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From 79 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

About the show

Dream Big Theatrical presents this '30s-set musical about an integrated group of musicians touring the Jim Crow South. More…

Based on real events, 'Sweetee' tells the story of an outcast minister, a young street singer, and a band of orphans in the Depression-era South. As they struggle to make music and find their place in a world amid bigotry and poverty, a tale of spiritual triumph in the face of adversity and racism emerges. Directed by two-time Emmy winner and five-time Tony-nominee Patricia Birch.

Member Reviews (79)


Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

It needs work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See it if you enjoy eating cake batter before it gets the chance to become, with all the all the magical ingredients, it's intended purpose.

Don't see it if you prefer to eat a fully baked cake, icing and all.

Also Like the song from the 1989 Broadway musical City of Angels states, “I... Read more Read less

Slow, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Zzzzz

See it if you want to see people essentially walking in circles.

Don't see it if you need actors to have chemistry or plotting to be original.

Cliched, Excruciating, Slow, Poorly staged, Poorly acted

See it if You like small original musicals that try their hardest.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals about "good singers" to actually include good singers. You want something original or entertaining or thought-provoking.

Also This is truly a clunker of a musical if I've ever seen one. The songs ... Read more Read less

Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you like work in-progress and mediocre stuff.

Don't see it if like quality material and quality songs. I just don't get this one. I understand the story, but the overall quality is seriously lacking.

June 1st, 2017
"This mounting is pretty obviously a workshop more than anything else...Still, there's a lot to cherish in this piece, which still needs work but is on the right track...The first act is a simultaneous mix of too much and too little expository information...But once Cat Jones comes on stage, the ...
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June 2nd, 2017
"A promissory note for a show not yet fully conceived...The characters are little more than attitudes in period clothing. The songs are like placeholders...And the book consists of a series of big moments lacking the connective tissue that would string them together into a meaningful narrative. F...
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June 1st, 2017
"Certainly, there is potential for a compelling work within this outline. But sadly 'Sweetee' is altogether sketchy as the story plays out through a series of short, poorly connected scenes...Of the cast, Jelani Alladin is the standout, while Jordan Tyson shows she is likely to evolve into an exc...
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June 10th, 2017
“There is nothing very wrong with Gail Kriegel's new musical, ‘Sweetee,’ other than that it seems very familiar and derivative. An on-the-road story set in the racially divided Deep South 1936-1942 and ultimately ending up in New York, it resembles the social commentary Warner Brothers films of t...
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