Obie-winning South African performer Thuli Dumakude (a longtime Rafiki in Broadway's 'The Lion King') leads an international ensemble of female singers in this multicultural holiday celebration. More…
'Sing!' combines traditional American holiday music with the joyous songs and dances of a South African township Christmas celebration. Songs are performed in English and Zulu, and accompanied by a live band.
"So musically thrilling that if you don’t feel uplifted and ready for the holiday season, you seriously have a heart two sizes too small…Dumakude’s powerful vocals are sensational and through the roof….I actually wish there had been more of a book because I was riveted…The music permeates your soul and will have you in your chair dancing. I found I could not keep from moving as the beats are so infectious...Here are the sounds of a nation bringing forth its soul." Full Review
"A wide range of music from the South African songbook performed with gusto and positivity…An emotional and uplifting production that will have you clapping, cheering, and ululating throughout…It’s a non-stop journey through the sounds of a country brimming with story…It is packed full of effervescent happiness, as well as touching reflection. It’s a gift from one country to another…I promise you it will get under your skin, pulse in your veins, and stir your dancing feet." Full Review
"A heartwarming night of music that engages both the soul and mind…All six individuals in this ensemble piece create a truly unique holiday experience that is joyous, touching, and even educational…This is by no means a splashy spectacle, but it is not intended to be. With this group, raw energy and talent is more than enough...Regardless of your religious beliefs or non-beliefs, you’ll be hard-pressed not to leave 'Sing!' without a spirit of joy and gratitude." Full Review
"An infectious blend of South African and American holiday tunes…Dumakude is a warm and commanding host, easy to be heard and felt as she kindly shares her love of country and natural skill for entertaining…Even if she weren’t a virtuosic performer, the sheer energy and determination to bring happiness to her adoring audience would shine through. As such, she sings richly and effortlessly, showcasing a beautifully seasoned performance style. " Full Review
"Everyone stood to their feet laughing, dancing and singing throughout the musical. The electricity was contagious and the feeling was shared by everyone...The most moving part of the evening is when Thuli sings a tribute to Nelson Mandela...The audience couldn’t do anything but simply sit in awe of her voice...If you are looking to expand upon your usual 'getting into the holiday season' rituals, then I recommend 'Sing!'" Full Review
See it if See it for the pure joy you will get in glistening to this group. They will transport you to a whole new level of delight.
Don't see it if See it!!! You won't be sorry. I cannot imagine anyone not being delighted and moved by the singers.
See it if you want to be lifted out of your seat by powerful singing and master musicians
Don't see it if if you don't like some audience participation, expect something totally scripted, or don't appreciate music from other cultures.
See it if You want to really 'have some fun!', as she says in the show. If you want something outside the box for the holidays, this is for you.
Don't see it if Take a chance! Just go!!
See it if ...you like world music, appreciate timeless folksongs, enjoy audience participation, like your heart warmed by universal human experiences.
Don't see it if ...you expect dialog, fancy costumes, staging or musical arrangements, name stars.
See it if Like Wonderful African singing, and audience participation. Learning about a new culture. Excellent singing voices, by the 3 women. Fun
Don't see it if Don't like the African dialect, a lot of different instruments, being played, bt 2 people.
See it if you want to smile from ear to ear for 90 minutes; you want to see performers enjoying themselves and you want to escape the season doldrums
Don't see it if If you are looking for a play, this is more of a concert; you do not want to have fun or sing Xmas songs along with the performers;
See it if Catchy upbeat music by 4 singers, a drummer, and an instrumentalist, interspersed with interesting South African cultural stories.
Don't see it if You are looking for an overall dramatic narrative.
See it if you enjoy South African music in a casual intimate format with fun audience participation.
Don't see it if you're expecting traditional holiday music or a polished performance.
See it if you like audience interaction and you'd like to see a holiday concert that combines Western and African musical traditions.
Don't see it if audience interaction makes you uncomfortable, you don't like sing alongs, and you need a story.
See it if You want to be blown away. You want to enjoy some great singing and dancing. You want to hear a great story of South African Celebration.
Don't see it if You don't want to hear a concert with great singing and dancing. You do not want to smile and enjoy yourself. You do not want to celebrate.
See it if you are enchanted by authentic S. African song/dance, enthusiastically and masterfully executed. Pure joy for the holidays. Cure for malease
Don't see it if you do not enjoy African music or dance or are racist or America-centric.
See it if you like South African music, you want to hear brilliant singers, you want to kick off the Christmas season in a unique way, enjoy concerts.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy mini-concerts, you can't appreciate different cultures, are looking for a traditional musical,you don't like being enchanted
See it if If you can let the great harmony and infectious beat of South African singing sweep you into a joyous celebration. The audience LOVED it!
Don't see it if You're a Fox News type who simply must have a white Santa or it's not a real Christmas. Stay home and sulk.
See it if If you want to see a great musical concert. That take a different spin on the holiday season.
Don't see it if If you are not willing to listen to the spirit of songs.Most of the songs are not in English.
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