Musicals, Duh! presents a dark, satirical musical about ambition and desperation in the musical theater business. How far do actors have to go to get on Broadway? More…
When a Young Marge casts her friend in a splashy Broadway musical instead of the talented Young Mumzy Taylor, it sets a lifetime of disappointment and shattered dreams in motion. Mumz loses her mind and creates her own reality. Now she has the chance to get back at the one person who screwed her over and ruined her life! Watch out: It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
"'The Real Actors of NYC' is proof that lavish costumes, gigantic sets, lush orchestras, and full-scale dance numbers are not a prerequisite for a great musical. Quite the opposite rings true for Judd’s shrewd and observant show...What makes his piece so refreshing is that Judd’s humor is sharp and witty without being cynical...Judd’s score will likely not be preserved in the canon of musical theater, but it serves the show appropriately and, for the most part, the cast navigates it well." Full Review
See it if You enjoy a new musical with a snazzy cast. A sassy and hip musical comedy about actors making their way in NY's dog-eat-dog theatre world.
Don't see it if You insist on big budget Broadway spectacle. This is simply done and very clever; it's about the writing and the acting.
See it if You love catchy pop tunes, and hilarious scenarios involving how far people will go to get on stage.
Don't see it if Make sure you stay for Act II, which is much shorter and involves revenge scenarios and a very funny chase during a live show. 1 hr 55 min.
See it if You accept that you can have a fun evening of theater with a handful of performers, one set, pretty much, a couple of musicians and
Don't see it if Going with the flow... is not your style. Funny how the Marge actress seemed to be channeling Anjelica Huston in the TV show "Smash."
See it if You want to laugh. You want to be entertained. You like a lot of singing. You are open minded and can sit back and enjoy the show.
Don't see it if You are looking for something deep and moving. You don't want to laugh. You don't like a lot of singing. You are too serious about life.
See it if you're interested in actors, theater, and care about helping off- Bdwy develop and encourage new talent.
Don't see it if Show business doesn't interest you. A lot might be over your head if you're not aware of what it means to want to be a part of "theater".
See it if You don't mind watching a somewhat amateurish production that is uneven, but has talented and charming performers.
Don't see it if You expect high production values. Some people in the back of the theater couldn't hear at all, there is no sign in front of the theater.
See it if you live and breathe musical theater, you loved Smash and Angelica Huston, you want to support a work-in-progress
Don't see it if you could care less about musical theater and the actors who aspire to spend their lives performing, you want a fully-developed show
See it if U want to hear some promising songs in a show that, w/a change of cast, could work better. Events of Act ll fall apart & become ridiculous~
Don't see it if Had the cast, save 1 performer, not been utterly forgetable, premise that they keep being unfairly denied their "big break" may have worked~
See it if you want to see a show that has great potential but is not quite there. Second act was much tighter and more entertaining than the first.
Don't see it if you like polished shows or musicals that have big voices.
See it if You are friends with a cast or crew member. You have a passion unquenched for back stage musicals. Shows that are going nowhere are for you.
Don't see it if You want a polished musical with good writing and a believable plot. All that matters to you is to be able to say "well they tried".
See it if you have low expectations for a musical that has an interesting premise but ruined by campy overacting and horrible score
Don't see it if you have anything else to do . . . really, not one genuinely funny line throughout the entire show . . . .
See it if You are a struggling actor in NYC, and want to see a "9 to 5" style comedy about those struggles.
Don't see it if You want good music, you want to see the stage, you want a polished production.
See it if You liked smash and love harmonies. You like Klea Blackhurst who was wonderful! Like small off broadway amateuer productions.
Don't see it if You want a night out seeing a great broadway production. You don't like trivial over the top silliness.
See it if You want to see a musical about the struggles of young actors trying to make it to B'way.
Don't see it if You expect a polished production. This is clichéd and unfunny. Real actors deserve better.
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