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Sing Street

From 143 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing, Great acting

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 (143)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing, Great acting
79
Avg Score

85
Inspiring, Youthful, Romantic, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if Energetic young cast acts, sings & plays their hearts out. Lively rock/pop & sweet ballads. Despite many cliches, I was captivated & moved.

Don't see it if Coming-of-age story with familiar elements: broken home, abusive schoolmaster, boy loves girl, boy starts band, band rebels.

Also The young talent was amazing. Everyone played at least one instrument,... Read more Read less

82
Predictable, Slow, Great music, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if liked the film & 80's Brit-pop, family struggle stories, youthful energy, actors on instruments, choreography as natural to plot, love story

Don't see it if don't like loud rock music played live, predictable plot, typical family saga, to convenient happy endings, limited character development

81
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if Gifted band of musically-inclined actors enjoy themselves breaking free from the establishment, picking up instruments; displaying that joy.

Don't see it if Lite and fun pop musical might woo the girl, but that might not be enough to distract from paper-plot and close-to-type characterisation.

Also The band's name can be found in the title.

86
Fun, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you liked Once.This isn't quite as good,but has same vibe.Super talented cast.

Don't see it if you love Tina Turner type musicals.This is small, draws you in, makes you smile.

75
Slow, Too long, Great singing, Good music

See it if You like early '80s alt-rock. The music is bouncy and catchy, and the singing is great. The actors are fun to watch.

Don't see it if The story is meh. And the show was about 15 minutes too long. The finale seems tagged on to give a solo to the brother of the lead.

69
Quirky, Great staging, Dizzying, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy another teen band movie remake. Some standout performances, most average. Little original music, "ONCE" crew disappoints

Don't see it if Musicals based on teen bands don't suit you.

80
Disappointing, Great musicians, Fun, Entertaining

See it if very entertaining & talented youth band, some touching moments, story of youth in an economically down turned Dublin

Don't see it if expecting "Once" (not as developed); want more character development of the band members (one was beaten but no story behind the others)

Also the cast is so entertaining as a band that loves what it does; their l... Read more Read less

86
Great singing, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to rebel against the man with an endearing bunch of ragtag teenagers using 1980s-style rock music as your weapon. Trust me; you do.

Don't see it if you are an abusive priest at a parochial school who hates independent children, rock music, and being seen as the piece of shit you are.

Also Loved this; GO!

81
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if a small show that's fun. focus on a character and his relationships with family, friends, and a love.

Don't see it if want big and loud. a small show with nice music. may be difficult to find it's audience.

79
Fun

See it if Boy meets manic pixie girl (potentially with real mental health issues?) and starts a band to woe her. Light despite many societal issues.

Don't see it if Dislike Duran Duran. Fluctuating accents annoy you. Could develop characters a lot more or skim down the number of characters.

Also Diversity: several of the non-main characters are mixed / people of co... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Romantic, Overrated, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You like Irish accents in a familiar story of forming a high school band with tones of Duran Duran and some family drama

Don't see it if You expect fully developed characters and memorable tunes

70
Lots of potential, Uneven, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of the movie...you want to see a charming cast in a show that is still finding its feet...

Don't see it if you want a fully developed piece...you want your secondary characters to be fleshed out at all

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Great band, Energetic

See it if You like a love story encased in very enjoyable pop music. The band is excellent & the singing very good.

Don't see it if You are expecting another Once. Not sure about its future on Broadway

84
Quirky, Entertaining

See it if If you like the movie (although lacks much of the charm and can be somewhat incoherent). Talent musicians and some strong vocals.

Don't see it if Not exactly sure why was tapped for Broadway ... hopefully,significant weakness will be worked out. Original songs not memorable.

77
Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of the film and like the music.

Don't see it if you either didn't like the film or want there to be more than the film.

70
Fluffy, Refreshing, Disappointing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You loved Once, Dirty Dancing, and Next to Normal. I was reminded of each of them throughout. Completely enjoyable, yet disappointing.

Don't see it if You want a fully realized show. It’s in there—just not developed yet. Everyone had a “tag”, just not explored. Brother, agoraphobic, etc.

96
Riveting, Romantic, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you want to see an exquisite group of actors/musicians (Actors play instruments!). The story is beautiful, inspiring, and makes feel great.

Don't see it if you do not like coming of age stories or rock musicals.

80
Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the film or have a fondness for family dramas set in the 80s

Don't see it if you are expecting a spectacle; other than the actors playing instruments, there's not much here.

68
Dated, Great singing, Fluffy, Slow, Cliched

See it if you like new wave music and want to hear some good songs (if not a full-fledged musical) in VERY well-trod narrative territory.

Don't see it if You're looking for originality, new ideas, or a book that makes any sense and feels at all realistic (if you haven't see the movie I guess)

85
Refreshing take on teen rebellion, Winning performances, Good music, Delightful

See it if You are hungry for an unglitzy,charming musical love story about wanna-be rockers in 1980's Dublin.

Don't see it if You don't like coming of age stories, 80's rock, or bare-bones producutions.

Also Didn't see the movie, but was won over by this adaptation. Good book. ... Read more Read less

70
Breezy, Quaint, Sweet, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like a light musical with pleasant performances

Don't see it if You want a plot with depth along with strong music

85
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a new musical coming of age in Ireland in the 80s; great performances by appropriately-aged talented actors.

Don't see it if You like to see big Broadway productions; you want something thought-provoking; you want to see 'stars'; or you love jukebox musicals

Also I loved that the actors [young and old] were all of the appropriate ag... Read more Read less

50
Boring, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You LOVE the movie or want to see a couple of good performances in an "under-baked" show that needs a better book.

Don't see it if You want a story that creates characters that you even remotely care about. The best thing about the show was the music at intermission.

Also What a disappointment. This is a perfect example of how hard it is to ... Read more Read less

73
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like 80s New Wave era and an excellent cast who accompany themselves onstage. Young hope is mixed with the trials of Ireland in the 80s.

Don't see it if If you’re looking for a more diverse, dramatic plot. The stakes seemed oddly low. You don’t like the music. Irish accents are hard for you.

Also My overall impression was of how charming it is, and that doesn’t mean... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Great music, Absorbing

See it if Teenage rock musicals

Don't see it if Don’t like 80s new wave music


December 16th, 2019
"New Wave Music as Sweet Deliverance: This tuneful adaptation of John Carney’s movie, about the saving grace of pop music in 1980s Dublin, hasn’t quite found its ideal voice."
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December 16th, 2019
"A New Order for 'Sing Street,' Now Adapted for the Stage"
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December 16th, 2019
"Mirroring the screen-to-stage evolution of John Carney's 'Once,' the Irish filmmaker's semi-autobiographical 2016 comedy about a 1980s Dublin high school pop band gets theatrical treatment."
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December 17th, 2019
"The creators behind the Tony-winning 'Once' return with a charming but unadventurous new musical."
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