Sing! A South African and American Musical Holiday Celebration
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Sing! A South African and American Musical Holiday Celebration
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Sing! A South African and American Musical Holiday Celebration NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(49 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
2%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Enchanting

About the Show

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (49)

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290 Reviews | 92 Followers
100
Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Want an uplifting amazing night of theatre. I even sang when Santa Claus is coming to town into the mic. That's how inspiring this is. Sing

Don't see it if See it.

216 Reviews | 58 Followers
95
Great singing, Masterful musicians, Delightful, Uplifting

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. Read more

60 Reviews | 34 Followers
92
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

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!!

50 Reviews | 10 Followers
89
Jubilant, warm, Familly-friendly

See it if you want a concert with bits of storytelling, rather than an actual play or musical. There's not much of a fourth wall here, either.

Don't see it if You prefer conventional theatre.

110 Reviews | 16 Followers
88
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

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.

635 Reviews | 153 Followers
88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Involving, Joyous

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;

785 Reviews | 249 Followers
85
Delightful, Refreshing, Cultural, Uplifting, Harmonious

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.

291 Reviews | 716 Followers
85
Joyous, Inspiring, Great singing, Small ensemble - big impact

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. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

Theater Pizzazz
December 7th, 2016

"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. "
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Times Square Chronicles
December 7th, 2016

"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."
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Manhattan Digest
December 14th, 2016

"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."
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NY Theatre Guide
December 5th, 2016

"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."
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Z
December 7th, 2016

"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!'"
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