This long-running musical revue/sketch comedy show lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. Think 'The Daily Show' set to music. More…
'Newsical's' songs and sketches parody all of today's biggest headlines, from politics to pop culture, celebrities to social trends. It's 'Saturday Night Live' meets 'Laugh-In' meets 'The Nightly News' meets Broadway. Songs and material are updated on a regular basis.
"The smart and spiffy new edition of NEWSical the Musical, now at The Kirk Theatre, makes it abundantly clear that the heir to the musical comedy revue format that was owned for so long by Forbidden Broadway has finally been found. Directed at a wonderfully furious pace the show will have audiences laughing from start to finish." Full Review
"Luckily, we found a fun and witty show that we can recommend. NEWSical the Musical is a light and fun romp through the news of the day with four talented performers that you can’t help but like. They take various news items of the day – and turn them into songs and sketches that garner loads of laughs from the audience." Full Review
"NEWSical, written by Rick Crom, is the long-running Off-Broadway musical comedy that lampoons everyone in the news from Miley Cyrus to The Pope in 90 minutes of hilarious skits and songs that update as quickly as the news changes. It's a news magazine of sorts (think more along the lines of The Daily Show than 60 Minutes) that's ever changing and always hilarious." Full Review
"Indeed, Newsical has much to recommend it. Although the product I saw hasn’t yet lived up to its potential, it has a wealth of scandalous material with which to work, and might very well evolve into an enduring hit. Let’s hope it gets there." Full Review
"It's not really that good, but it's lighthearted, silly, and delivers what it promises: entertainment. It's not really a musical, nor is it a play; it's really just like an extended 'SNL; skit...The ensemble is OK. In various combinations they did their shtick, but I think even the performers know who their audience is and how utterly unimportant it is to be good. For the price of a TDF ticket it was well worth the 75 minutes of humor. Much more and even a tourist might be disappointed." Full Review
for a previous production "I was particularly taken with Joan Rivers and Nancy Pelosi discussing the merits of Botox, a very Jewish Ruth Bader Ginsberg advising a very Latina Sonia Sotomayor on what it's like to be a Supreme (think Diana Ross), a newsflash about the mysterious case of Snow White and those suspicious and disrespectful bearded men, and President Obama trying to order pizza but stymied by all the options. " Full Review
See it if I see this show periodically because they keep their skits up to date. It's so funny and the cast could rival Saturday Night Live.
Don't see it if You plan on voting for Trump.
See it if You want to have a good time and laugh a lot. You want to see a play that is relevant and pokes fun at current events and products on TV.
Don't see it if You don't want to laugh. You don't want to have a great time. You take life too seriously and don't know how to enjoy this life.
See it if If you love current events being told through song. You must see Celine Dion singing the Hokey Pokey and hear the wrath of Mother Nature.
Don't see it if You don't have a funny bone and enjoy a good laugh
See it if you want to see the humor in today's politics, world events & pop culture to escape for awhile from its serious side- thru a versatile cast!
Don't see it if you expect big prod'n numbers. This is a small show in a small venue packed w/ big laughs & talents! -but not as fun as Forbidden Broadway.
See it if It was a great revue. The impressions did not always hit the mark but the actors conveyed a sense of personalities. It moved quickly. I
Don't see it if had no time to get bored. Don't see it if you don't like political satire.
See it if looking for a good laugh. This is an enjoyable sketch comedy show. We all enjoyed it. Some acts better than others.
Don't see it if looking for something serious. Don't expect to laugh at everything, but they do have some clever parts. Some of it feels dated. Not for kids
See it if If you love a touch of history with musical elements that pull at your heart strings and you love amazing dance numbers
Don't see it if If lots of dance isn't your bag, if you don't really enjoy depth of shows. Basically you're going to love it unless musicals aren't for you
See it if You like family shows with heart as well as pizzazz. There's a lot of high-energy here.
Don't see it if The old Disney movie with a young Christian Bale left a bad taste in your memory bank.
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Tickets are $47.25. Price includes $2.25 restoration fee. Subject to availability.
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