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
See it if you want to hear some of the best singing in NYC and a show anyone who has any technology can relate to
Don't see it if you don't appreciate the simplicity of people telling their stories without a deeply involved story or action
See it if you are looking for something different and posses an open mind. If you are of the Internet Age/are extremely online, you'll get it.
Don't see it if you want a traditional musical, hate acapella, don't understand the internet terms, are averse to foul language/talk of sex or addiction.
See it if digital addiction(s) is the topic of this anonymous group therapy session--told through acapella singing and discussion.
Don't see it if Very original and thought-provoking, not for those who don't like acapella singing or intimate theater in the round.
See it if you love quirky, funny, musicals.This is a support group where the story is told in a capella choral music.It is breathtakingly good.GO!
Don't see it if you want a traditional show.This is a Dave Malloy gem of a piece.I think it should be trimmed a bit, but it is brilliant.Don't miss it!
See it if you are addicted to your phones and computers or know someone who is and want a heady acapella entertainment.
Don't see it if You don’t care about technological addiction, don’t like acapella singing.
See it if You want a show about what we've become in today's Internet age that's weird and wonderful and the right amount of confusing.
Don't see it if You don't want to look at the nuance of social media, and see the good and bad.
See it if You want a unique experience in musical theater combining discussion of digital dependence and glorious a capella singing
Don't see it if You want traditional music and comedy, this way too realistic for you
See it if 8 singers in an 8 step program for internet addicts, sharing their stories. Complex acapella music in different styles, expertly performed.
Don't see it if Use of millenial jargon. No plot. Each character leads one piece. Some comedic, some serious, some absurdist.
Also Music 95; spoken monologues 75.
See it if You like musical theater performance. You are aware how our reliance on technology distances us from one another.
Don't see it if If you measure your self-worth by your numbers online. You know who you are. I needn’t explain.
See it if You relate to the generation of folks who are addicted to technology, social apps, and have a distorted view of themselves.
Don't see it if You don't have a compulsive addictive behavior, don't like music, can't relate to folks who are always on their phone or surfing the net.
See it if Appreciate high concept, contemporary musicals mixed with cultural & philosophical commentary. Fan of Dave Malloy or quality a capella.
Don't see it if 2 hours of a capella singing about tech addiction, magic & god with no intermission doesn’t sound appealing to you.
See it if You like new forms of music theatre and would be open to a sung-through, intimate, a cappella show with a gorgeous, well-sung score.
Don't see it if You’re looking for the opulence of Great Comet. This is small (in a good way), but it’s not a big, bawdy musical.
See it if You like acapella singing and it’s by Dave Malloy of Comet/Natasha fame. About technology addiction and help groups.
Don't see it if You expect a full musical production and band. 8 singers and performers. No intermission. 97 minutes
Also Part 2 dragged a little. Too many spoken words
See it if Faith-based addiction "Rooms" a cappella original musical with some mythic Tarot symbology. Much like any other "Meeting."
Don't see it if Simplistic, but effective.The residency commences with essentially just piecemeal musical monologues strewn together. without accompaniment.
Also C'mon, just take a guess how many there are.
See it if Malloy's wonderous chamber musical poem about online addiction A capella singing w/ AA style qualifying by an 'octet' of unorthodox geeks
Don't see it if Like the internet (or any recovery group), both intensely fascinating & utterly banal Quirky pacing of music & prose w/ Quest for God finale
See it if attend a step meeting in a church basement with a group of tech addicts, stories told in song. interesting characters study. unique & funny
Don't see it if if you are not interested in accapella or technology addictions. Creative . located at signature on 42. stadium setting.
See it if Octet of Tarot-based singers tell of Internet addiction, online forums, facebook, twitter, gaming, porn, conspiracy/posting, anonymous blogs
Don't see it if You want a more coherent, traditional plot. You have a less sinister view of technology; don’t like mystical religiosity.
See it if 8 pt harmony in songs abt internet addiction.8 characters w/diff addiction. Unique show, clever lyrics, well done. Pleasant intimate exper.
Don't see it if you don't care for an almost all-singing show with no overall story arc.
See it if You're open to a show that really has no precedent in form or execution. You enjoy a cappella singing.
Don't see it if You prefer not to "work" at understanding what you're seeing.
See it if you enjoy a capella singing. Some great voices and lovely, haunting melodies.
Don't see it if the subject matter (technology addiction) is of no interest to you and you prefer big musicals (with musical instruments).
See it if You want to see something very innovative, presented in a simple yet effective manner performed well.
Don't see it if You don’ like a capella performances, need elaborate staging and sets.
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