Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Relevant

About the show

This long-running musical revue/sketch comedy show lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. Think 'The Daily Show' set to music.

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'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.

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Act Three - The Reviews

"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


"This "Newsical" could be more consistent, but the cast goes a long way toward redeeming its deficiencies. And any town with an often funny topical revue in it is a happier place." Full Review


"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

LA Splash

"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

The Huffington Post

"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

Cabaret Exchange

"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


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

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Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy musical skits about politics, info commercials, celebrities, current issues like global warming. Some skits better than others.

Don't see it if you like drama or comedy with a plot, set or costumes.

Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a mockery of current events, social media, and online dating rolled into one. Great actors doing these skits.

Don't see it if You like Trump or are easily offended.

Ambitious, Clever, Quirky

See it if It is very creative, it deals and continues too bring to light the latest current events. fast moving, very clever.

Don't see it if if you do not an ad lib type of performance of this kind of genre.

Funny, Indulgent

See it if if you like forbidden Broadway. Same formula.

Don't see it if you are expecting a super current parody of the news. A lot of rehashed material.

Clever, Relevant, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you liked Forbidden Broadway

Don't see it if you expect high level entertainment.

Funny, Clever, Satirical

See it if you like SNL with music. Some skits were funnier than others. Tone is liberal - not for Trump supporters.

Don't see it if you like Trump or want a more fleshed out show. Show is a series of short skits on recent news themes.

Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Topical

See it if you like an effective blend of news-based late night comedy w/ a musical variety act. The small space allows intimate audience participation

Don't see it if you don't like political (esp. left-leaning) humor, you prefer shows with clear plotlines and emotional investment, or you prefer spectacle.

Funny, Disappointing, Overrated, Good acting, Topical

See it if you want to see a funny take on the news stories of today

Don't see it if you don't like topical shows or shows that are very short.

Quirky, Relevant, Disappointing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like topical humor and cheap jokes.

Don't see it if you're not into low-budget productions where actors unknowingly have their flies down and an obvious plant cackles in the audience.

Clever, Refreshing

See it if You like innovative comedy.

Don't see it if You need classic humor comedy.

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

Also The writers did a fantastic job with current event stuff. I loved the ... Read more Read less

Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Your a liberal minded person. You enjoy spoofs of events , commercials, etc from the preceding 12 months.

Don't see it if Your politics are on the conservative side. You will hate at least half the show.

Also The actors were good. The overall show was fine. The costumes were a b... Read more Read less

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh and have a good time, you appreciate versatile actors, you would rather laugh than cry at the news.

Don't see it if you don't have a good sense of humor, or you are looking for a big, elaborate production or great art.

Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You like laugh-out-loud skits and commercials performed by a top notch cast, and that's updated on a daily basis based on current events

Don't see it if You don't like Saturday Night Live

Funny, Clever, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if It is like a Saturday night live musical. If you enjoy poking fun at current political events and trends this show is for you

Don't see it if If you want something serious or get offended easily by political jokes.

Clever, Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want a REALLY lite show; like SNL; don't mind political and p culture zingers

Don't see it if you want to see a "real" musical as this is more like an extended SNL skit; don't like political humor;

Also The show is at the same time fresh for topical news/pop culture, but s... Read more Read less

Great acting, Quirky, Slow, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy political comedy, like camp, want to chuckle.

Don't see it if you want to have a lot of belly laughs, don't enjoy camp, want to see a big flashy musical, or want a plot.

Also The performers were quite talented and committed to the performance. T... Read more Read less

Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like Mad TV or Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update (it's all sketches). You want to laugh about real topics.

Don't see it if You have high comedic expectations. You aren't up to date on current events (then you won't find what's happening on stage to be funny).

Funny, Clever, Cliched

See it if you don't mind your idols being mocked..entertaining!

Don't see it if fast moving "review" type of shows are not your thing

Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like to see a show that is always changing to following the current news stories. You might see something entertaining and funny, or not

Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a set show. You do not have an open mind.

Funny, Clever, Overrated, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like topical comedy sketches that get updated from time to time but with inconsistent quality in the ever-changing casting

Don't see it if you want something thought provoking or meaningful, this is mostly gags in revue style based on headlines, but nothing deep or meaningful

Funny, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you just want to poke fun at celebrities, politicians, etc. Jokes are a hit and miss, but it's still a fun show overall

Don't see it if you are not up-to-date on current events or "celebrities". The skits will only be funny if you know the people they are portraying.

Funny, Clever, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious

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.

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