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The Real Actors of NYC

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Disappointing
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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?

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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.


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"'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

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Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if A group of gifted younger singers paired with a superb veteran with a great story appeal to you

Don't see it if You want to pay Broadway prices for Broadway musicals only

Absorbing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

Disappointing, Slow, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You like amateurish musicals

Don't see it if You insist on really new theater.

Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

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.

Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

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.

Funny, Raunchy, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if If you want to see something fun and kinda off beat

Don't see it if If you want a commercial musical.

Funny, Indulgent, Amateurish, Terrible music, Can't see stage

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.

Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

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".

Also All the songs sound pretty much alike; but, the cast puts them across ... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

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."

Also Performers sauntered, pranced, pouted, and helped us forget the crazin... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid, Amateurish

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".

Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like hilarious lyrics, great acting, clever staging, sexy scene's. Interesting theme

Don't see it if You don't like vulgarity. You are prudish about sex

Ambitious, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

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~

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Fun, Great singing

See it if A peek behind the scenes into the lives of 3 NYC actors....

Don't see it if You are not willing to give some great off Broadway musicals a chance.

Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining

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.

Disappointing, Cliched, Energetic

See it if you have friends who are budding actors and you want to hear more about their frustrations and ambitions

Don't see it if you expect a well developed plot and good music

Also Based on brief comments abut the show itself, I was routing for succes... Read more Read less

Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

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.

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Love great theater and some amazing music!

Don't see it if You are not a musical theater fan and would rather be watching the World Series of Golf!

Funny, Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky, Cliched

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

Quirky, Cute, Fluffy

See it if you are an aspiring actor and want a couple of laughs and don't mind a fluff piece.

Don't see it if you like broadway musicals.

Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like kitschy slow moving musicals. If you know someone in the show. Have super ears to hear soft voices singing

Don't see it if You don't like high school performances of skit-like themed show

Funny, Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Great harmonie

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.

Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Funny but uneven

See it if You're willing to give unknowns a try, if you can enjoy humor in an uneven production

Don't see it if you need high production values and star power

Also I enjoyed the show even though it was a bit amateur. Some of the actor... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Bad

See it if to experience decent performance by Klea Blackhurst as Mumz.

Don't see it if you don't want to waist your time. On top of bad show, the theatre has poor sight line and in the back it is hard to hear.

Ambitious, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You like over the top HIgh School type musicals with some catchy lyrics, some good acting, and some good singing, Jen great show was poor.

Don't see it if If you want to see a show that ifeels professional and consistent. This show felt like a very inconsistent High School production.

Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if Feel like you're a starving artist

Don't see it if You like whinny stereotypical characters and starving artists annoy you