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

85%
(49 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (49)

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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.

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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;

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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