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The 800th Annual Salvation Swing-Off (FringeNYC)

From 23 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Original

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: To break up the monotony in Purgatory’s laundromat, souls rival for immediate rapture: in a good, old-fashioned dance-a-thon. Swing and red tape, plus the proverbial deal with a not-so proverbial Devil? All in an eternity's work. More…

Categories: Comedy, Dance / Physical Theatre, National. From Broom Street Theater. Written by Malissa Petterson. Directed by Malissa Petterson. Choreographed by Malissa Petterson.

Member Reviews (23)


Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Original

Excruciating, Insipid, Great writing, Disappointing, Cringeworthy

See it if you like bad acting. Great writing/ideas, terribly done. Only 1 good actress. Difficult to watch. Maybe see if you like scantily clad girls.

Don't see it if you expect real swing dancing or you don't like cursing (it's overdone for no good reason). Seriously, the dancing is bad.

Confusing, Excruciating

See it if I would not recommend you see this show, but the actress who played the virtues was fun, and the approach to catholic dogma was unique.

Don't see it if you want to see a show which is particularly tight or well acted; if you dislike swearing; or you expect to see lots of dance

August 17th, 2016
"I wish I could have seen Malissa Petterson’s 'The 800th Annual Salvation Swing-Off' in a more intimate space. Revolving around a dance contest in purgatory, it felt dwarfed and distant, with a large offstage fan drowning out much of the dialogue. Kudos, though, to Stacey Garbarski for her hilari...
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August 17th, 2016
"As much farce as it is melodrama. The clear stand-out in this ensemble is Garbarski, who plays an endless collection of secretaries...The Virtues and Garbarski’s dexterity offer a much-needed familiarity against a series of plots and schemes that can be difficult to follow...Petterson’s script v...
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August 19th, 2016
"Where the production falls down is in chemistry–the cast often lacks the level of sass to convincingly carry off the saucy dialogue and erotic situations presented–and dancing. For a show centered around a dance contest, the movement of the actors was passable at best…If Petterson ever decided t...
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January 13th, 2016
for a previous production "Petterson's show is littered with intriguing characters…What makes this show stick is its ability to expel laughter that later leads to profound realization...Amusing quips from Lucy herself remind audiences of the delicate balance between right and wrong...While an audience member of the Cathol...
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