In Previews: Opens Oct 23 | Midtown W

Scotland, PA

From 42 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Funny, 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. More…

From the show:

This deliciously dark new musical comedy, based on the cult film (and the bard's Macbeth), springs to life in a sleepy Pennsylvania town (population 1,203—and dropping), where a burger-joint manager and his wife cook up a plan to super-size their lives. As their ambitions grow and the bodies fall, the couple finds out just how far they’ll go for a taste of the oh-so-tempting American dream.

Member Reviews (42)


Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Funny, Great singing
Avg Score

During previews
Well staged, Macbeth 1975, Quirky, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy sm scale musicals. Clever use of Macbeth plot! Music unmemorable. Gd singing/strg cast (but Lady M too gentle). Creative staging.

Don't see it if you need great music. Or efficiency (needs 2-3 songs cut). Sh cut crass words (they detract) Gd sets/costumes (ugly 70s garb). Lots of fun!

During previews
Completely forgettable songs, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a really fun, clever take on Macbeth. Well staged, sung and acted. Great book. Above average sets and costumes.

Don't see it if You want the show to have that extra little something... it’s missing some heart. None of the songs draw you in or will stay with you.

Also This is a nice show. Very entertaining. Easy to watch but I’m afraid i... Read more Read less

During previews
Refreshing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if A clever take on MacBeth with a great cast. Nice to see a strong new work by Adam Gwon. Definitely worth seeing.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if If you want a different take on Macbeth. Nice staging weak songs,however. An enjoyable show

Don't see it if If you need a musical with strong songs to go with a good book.

During previews
Uneven, Indulgent, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if 1st act 90. Bubbly takeoff on Macbeth set in a 1970’s burger joint. Creative script, songs & production make for a fun dark comedy.

Don't see it if 2nd act 70. Predictable and not nearly as funny. Plays out as a cliched morality tale.

During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a clever and funny modern and musical interpretation of MacBeth. Wonderful staging and good music.

Don't see it if you only like a traditional setting of Macbeth or do not like comedy.

Also I did not see the movie that this show is based on so I don't know how... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love a fast-paced musical (loosely based on Macbeth) about a "mean" fast food boss & what happens to him, & the people around him.

Don't see it if You don't like to witness (gruesome) murders. You don't like musicals with original scores & Broadway-caliber singing.

During previews
Macbeth in clever musical send-up

See it if Macbeth set in 1975 Pennsylvania McDonald's -- a clever adaptation. Pleasant pop score sung by talented cast. The witches are stoners!

Don't see it if It's helpful (but not essential) if you know the plot of Macbeth lest some of meaning escapes you. I liked McCartan, Johnson and Umphress.

During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Serviceable score, Well staged, Well sung

See it if a rock version of Macbeth updated to 1975 Pennsylvania is of interest. Talented, hard working cast; some clever touches...

Don't see it if some predictable choices. Starts slowly but picks up in act 2. Score is not bad, but not memorable, but very well performed.

Also Jay Armstrong Johnson is very good & very funny as Banko. Taylor Iman ... Read more Read less

During previews
In very good shape already, A very accomplished and game cast, Lots of fun with some terrifically gruesome touches

See it if You don’t mind when The Bard is reimagined.

Don't see it if You are a purist and like your Shakespeare straight up.

Also It’s times like this when I am in complete awe of the talent we have h... Read more Read less

During previews
Quirky, Great sets, Enthusiastic performances, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a musical combining Macbeth, hamburgers, '70's culture (and great costumes), and Kojack mentions. Some fun ensues.

Don't see it if you're looking for memorable tunes. These are forgettable. The show could be cut, but there is much to like and the cast is winning.

During previews
Funny, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if MacBeth meets Hands on a Hardbody in this very funny dark comedy imagining of MacBeth in a modern burger joint. Ensemble is terrific

Don't see it if Anything with Alysha Humphress is a must see - and she is a great as one of the witches imagined as stoners. It’s light fare

During previews
Oddly paced, Slow, Cliched, Basic

See it if you want to support new, smaller musicals. Or are a huge fan of Jay Armstrong Johnson, who is the most fully realized performance.

Don't see it if you're expecting something new with the MacBeth formula. Or don't like musicals involving murder.

During previews
Great staging, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a very funny musical comedy based loosely on Macbeth. Even though it get very dark at the end - it still remains funny!

Don't see it if you don't want to see Macbeth turned into a funny musical. You are a true purist.

During previews
Silly, Fluffy, Great singing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You like the idea of a musical Macbeth set in a burger joint in a small town in the 70s. Pretty tunes well sung, clever at times, but silly.

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare unbastardized. This takes lots of liberties. Many will find it too silly. I generally did.

During previews
Forgettable, Amusing

See it if you like kitschy musicals.

Don't see it if you're hoping for something profound.

Also this is the kind of show that's best performed by a group of your frie... Read more Read less

During previews
Slow, Dated, Banal

See it if You aren’t expecting much. You won’t be disappointed.

Don't see it if You’re hoping for a funny, tuneful sendup of Macbeth.

Also It’s just not good. Dull, dated and too long.

During previews
Delightful, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a quirky musical that crosses "Macbeth" and "Fargo" into an entertaining production.

Don't see it if you don't like black comedies and/or want a larger-scale musical with big production numbers.

During previews
Mcdonald's, Macbeth

See it if You'd like Macbeth mixed w Ray Kroc, & a schmaltzy unmemorable score, despite outstanding Jay Armstrong Johnson as dumbed down Banko.

Don't see it if Expect a slow 1st act, gruesome murders & comedic musical spin on Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Very bland.

Also This show has its amusing spots, but it is overly loud and the musical... Read more Read less

During previews
Quirky, Raunchy, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like musicals and don’t care how ridiculous they are. May be great for cultists and lovers of blood and gore.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate high school musicals on Broadway. Much too many unnecessary f-bombs and sexual innuendos.

During previews
Great cast, Entertaining, Clever

See it if For the delightful, talented cast. The story was inspired by Macbeth, has a good rock style score. Set in the 70’s, it filled with campy fun

Don't see it if you don’t like dark humor. The show could be trimmed a bit. Be prepared for gunshots.

Also Standout performances by Megan Lawrence, Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jo... Read more Read less

During previews
Refreshing, Intense, Quirky, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoy new musicals, you enjoy dark comedy and you liked the movie.

Don't see it if You prefer your Shakespeare straight up. You don't enjoy a little gore and disturbing situations.

During previews
A mix of scifi and fancy, Some humor, some darkness, Likeable, Simplistic musical related to macbeth, Cute

See it if if you liked Starmites, Be More Chill and other not-so-deep musicals. Based on Macbeth and the creation of McDonald's it should be more fun.

Don't see it if if you want more than just a few good hearty laughs. Not fanciful enough and not insightful enough.

During previews
Under par singing and acting, Smutty language, Derivative music, Amateurish book

See it if you have a desperation to get out of the house and do something and there is nothing else to do.

Don't see it if you expect a professional theatrical experience.

Also What more is there to say? Where was Roundabout's collective minds whe... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a clever rendition of MacBeth. It's a dark comedy musical. Great singing and staging, clever interpretation. Good sets too!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or dark comedies. I mean, it's MacBeth set as a 70's fast food restaurant. I do agree that the music isn't great.

Also The actor who plays Banko steals his scenes he's so good at humor. And... Read more Read less

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