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Temple of the Souls (NYMF)

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: An award-winning contemporary pop musical of secrets, lies, and forbidden love.  More…

Two worlds collide in this mythical tale when Amada, the beautiful daughter of a Conquistador, and Guario, a young Taíno, meet in the magical rain forest of Puerto Rico. To escape the intolerant world below, our young lovers run away to the Temple of the Souls where nightmares and dreams come true. An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project.

Member Reviews (21)


Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining
Avg Score

Ambitious, Slow, Well intentioned, Bilingual

See it if You want to learn something about the culture and anthropology of Puerto Rico

Don't see it if You want a polished musical with no inconsistent moments (but the is a work in progress )

Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You like great singing in a romantic old fashioned love story.

Don't see it if You don't like musical dramas with romantic stories.

Romantic, Slow, Ambitious, Dated, Nice performances

See it if you like folk tales, some charismatic leading actors, sometimes tuneful songs, and an engaging storyline, needing work and editing.

Don't see it if you like fresh stories and ideas.

Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You like a Romeo and Juliet musical - this time placed in Puerto Rico with the Spaniards and the native Tiano.

Don't see it if If you wanted something less predictable.

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Enchanting, Great singing, Intense

See it if You like something escapist, romantic, epic with beautiful singing. It was engaging, magical and the leads sang/acted wonderfully.

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon, are not romantic. Don't like romantic ballads. Don't like Hispanic people, are racist.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Well designed, Well performed

See it if You like to get a LOT of songs for your $ (23!) You're a fan of Lauren Velez. You want to see a large cast of v talented Latinx performers.

Don't see it if You think 2 hours w/o intermission is too much. You want a story focused on the Taino. You lack patience w cliched epic romances.

Masterful, Resonant, Epic, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if You want to learn about the history of Puerto Rico and be taken on a soulful journey into the history of the Americas

Don't see it if I have nothing on this.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It was spectacular, the staging the music the acting. From start to finish. We loved it.

Don't see it if you don't like a greatly stage musical. because it is.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Romantic, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you love humanity, great theatre, music, talented actors, and drama

Don't see it if you have no heart

Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love a great story and stirring music

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

Great singing, Romantic, Great acting, Enchanting, Must see

See it if Loved it! Great performance! Talented group of actors. Awesome ensemble

Don't see it if You don't want to have a good time

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Romantic

See it if you believe that love can surpass all odds

Don't see it if If you hate love stories!

Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Romantic, Must see

See it if You love a beautiful love story, fresh talent, riveting drama, and an incredible musical score and performance. Temple of the Souls!

Don't see it if You must see it!!

Masterful, Great singing, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love romance, beautiful songs, a wonderful and talented cast. The history of Taino's will teach us a thing or two about humanity.

Don't see it if (nothing to say here) GO SEE IT!

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if This show is for all ages. Children and adults will love this show.

Don't see it if Everyone can see this show it is for all ages.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to be taken away!!!

Don't see it if You have no reason not to!

Absorbing, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you want something NEW, refreshing and FACTUAL

Don't see it if YOU LACK TASTE

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Must see, Relevant

See it if marvelous history and human lesson - can teach a lot to the new generations about past mistakes

Don't see it if you have to see it!

Enchanting, Romantic, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You want to fall in love with the history of this amazing paradise and the people in it!!!

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

Slightly racist, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you want to pretend that you have appreciation for Puerto Rican culture. Enjoy cliche love stories ripped right off Aida.

Don't see it if You are Puerto Rican You have any ties to Native culture. Want something that deviates from a typical love story

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy riveting stories with amazing musical scores and performances

Don't see it if You're looking for comedy

July 21st, 2017
"Formula wars with ingenuity for the soul of this show. In one camp are the banal love plot and trite lyrics...Opposing such platitudes are the musical's choreography and percussive music, which couple thrillingly...The acting too is divided between melodrama and nuance...Perhaps there's ultimate...
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July 23rd, 2017
"The fictitious love story and entangled subplots lack unpredictable ingenuity...A laborious book with little credibility and mundane characters...Conventional lyrics that are lackluster and neither subtle nor cunning. Music is pedestrian but fairs much better when serving the Taino tribal dancin...
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July 22nd, 2017
"Everything about the opening number is promising...Little in the nearly two hours that follow the opening number quite matches it. The largely predictable story of Amada and Guario is dramatized without much nuance and performed mostly with the kind of exaggerated clarity normally reserved for c...
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July 24th, 2017
"A not so engaging musical, though it has potential...Lorraine Velez has a sensuality to her and she lures you to watch her. Noellia Hernandez and Andres Quintero are perfectly Disney-esqe. Jacob Gutierrez steals the show every time he is allowed."
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