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Neurosis

From 89 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great singing

About the show

A comedy with a psychiatric twist, this new musical is a story about finding happiness, falling in love, and dealing with that little voice in your head along the way.

2h 0m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (89)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great singing
77
Avg Score

67
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Cute idea for a show

See it if Clever interpretation of neurosis as sidekicks! Double casting for main roles: character and neurosis too. Morgan Weed was a standout!

Don't see it if so many stereotypes and cliches. The music was too loud for the small theater.

Also I would not recommend this show. The story had many flaws and I did no... Read more Read less

76
Cliched, Banal, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Original 2-hr (w/ break} musical. Romantic gods bring boy/girl together and their neuroses, shadowed in human form, hope to tear them apart.

Don't see it if Ethnic cultural stereotyping. One-sided bias of romance. Doubtful that the other sex had any say whatever in this production. Limited set.

73
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Standard musical theatre fare, Pleasant evening out

See it if You like trad rom-com musicals with a decent cast, some inspired lyrics, and earnest, servicable staging.

Don't see it if Want something less predictable, tho the premise here is reasonably interesting. It’s cute w some funny bits & in the end, just fine.

70
Clever, Delightful, Fun

See it if A light musical, mostly youth oriented with a clever book about relationships. Pleasant evening.

Don't see it if Light musical, little depth, maybe too cutesy, repetitious

85
Super entertaining / highly recommended, Clever set / smooth scene-changes, Excellent ensemble cast, Absorbing / definitely resonant, Very funny book / witty lyrics / great singing

See it if you enjoy witty musicals, strictly for laughs, w/strong singing. Mercifully seamless scene-changes. Even the cutesy choreography worked.

Don't see it if you don't like anything lite. Despite the title, if you don't find this show upbeat & humorous, you need a serious funny-bone-ectomy. STAT.

Also Ever so slightly similar to 'Buffalo Buffalo'...... Read more Read less

74
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Banal

See it if You are in the mood for a solid rom-com. Want to see some great comedic performances.

Don't see it if You are assuming that because of the title or that Allan Rice, the book-writer, studied clinical physiology that the piece explores neurosis

Also "Looked for love in all the wrong spots. Made some mis-steps. Okay, we... Read more Read less

70
Ok

See it if you like fluffy musicals. Very good acting and singing with an interesting premise.

Don't see it if want a better plot. It is a bit muddled and predictable.

78
Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want to see a musical with a simple yet funny plot. The embodiment of the alter egos of the two lead characters was a nice touch.

Don't see it if you want to see a hard hitting emotional musical. Everything is very light. Beware - some questionable Jewish jokes.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like funny dysfunctional and silly romances

Don't see it if you are not interested in shows about relationships, neuroses, or overbearing Jewish parents

65
Cliched, Dated, Slow, Great acting

See it if You like formulaic nearly 2 hour shows with a gentile woman and Jewish boy together with their alter-egos. Good acting and singing

Don't see it if You don't like trite, overlong and complex plots performed by enthusiastic actors/singers.

66
Disappointing, Funny, Banal, Great singing, Great acting

See it if If you like your musicals light without much to think about.

Don't see it if You prefer an interesting plot with more substance.

69
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Funny, Great singing

See it if Want good singing and some laughs. Decent talent. Good NYC jewish humor .

Don't see it if Dont enjoy musicals based on the Jewniverse. Runs a bit long....lots of song

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy cute quirky small musicals. And for Morgan Weed's hilarious performance.

Don't see it if You prefer a big, splashy musical.

75
Funny, Cliched

See it if you like light musicals with not much meaning but a lot if fun.

Don't see it if you want a little substance in your mucials

80
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Romantic comedy that has amazing music Great acting and dancing

Don't see it if You dont like musicals

75
Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if If you are single and looking for love.

Don't see it if If you're looking for depth and strong character development.

75
Cliched, Dated, Quirky

See it if you like musicals that are light and don't give you much to think about.

Don't see it if you are looking for something new and different. It has the same old jokes.

53
Cliched, Dated, Quirky

See it if Interesting take on the role of the superego.

Don't see it if Very dated and slim.

72
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Cute

See it if You like lighthearted theater that is a bit silly despite a slightly serious theme.

Don't see it if You don't like haphazard scores and slightly confusing characterizations of Neurosis.

Also The actor who played the father was an absolute joy to watch boogieing... Read more Read less

74
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You like musicals and therapy. Very funny and the singing was great!

Don't see it if You don’t like magic, Jewish humor or neurosis.

100
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you want to site back and laugh continuously in a small theater that lets you see the details and hear the asides.

Don't see it if you don't like breezy, contemporary comedy whose writer plays deliciously with the language and the talented actors keep you riveted.

80
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want an off-broadway show that is fun, in a small theater and has great singing.

Don't see it if want something deep like "Next to Normal".

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You like a fun musical comedy with romance that makes light of common anxieties that many people feel.

Don't see it if You are sensitive about anxiety or do not like musicals.

45
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy stupid shows and dont care about singing voices

Don't see it if You enjoy having a lead who can sing and not have the only person in the show who can sing be the shrink who is only in a few scenes

50
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if if you like a snappy score and enthusiastic actors

Don't see it if you are looking for something new and different. I found the storyline trite and uninteresting! Same old jokes! Nothing new here!


August 17th, 2018
“A musical comedy that only half-fulfills the promise of its inventive concept...Purely as musical theater, though, ‘Neurosis’ does have its charms...Edwards's lyrics and Rice's book are filled with quick-witted jokes and wordplay, and Green's music abounds in buoyant energy...This conceptually i...
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September 19th, 2018
"On the surface, it's a rather familiar story with a few oddball twists...A highlight of director Andy Sandberg's bubbly production, and especially Shea Sullivan's snazzy choreography, is how Zak and Caldwell interact with each other with the brisk physicality of a well-oiled vaudeville team...Wh...
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August 23rd, 2018
"In the summer doldrums, in what movie buffs call the silly season, it is a pleasure to come across a witty, clever new musical with a relatable theme. 'Neurosis,' with a smart book including an inventive twist by Rice, witty lyrics by Edwards, bouncy, catchy music by Green and snappy direction b...
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September 3rd, 2018
“A light-hearted but unsurprisingly sitcom-like book, catchy music, and enjoyable but obvious lyrics that highlight every stereotype you can imagine...The setups and songs are playful, humorous, and almost witty enough to draw us in, with music director Aaron doing a great job enlarging the sound...
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