to life by dance and the mu

See it if If you enjoy seeing dancing, this is the show to see. The dancing and dancers were superb with exquisite timing, & great music.

Don't see it if If you need a dialogue or lyrics to help understand the plot Read more

207 Reviews | 29 Followers
Refreshing, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like energetic, interpretive and colorful dance well attuned to the music of Sting

Don't see it if You do not like energetic modern dance or shows with taped music. Read more

583 Reviews | 279 Followers
Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if Sting's most pop hits r woven into the moving story of the refugee-not any immigrant-told w/terrific jerky/street dance&vivid/sublime music.

Don't see it if Uninterstd in musicals w/out dialogues,despite Sting's meaningful lyrics&Kate Prince's outstanding choreography.Ends May 12;tkts from $35

205 Reviews | 53 Followers
Riveting, Relevant, Mesmerizing, Absorbing, Great dancing & choreography

See it if You love dance, contemporary & hip hop; you are a fan of the songs of Sting & the Police, interested in story of the plight of war refugees

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy all dance or jukebox musicals, don’t like music of Sting, need spoken dialogue, triggered by scenes of violence Read more

409 Reviews | 42 Followers
Fabulous dancing, Resonant, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if A unique dance-only theater experience and is breath-takingly effective in portraying the effects of war and displacement.

Don't see it if You don't like interpretive dance, you don't like Sting's music. You are triggered by visions of war.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
May 2nd, 2024

"...this story of refugees has impressive dance moments"
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May 7th, 2024

"Hopeful and feel-good as the story’s ending is"
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Talkin' Broadway
May 2nd, 2024

"All of the music and accompanying staging is aligned in support of the story"
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Pages on Stages
May 2nd, 2024

The universality of the pain was simultaneously comforting and off-putting.
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