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The Green Room

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

About the show

This new musical takes a look at the lives of four best friends in a college theater department who dream of making it in New York. More…

From the show:

Not since A Chorus Line and The Phantom of the Opera has there been such a rousing musical that tells the backstage story of the actors and their career aspirations in theater. Harkening to Sondheim's cult classic and oft-analyzed Merrily We Roll Along, THE GREEN ROOM takes us to a college theatre green room where a group of friends dream of being NOT on Broadway but Off-Broadway! We hitch a ride onto the journey of a group of four best friends in college who dream of making it in New York. John, Cliff, Anna and Divonne live out complicated lives in their college theatre department. A dream in their hand, a life to be led, what will happen to these four when life finds them in The Green Room.

Member Reviews (6)


Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent
Avg Score

Promising?, Underdeveloped, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if you want to see a collection of okay songs performed by very earnest (and fairly talented) young actors.

Don't see it if you want a book that makes sense at all. The plot had more holes in it than a whorehouse. And most of the jokes were worse than that.

Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you relate to young aspiring actors

Don't see it if you are expecting a mature show with depth

Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if You want to support young actors, enjoy an intimate setting, and are no expecting a full, massive production.

Don't see it if You only want broadway caliber stuff; Sami Staitman has a bright future, and Eli LaCroix had his moments, but the show itself was subpar.

Shallow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you know a cast member and you want to be supportive. in this day and age there is no reason for a show this superficial

Don't see it if you don't like small run down theaters, bad acoustics, and bad writng

Entertaining, Cliched, Clever

See it if I like the small shows that really try. Every show starts somewhere so give this cute show a break! The acting is wonderful

Don't see it if You want big broadway. The music would be better performed with a 3 piece band... singing was great dates script but the actors worked hard

Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like musical theater, shows about finding your way through college, high energy, talented​ performances, great writing, great directing

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, you don't like independent, original theater, you want something super serious

Also This original show had me smiling from beginning to end, sprinkled wit... Read more Read less

October 10th, 2019
I'll say this for 'The Green Room': There isn't a single moment that appears to have any connection with real life; that's something you don't see every day
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October 3rd, 2019
"These four characters are, unfortunately, not interesting enough to fill a 90-minute musical, especially one that covers territory better served by other shows like 'A Chorus Line,' 'Fame 'and 'Merrily We Roll Along,' all superior to the earnest, but predictable 'Green Room.'"
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September 27th, 2019
"Cheesily produced, cliché-riddled, creakily written, and cartoonishly performed…While…Pelletier's mostly generic score, with acknowledged nods to…Sondheim and…Larson, is the show's most promising element, this cast-okay when singing harmony-lacks the chops to do the tougher ones much justice."
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