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Revelation: The Musical

From 57 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

About the show

This visually-driven, fast-paced musical follows a group of rebel artists as they create an underground theatrical experience during the apocalypse, breathing life into John the Apostle's cryptic final writings.

2h 0m | Already closed | Players Theatre (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (57)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever
80
Avg Score

72
Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if you would like to see a lot of talent on a small stage with great voices, well choreographed and with inventive costumes and props.

Don't see it if 12 voices singing some difficult songs don't allow for clarity of words, sound & light issues distract or you do not like being preached to.

74
Very ambitious, Great choral singing, Oratorio-like, Bucket percussion, Improvised costumes and set

See it if Ancient text of Revelation enacted, recited, and sung; complete with seals, horsemen, trumpets, angels, bowls, plagues & finally redemption.

Don't see it if If you don’t find religion-based shows tolerable. Small venue, crowded stage, over-filled with energetic acting troupe.

69
Disappointing, Entertaining, Incredible choreography, great score, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see the most exciting camp meeting/rival ever staged

Don't see it if you think the Book of Revelations is an abomination

Also The lower score is because the production failed to hire a Sound Desig... Read more Read less

35
Overrated, Great singing, Banal, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want to hear THE BOOK OF REVELATION word for word with choreography and flashing lights.

Don't see it if You can't sit through an opaque rendering of a confusing oratory.

Also Singing is pretty good. Staging ok.

67
Quirky, Intense, Dizzying, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Revelation verbatim. In song and in stomp warehouse style. I liked the troupe and the visuals. The play ran a bit long.

Don't see it if You don’t like religious plays. This was quoted straight from the Bible

78
Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great use of props, staging, musical and rhythmic variety add interest into symbolic storytelling. Engaging creatively

Don't see it if An easy-to-understand plot is essential to your enjoyment of a show - this is complex and heavily symbolic but it moves along rapidly

73
Great singing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you wish to hear the book of revelations performed in modern musical style with some excellent singing and at time good melodies.

Don't see it if if you mind at times difficult wording and confusing (its revelations) events. At times I could not hear what was being said.

Also The play's book is the NIV version of Revelations in full set to music... Read more Read less

87
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Want to see completely unusual show where actors have good, very good and beautiful voices. Interesting usage of recycling materials.

Don't see it if Partial A cappella singing is not what you like. Some songs were hard to understand (sound engineer's problem?). Dislike multicultural cast

80
If you can keep the religiosity at arms length, the energy, expressivity and generally great performing make this a worthwhile theatrical experience., Clever, Great staging, Great singing

See it if ingenious theatricality, great singing and inventive staging appeal to you

Don't see it if you can't put aside the goofy religiosity of the text

Also This show offers some insight into the power of religious texts in spi... Read more Read less

73
Talented cast, Absorbing choreography, Great acting, Great singing, Creative costumes

See it if you want to see a very talented cast presenting verbatim the Book of Revelation with creativity, great music, and absorbing choreography.

Don't see it if you're not into the Book of Revelation, a cryptic text that has a wide range of interpretations. Lyrics are hard to understand at times.

Also I must preface my review by saying that the Book of Revelation is NOT ... Read more Read less

80
Great staging/singing/choreography of the book of revelations. every word of it!

See it if you can enjoy the brilliantly inventive movement of the troupe and the songfest that accompanies recital of a bizarre and often boring text.

Don't see it if you will be put off by the reciting of Book of Revelations so staging and singing won't overcome madcap prodigiousness of John's vision.

86
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Great singing and original and wonderful staging with great costume creations and choreography.

Don't see it if If you don't like biblical works or larger casts and scripts that are not clearly defined.

85
Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy musicals

Don't see it if you dont like stories about the old testament and the book of john

93
Refreshing, Profound, Masterful, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like outstanding music and choreography. Truly exceptional.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward plot. Word for word revelation is not that.

75
Quirky, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you'd enjoy a setting of the Revelations text to some great music, with a lot of rhythmic choreography, sort of of like Godspell.

Don't see it if you need a clear plot or distillation of a heavily symbolic text. Some sound balance issues at times as well.

Also I felt like the performance hit its stride about a third of the way th... Read more Read less

79
Musical, Great troupe working together, Clever, Brilliant choreography/staging, Creative

See it if Amazing new young talent, brilliant staging, creative recycled costumes & props, out of the box musical

Don't see it if A thought provoking bible story, A lot going on stage at once. The show Rent type staging

Also Some songs were difficult to understand, lots of fast lyrics. Show Nee... Read more Read less

65
Edgy, Great singing, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if If you like great singing

Don't see it if you don't like a confusing plot and storyline

Also One of the first things they mentioned prior to the show starting was ... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like untraditional musicals, enthusiastic actors with nice voices, and creative staging

Don't see it if You like musicals with a clearcut and comprehensible (if you're not very familiar with the Book of Revelations) plot and/or songs

80
Resonant, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, Clever

See it if you are a big fan of Godspell, of ensemble pieces, and incredibly creative staging.

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the Bible and it's texts. It could be difficult to follow if you're unfamiliar with it.

80
Thought-provoking, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great singing, creative costumes and props and really good musicians. Interesting visual interpretation of the book of revelation

Don't see it if You don't like thinking "out of the box" productions. It's helpful if you have some familiarity with the book of revelation.

Also I found the first half to better than the second half, but that's prob... Read more Read less

40
Overrated, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You’re a mindless Christian who is impressed easily by simple recitation of biblical text and loves a good “hallelujah” moment.

Don't see it if Christianity is a trigger for you. White men with dreadlocks trigger you. You like godspell and are expecting something similar.

Also This show is a verbatim musical of the Book of Revelations. And that’s... Read more Read less

97
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love great ensemble singing and inventive staging. Very much an apocalyptic Godspell, if you enjoyed Godspell.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical theatre experience. This show has non-linear storytelling, but you are carried through on the music.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You’re up for an imaginative, thought provoking, intriguing night of musical theatre

Don't see it if You’re looking for an explanation of the book of Revelation. That’s not what they were going for. :)

100
Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want something that breaks out of the tired mold while retaining a high production and entertainment value.

Don't see it if You aren't adventurous and open minded.

90
Great staging, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to feel moved by the text and performance. Revelation is a difficult text that becomes more clear through this production.

Don't see it if You are just looking for pure entertainment. This show has so much power in the words being sung and spoken.


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