Scotland, PA
Closed 2h 30m
Scotland, PA

Scotland, PA NYC Reviews and Tickets

(318 Reviews)
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great singing

About the Show

This deliciously dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's "Macbeth"), tells the story of a burger-joint manager and his wife, who cook up a plan to super-size their lives.

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Member Reviews (318)

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77 Reviews | 37 Followers
Clever, Funny, Epic, Great acting

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53 Reviews | 6 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if good music funny good story

Don't see it if you dont like musicals

85 Reviews | 7 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you would like to watch something new

Don't see it if no reason

53 Reviews | 18 Followers
Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You love Shakespeare parodies, dark comedy, and great music

Don't see it if You want a huge show or you don't enjoy sarcasm.

52 Reviews | 14 Followers
Absorbing, Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like reimagined Shakespearean works. Off beat humour. Actors clearly enjoying the script, their charactors and their company. 😊

Don't see it if You're close minded to experimental developing theater. Don't like reimagined established Bard works. You are not into dark musicals. Read more

112 Reviews | 10 Followers
Riveting, Quirky, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love quirky musicals about ambition, greed and fast food! The cast is wonderful and the songs are smart, witty and performed beautifully

Don't see it if you can't stomach dark comedies with some graphically violent content depicting murders and self mutilation.

203 Reviews | 49 Followers
Witty, Intelligent, Quirky, Clever, Funny

See it if you would like to see a new musical grounded in Macbeth and the fast food industry. A catchy tuner with some laugh out loud moments.

Don't see it if you dislike simulated violence and drug references. You are a purist fan of the movie or just don't like musicals in general. Read more

139 Reviews | 24 Followers
Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You want to see a fresh musical take on Macbeth. The story, actors and songs are all great fun. The show moves along quickly.

Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespearean tragedy modernized or turned into musical comedy.

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
October 23rd, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "Double, Double, Burger and Trouble in ‘Scotland, PA’: When 'Macbeth' meets McDonald’s, a meaty new musical is born."
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Time Out New York
October 23rd, 2019

3/5 Stars "Gwon and Mitnick don't seem attuned to how greed and comeuppance hang differently on disaffected working-class schmoes than on restless lords and ladies. Set in 1975, like Billy Morrissette's 2001 movie, the musical feels less nostalgic than simply out of touch."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 23rd, 2019

"Fire Burn and Fryolator Bubble: 'Scotland, PA,' Is a McNugget-Size Macbeth"
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 23rd, 2019

"This world-premiere musical, directed by Lonny Price and featuring a score by 'Ordinary Days' composer Adam Gwon, is adapted from the darkly comic 2001 indie film of the same name, inspired by 'Macbeth.'"
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October 23rd, 2019

"This world-premiere musical, directed by Lonny Price and featuring a score by 'Ordinary Days' composer Adam Gwon, is adapted from the darkly comic 2001 indie film of the same name, inspired by 'Macbeth.'"
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Lighting & Sound America
October 23rd, 2019

"'Scotland, PA,' often seems to have been assembled from a how-to-write-a-musical guidebook, with directions about where to insert the "I want" song and how to bring down the curtain on Act I. It has everything but inspiration and a point of view."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 23rd, 2019

"'Scotland, PA' is ragged around the edges, marred by character motivations that don't always make sense and changes of tone we haven't been adequately primed for...But how many literate, funny musical comedies are out there right now? And have you seen what's coming in? We'll take this."
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New York Stage Review
October 23rd, 2019

2/5 Stars "The problem the musical presents: the strong resemblance between it and the much superior 'Little Shop of Horrors,' which, by dizzy coincidence, is running in a picture-perfect revival only a few blocks west."
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