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.
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.
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
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".
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.
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! ❤️
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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