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Temple of the Souls (NYMF)

From 6 critic and 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.



95
Carole Di Tosti

"'Temple of The Souls' is absolutely smashing. I don’t want to even consider that this production may not not continue to garner a wide audience. It is superb. The stirring, enlightened book and entrancing, vibrant and hypnotic score warrants support beyond its New York City run...From moment to moment we are enthralled with the acting and voices of the fine ensemble, the gorgeous music, the theatrical spectacle and the intensity of the story." Full Review

70
BlogCritics.org

"The story flutters nervously along two parallel tracks, one of direct impact, reflecting the real butchery and horror of the conquest, the other of semi-cartoonish family fare...Underneath the show’s romantic-tragedy clichés courses a raw story of love, racism, and ethnic cleansing. If you can swallow the former, you’ll find it’s worth this plunge into the dark rain forest of colonial history. And you’ll likely leave with more than one of its catchy melodies in your head." Full Review


80
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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79
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.

78
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.

100
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!!

100
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!

100
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.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

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

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

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you want something NEW, refreshing and FACTUAL

Don't see it if YOU LACK TASTE

100
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!

100
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

100
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

100
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.

100
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

100
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.

100
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

94
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

91
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!


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