Already closed | 1h 20m | Gramercy

R.R.R.E.D.

From 76 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining

About the show

In this new musical, a secret redheaded revolutionary organization is taking matters into their own hands, fighting back against their imminent extinction and standing up for the rights of redheads everywhere.

1h 20m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (76)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining
65
Avg Score

During previews
60
Lacking in plot, The single concept is difficult to sustain for an entire show, 8th grade humor, Raunchy and offensive

See it if Want 2 C reasonably talented cast try 2 make poorly written material work in a production that has nowhere to go. The singing is fine.

Don't see it if Don't like shows verging on tasteless & uncomfortable w story & characters that feel mean spirited. The cast works hard, but it's unfunny

During previews
88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to relax and see a show that will make you laugh. Cute premise, catchy songs. Fun.

Don't see it if your require a complex plot.

Also I have read some reviews that suggest there is no plot. Yes, there is ... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Mildly entertaining, poor book

See it if voice and acting of Matt Loehr and voice Marrissa Rosen , plus the acting and voice of the uncredited guest are enough.

Don't see it if you need a solid book that has direction, an exceptionally score, and leads where one doesn't need to hold back to cover the others weakness

Also The best joke, and the one the book should have been written around, w... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Few chuckles / more misses than hits, Confusing / bit dizzying, Ambitious / indulgent, Corny / slap-sticky, Great accompanist / some good singing

See it if Uh, no. Except for the accompanist. Tonight's special-guest was Kristen Mengelkoch. No worries. I didn't know her either.

Don't see it if ...more to come...

During previews
69
Funny, Clever, Banal, Slow, Quirky

See it if You're redheaded and want a laugh. Or you just want a laugh. It's a show that delivers a couple good jokes well.

Don't see it if You want to see something serious or "deep." There's really not enough funny to fill an hour and a half, either.

During previews
65
Campy, Energetic singing, Wears out its welcome, Disappointing, Funny concept

See it if You are a redhead.

Don't see it if Sketch comedy is not your thing.

Also One-joke show that seems more suited for sketch comedy. Goes on way to... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Disappointing, Funny, Good acting, Quirky, Good singing

See it if you'll enjoy a funny show well performed by a small cast; singing was especially good.

Don't see it if you won't enjoy a show which is basically a SNL/Improv comedy skit.There wasn't enough to fill 90 minutes. It really dragged towards the end

During previews
67
Funny, Great singing, Slow, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you just want to hear Katie Thompson's voice and get a few laughs.

Don't see it if you're expecting a tightly structured show or pure fluff.

During previews
63
Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Great singing

See it if A few strong songs but the show is an unfunny one joke show. Protagonist is mean and doesn’t grow or learn. A laugh here and there.

Don't see it if She’s obviously talented but her team should have given her real feedback on her work. We came away feeling it was pointless.

During previews
73
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Quirky

See it if Good cast elevates this strange take on gingers.

Don't see it if Cold AC bothers you.

During previews
45
Clever, Great singing, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are looking for a show that is a star vehicle for Katie Thompson to show off her pipes of vocal steel.

Don't see it if You are looking for a polished show with a compelling score or, you know, a plot. This show needs some serious editing.

Also "You just wanted to say bitch didn't you."... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Funny, Indulgent, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You're looking for a silly fun show to occupy an hour of your time, or are a fan of the cast (who all do a good job with the material given)

Don't see it if You haven't the patience for a show where every joke is stretched into 5 minutes until it's no longer funny.

During previews
77
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a show about redheads and their secret world. Many funny songs and scenes and a surprise ending!

Don't see it if You don’t like campy musicals. You’re looking for more dramatic content

During previews
86
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you want a campy musical. It was a fun show to kick back and watch. The singers are really good, the story not so much.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a strong plot.

Also The show can be a little slow at parts. The Singers are very good but ... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Clever, Cliched, Fluffy, Funny, This hi-energy musical romp is a one-trick pony, so it runs out of steam about half way through. still a lot of fun.

See it if You'd like to see a show that's fast-paced and funny and will make zero demands on your intelligence--just mindless fun.

Don't see it if You demand some brains and wit along with the zaniness.

During previews
72
Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You like small shows with talented singers. You like the absurd.

Don't see it if You need a plot grounded in reality. You want a big show with big numbers - this has 4 actors and minimal set.

Also I’ve read some harsh reviews here that i don’t understand. I thought t... Read more Read less

During previews
40
Excruciating, English music hall style farce, Preposturous premise, Disappointing

See it if ..you are easily amused by silly shtick. A secret society of redheads wants to save their breed from extinction. Too ludicrous to enjoy.

Don't see it if .. you don't enjoy lame characters or audience participation.

During previews
83
Melodic songs, Silly, Enjoyable, Engaging cast, Terrific voices

See it if in musicals I look for great voices, good songs and the cast who enjoy themselves and beleive in their show. Rrred has all these elements.

Don't see it if the plot is silly but at least unusual and different from typical old-school grimacing found in so many musicals.

Also it’s an original production with bluesy songs that allow the strong vo... Read more Read less

During previews
40
Disappointing, Insipid

See it if It had some ok staging, I guess. And a mildly amusing powerpoint presentation. Most of the singing was decent.

Don't see it if The songs frequently didn't rhyme, there was fat shaming, the songs were not good, and the jokes weren't funny. Avoid.

During previews
70
Funny, Disappointing, Indulgent, Relevant, Raunchy

See it if you like to laugh a bit but not too much.

Don't see it if you expect an intelligent experience. Some relevance but too indulgent.

During previews
85
Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Big talent on a small stage Absurd in a good way-story line about the extinction of redheads and what to do about it. Kevin Zak gets an A+.

Don't see it if Plot is secondary to the clever songs and energetic performances. Some pop culture references went over my head.

Also There is a surprise ending and the special guest star (Christopher Sie... Read more Read less

During previews
53
Disappointing, Dizzying, Fluffy, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You want to see a show that needs a tremendous amount of work on its book to be entertaining.

Don't see it if You want to see a charming funny show.

Also The surprise guest is the one thing that I found really worthwhile.

During previews
61
Silly, Nice melodies, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a silly night out with a fun / talented cast

Don't see it if You need plot or depth . you don't enjoy cabaret songs staged into a thin plot

During previews
68
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you like small casts, a little bit of breaking the fourth wall and requesting a little bit of audience participation and great voices.

Don't see it if you can't see humor in the premise of a secret meeting for a revolutionary, semi-pyramid scheme-y society for the propagation of red heads.

During previews
50
Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You want to see REALLY talented singers. Or if (like me) you're a redhead and you just want to enjoy some ginger silliness.

Don't see it if You require your shows to have a plot or substance or good writing. You're bothered by inserted songs that have nothing to do with the show.

Also All of the performers have absolutely incredible voices, and it's a sh... Read more Read less


August 20th, 2018
"Aggressively mediocre new musical...Andy Sandberg’s directing doesn’t help clarify the incoherent storytelling. The most surprising aspect of the evening is its bilious undertone...At least the very funny Mr. Loehr makes the most of the situation as the overeager, tireless GJ, who has never met ...
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August 24th, 2018
“The musical-theater equivalent of those old Sarah McLachlan commercials...Vacillate between dead seriousness and unfunny camp...There isn't much plot, and what is there is hard to follow...Sullivan's dance steps are rudimentary; the cast members run amok and are in desperate need of pulling back...
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August 20th, 2018
“Spirited, tuneful and fabulously performed but lacking a strong plot...As a full-length musical, it’s a tiresome experience...The book is a meager framework that doesn’t go very far narratively, and strives for hilarity but doesn’t achieve it. Thompson’s songs are an accomplished amalgam of pop,...
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August 21st, 2018
"Broad, campy, musically patchy, and superficially funny...With its cheesy look and single, upstage keyboardist, the show…feels more Off-Off than Off Broadway. The over-sung songs, which run the gamut from pop to rock to gospel, are generic and forgettable. Andy Sandberg's excessively emphatic di...
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