New York | Ends Jun 30

Octet

From 9 critic and 80 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Ambitious, Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the show

Three-time Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy ("Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812") begins his Residency 5 as Signature’s first musical theatre writer with this world premiere musical. More…

Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, "Octet" explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology



48
During previews
Pointless, Boring, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You are 30 years old or younger and admit to an addiction to the internet and live your life on snapchat, instagram, what’s app and tinder.

Don't see it if You think you are in for a spectacular experience like Natasha, Pierre and Great Comet of 1812 because playwright is same, you are not !

Also There is no there there. Stay away unless you are under 30 !

48
During previews
Pretentious, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if U WANT 2 C A DEPRESSING PLAY ABOUT ADDICTED TECHIES UNABLE TO COPE WITH LIFE WHO MEET 2 HELP EACH OTHER (WITHOUT SUCCESS) ALL IN SONG

Don't see it if U R NOT FAMILIAR WITH TECHIE TERMS NOR WANT TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHERE ALL SONGS SOUND THE SAME ALBEIT SUNG BY WONDERFUL VOICES

41
During previews
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want a plotless a cappella “musical”. About 8 lost souls addicted on technology meet for sessions like an AA meeting.

Don't see it if You want a story, if you want intelligent lyrics. No set, just 8 chairs. Three sided audience, backs to you, hard to hear. Dull characters

Also Nothing much happens. Plays as confessions been done many times before... Read more Read less

30
During previews
Stupefying, numbing

See it if if you're a fan of Molloy's work.

Don't see it if you like a show with a story, wit, and human interaction.

Also The sheer volume of work Molloy has put out for this 1 hour, 45 minute... Read more Read less



Cast & Creatives (8)