In Previews: Opens Dec 16 | East Village

Sing Street

From 30 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing, Slow

About the show

Based in the indie film, this new musical follows a sixteen-year-old in 1980s Dublin who starts a new wave band to try to escape his troubles and impress a girl. Directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman ("Indecent"). More…

From the show:

Dublin, 1982. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, SING STREET celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music.


Member Reviews (30)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing, Slow
78
Avg Score

During previews
89
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A truly refreshing and sweet show in a season of dark works. Minimal staging works. The performances and musicianship were top notch. Loved!

Don't see it if You don’t like non traditional musicals, ones that are about rock bands, or coming of age stories.

During previews
68
Cliched, Cute, Disappointing, Entertaining, Dated

See it if to see a contrived, feel-good Once/School Of Rock/Billy Eliot mashup (w/80s-inspired music) that's too cute & predictable for its own good.

Don't see it if u hate Duran Duran/love Phil Collins; u want to avoid a simplistic show that's overstuffed w/undeveloped characters & improbable plot points

Also I was not at all familiar with the film on which this musical is based... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Refreshing, Fun, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of the film and/or Britpop & would enjoy a generally lighthearted musical that's entertaining without being twee or generic.

Don't see it if You're looking for the next Once or Billy Elliot. Though this is fun & feels aimed at Broadway, it doesn't yet have enough "oomph".

During previews
85
Great staging. good music. great performers.

See it if You appreciate good new musicals. Very well done.

Don't see it if You only appreciate traditional musicals.

During previews
69
Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You liked Once. Similar, same creative team.

Don't see it if You loved Once ..Music, singing, costumes, staging not as good. Movie was much better. No real set..lots of walking around.

During previews
75
Slow, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie as this musical keeps close to the storyline. Great acting and singing by the lead Brenock O’Connor.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in teen angst. Many storylines unresolved and the script needs to be streamlined.

Also I saw the third preview and it was a fun and enjoyable night. If you a... Read more Read less

During previews
92
Dublin coming-of-age story is a delight from start to finish

See it if you want to say, “Now THAT’S how you turn a movie into a stage musical!”

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, you don't like pop music of the ’80s, or you don’t like stories that focus mainly on young men.

Also More guys in makeup than Kinky Boots! ❤️

During previews
68
Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fairly well-acted teen drama with music that has the potential to evolve into a much stronger production.

Don't see it if you want a fully formed musical. Act 1 has very few songs, and the show as a whole still has a ways to go before it becomes a cohesive show.

During previews
82
Cute, Too long, Delightful, Inspiring, Great music

See it if you're an admirer of the film/soundtrack & want to see these wonderful songs live on stage. There are a couple of new additions too.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of shows about teens, or if you want something that's tight/lean. There are pacing issues. It needs a lot of trimming.

Also The is a very good show with lots of potential, but it's a bit long in... Read more Read less

During previews
86
Great singing, A little crowded with ideas, Great energy, Delightful

See it if 2nd preview so still a work in progress. Lovely story based on sweet movie. Young high energy cast. Great soundtrack. Creative staging

Don't see it if Too many less than fully developed storylines but hoping they will sharpen characters going forward. Great potential

During previews
95
Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like the movie or similar films (Blinded by Light, etc). I'd be surprised if this didn't win a ton of awards and get a broadway xfer

Don't see it if You don't like 80s themed music. You don't like british style theater/cinema. You like big production value and standard musical choreo.

During previews
74
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great music, Diamond in the rough, Sweet

See it if you like teen "coming of age" stories, 80's New Wave music, & seeing the formation of a new show. Adorable boy band with a twist of romance.

Don't see it if you want to see something profound rather than entertaining. Skims over themes of depression and abuse. Needs tightening up before Broadway.

Also I saw this during the 2nd night of previews and it is definitely a wor... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Great sibling relationship, Heartfelt, Delightful, Finding joy in a harsh environment

See it if you love 80s music; I don't but found the love for it in the script and costumes and characters infectious.

Don't see it if looking for a very tight story; it tells lots of stories intersecting without enough time for depth given to any given one. Like High School

During previews
78
Excellent music, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you liked movie & seek pure entertainment. has a lot of potential & can only improve thru previews. may be headed to bdwy. music a +!

Don't see it if you do not like a lot of small storylines; a little all over the place; not true to movie; weak female lead; band actors were ++! well cast

During previews
79
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You like rnr and have a nostalgia of 80

Don't see it if You like a musical with a compacted story

Also It feels like a jukebox musical

During previews
73
Humorous at times, Interesting, Entertaining, Decent ballads

See it if Like stories of young people coming of age & overcoming assorted dilemmas. Some of music stayed in my head, to me marking a decent musical.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals. My hearing woes with dialects often left me lost. No interest in 80's rock. Missed out on $25 previews.

Also Caught second preview when a seat opened up about 2:30 p.m. Was glad m... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you loved "Once" and/or love unsentimental musicals.

Don't see it if you hate young people finding their voice and/or musicals.

Also I generally don't go to musicals because I prefer drama. But I adore g... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Refreshing, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie; want something charming; like actors also playing instruments on stage

Don't see it if Actors smoking bothers you (it doesn't smell great), physical violence/discussion of sexual assault bothers you;if you didn't like the movie

During previews
22
Cliched, Banal, Fluffy, Slow, Overrated

See it if you loved the movie, you're a Duran Duran fan, or you really want to revisit the days when overbearing priests were your biggest obstacle.

Don't see it if you want to see new ideas presented in an interesting/thought-provoking way - this is not that. The best part is the upstage wall visuals.

During previews
90
Refreshing, Resonant, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want a teen show done right. Brilliant singing, an amazing ensemble,

Don't see it if You don’t like coming of age tales, the 80s, the young boy falling for the troubled teen girl trope, multiple plot points that go nowhere.

Also From the inventive opening moment of the show, I knew that I would hav... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Great singing, Charming, Unfinished, Resonant, Slow

See it if you were charmed by the film & the era in which it is set. The main character & his brother are standouts, connecting well with the audience

Don't see it if you want a show to grab you right away. The show needs tightening, and unfortunately the first act needs most of the trimming.

Also This show has lots of potential to really be something special, but it... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious, Three or four plays rolled into one--not a great idea, So much talent, so much potential

See it if you want to see some dynamic & energetic young performers singing & playing their hearts out.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the 80s music scene in dublin.

Also too many mini-stories, very few of them explored in a satisfactory way... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Enchanting, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy energetic young cast and appealing characters; you appreciate a story of the young trying to escape the fate of their parents.

Don't see it if you want a polished story line and tidy ending. you dislike new wave music.

During previews
76
Needs a book and memorable songs.

See it if You like 80's pop and the thought of a bunch of Irish lads starting a band to impress a girl. Lead Brenock O'Connor is wonderful.

Don't see it if You expect a musical with a real book, fleshed out characters or songs and choreography that move you.

During previews
89
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if a delightful musical with a mix of 80s pop songs and original songs. gets you invested into even the more minor characters

Don't see it if there are storylines that seem to build up but then go nowhere. less interested in the romantic plot than the family, band & school dynamics

Also i haven’t seen the film, and my issue with the storylines is understan... Read more Read less


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