Murder at the Food Coop (FringeNYC)
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Murder at the Food Coop (FringeNYC)

Murder at the Food Coop (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(26 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: A murder farce for our locavore age! When the founder of a food coop in liberal Brooklyn is found dead inside the solar-powered Gore 3000 freezer, the ensuing free-range investigation is part Agatha Christie and part Julia Child.

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Member Reviews (26)

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Sold lots of tickets, Used lots of actors, Used lots of microphones, Lots of off pitch singing, Not lots of laughs

See it if have high tolerance for no A,C., like mere volume where comedy should be, take to heart & wallet reviews written by schills for the show

Don't see it if you care to understand lyrics, storyline, humor

Clever, Funny, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you are a foodie New Yorker who loves send ups of so many song and story references - my favorite was To Serve Vita-Man .

Don't see it if you don't like unnecessary over miked singers. And music that competes rather than accompanies the words.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, A hipster who-done-it, Great singing

See it if you enjoy busting on hipsters

Don't see it if you are a lifetime member of the Park Slope Food Co-op

Quirky, Hilarious, Current, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like quirky characters and hilarious situations or if you think Law and Order would make great musical. Foodies are welcome!

Don't see it if you are snob against Brooklyn hipsters or hate bubblegum pop musicals with 60's rock n roll vibe (drums, piano, electric guitar). Read more

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if you like grocery shopping, mismatched couples, and film noir

Don't see it if you hate Brooklyn and don't care where your produce came from

Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you like poorly constructed musicals with bad songs, cliched choreography and bad sound.

Don't see it if respect your own time.

Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if you can laugh at your politically correct self. Especially relatable for anyone familiar with Park Slope and the food co-op.

Don't see it if liberal humor does not appeal to you.

Entertaining, Original, Great choreography

See it if you want a couple great, funny songs in a generally well-developed musical led by its two amazing leading actresses. I give it a B+/B grade.

Don't see it if you want everyone to sing well (only two did), dislike some overplayed banal puns, and want the entire cast to be strong and interesting.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
August 19th, 2016

"Seeing 'Murder at the Food Co-Op' is a bit like going grocery shopping when you’re hungry. Everything is a bit too colorful and loud, and you end up with junk food that doesn’t really satisfy. Though the imperfections of the show are real, there are many redeeming factors. For an audience member who loves one-liners, campy humor, and puns, this show can be a light romp, providing silly songs and energetic performances that chew the scenery like so much kale."
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August 17th, 2016

"'Murder at the Food Coop' suffers from too large a cast of characters, preventing most from getting more than one musical number's worth of attention...The music is catchy but not terribly remarkable…Some moments of satire in the musical are absolutely spot-on, though much of the humor is simple and generic…While this musical has a great deal going against it, it is still a joy to watch, its occasional moments of startling insight brightening up a largely lighthearted, fun musical."
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Brooklyn Daily
August 16th, 2016

"'Murder at the Food Co-op' is a funny, though certainly imperfect, comedy...Yes, all the obvious targets for the neighborhood’s legions of haters are here...but they are gently, almost lovingly, mocked...Director Eric Oleson does a stellar job keeping all the balls in motion as subplots bounce off in riotous directions, and the lyrics by Marc Dinkin are consistently outstanding—and much better than the dialogue...Kuntzman uses one-and two-liners to the detriment of getting the story told."
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