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Tararaboom: A Three Sisters Mish-Mash

From 2 critic and 5 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Great singing

About the show

An exploration of what makes life absurdly serious and seriously absurd, this new work uses Chekhov’s text along with original scenes, music, and movement to explore the timeless themes of the classic play. More…

After the death of their father, three sisters long to return to a time and place that exists only in their memory. Their world is populated with living ghosts and broken clocks, and love isn’t quite strong enough to save them. But what difference does it make? Nothing even matters, anyway...



80
Manhattan Digest

“Fun and innovative...Maintains the plot and integrity of Chekhov’s original writing while adding pantomime, comedy, and original music...The entire cast...Brings a vivacious energy to the piece while simultaneously warning us against the dangers of complacency...Those who are still mourning the premature death of ‘The Great Comet’ would be wise to trek downtown...Though not nearly as large in scope, ‘Tararaboom’ brings a similar immersive quality and vibe." Full Review

75
Arts Independent

“An innovative meme-ification of the modern classic...The play still tells the story of the Prozorov sisters...But ‘TaRaRaBOOM’ adds energy and dark humor to Chekhov’s tragicomedy...The best performances are the ones that capture the distinctive voices of Chekhov’s characters...The production would benefit from some fine-tuning...Despite the liberties taken and the helium injected into the play, ‘TaRaRaBOOM’ still manages to arrive at Chekhov’s heartbreaking ending.” Full Review


91
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Chekhov updated and made accessible, with experimental theater and diverse casting that creates a complete artistic vision.

Don't see it if You really don’t like Chekhov or prefer a more classical rendition of his works.

79
Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you would enjoy a new take on the Chekov classic with a very talented, young cast who act and sing well, using a creative set and the walls.

Don't see it if you want a straight play-this is a comedic take on the play, with good, new music and some zaniness, including all playing the 9th character

75
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy contemporary/musical treatments of classic texts. You want to see a show with lots of inventive direction.

Don't see it if You are looking for a production of Three Sisters that is a straightforward telling of the story.

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75
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Chekov’s Three Sisters and want to see it from a new perspective.

Don't see it if If you are a traditionalist and want your Chekhov as he wrote it.

65
Funny, Clever, Slow

See it if you're interested in a new take on a classic Chekhov, with music and movement

Don't see it if you're not interested in the Three Sisters story.


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