The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
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The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking NYC Reviews and Tickets

(155 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Delightful

About the Show

An immersive, musical comedy detailing the history of alcohol while serving you cocktails.

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Member Reviews (155)

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75 Reviews | 38 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Youre into trivia

Don't see it if Youre an alcoholic

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

146 Reviews | 33 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy a lighthearted good time in a speakeasy learning interesting facts on drinking. You enjoy alcoholic beverages -they pour 3 for you

Don't see it if You don't like speakeasy experience

470 Reviews | 112 Followers

See it if You'll enjoy the history of alcohol while having 3 alcoholic beverages and a big container of popcorn all included in the ticket price.

Don't see it if You don't drink alcohol.

51 Reviews | 22 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Surprisingly enjoyable and educational

See it if You enjoy "drinking" and enjoy being with a young crowd...definitely different and definitely worth the time and the $ beyond creative

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy a good drink and a good laugh...

64 Reviews | 10 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy drinking while you're on watching a show and being surprised by the singing abilities of the actors

Don't see it if You don't like shandy, old fashioned, and/or gin and tonic, and learning the history behind what you're drinking.

150 Reviews | 23 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want a different kind of night out and love history as much as you love learning about mixed drinks.

Don't see it if You want a musical, hate drinking or hate history.

119 Reviews | 21 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love history, science, and curious about the background of alcohol.

Don't see it if You don't want to be around anything that has to do with alcohol.

Critic Reviews (18)

Theater In The Now
November 9th, 2016

"'The Imbible' is more than just drunk theater. It's educational theater at its finest...It's simultaneously entertaining and educational...As a writer, Caporale brings a plethora of passion and knowledge into his production, bringing the audience on a ride like no other. But the piece occasionally gets bogged down by being a few steps ahead of the slightly tipsy crowd. Though, those who are enthralled by that fact will certainly get what they came for."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
April 25th, 2017

“Filled with fun facts, a cappella songs, lots of laughs, and three complimentary thematically related drinks. And then lots more laughs…The wildly entertaining and affable Caporale leads us on a 10,000-year international journey…Equal parts smart and silly…From the drunkenness of Noah to the repeal of Prohibition, Caporale informs and charms with his comfortable direct-address style, formidable expertise, and inventive storytelling through words, imagery, and song.”
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Act Three - The Reviews
June 23rd, 2016

"Written by and starting in this gem is bartender Caporale. One can sense his love of the craft from the very beginning...His history and chemistry lesson spans the centuries highlighting the ups and downs and origins of our favorite libation...Infused with barbershop quartet melodies and zippy little ditties about the subject matter, this show can't fail to entertain...If you're interested in booze and like to be served drinks during a show, take in an evening with the delightful cast."
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The New Criterion
September 1st, 2015

"In a zippy and informative 100 minutes or so, Caporale and Co. explain how primitive man must have stumbled across beer and how this must have made the Neolithic dance floor a sprightlier place...The quartet rework traditional melodies with larkish alcohol-related lyrics, act out skits, and somehow deliver at relevant points a shandy, a gin and tonic, and an Old Fashioned...'The Imbible' is chatty and loose, full of silly campus-comedy touches."
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August 29th, 2015

"'The Imbible' is a fantastic Off Broadway show which fast tracks through the ages of man, namely ten thousand years of; exploration, discovery and survival...Caporale's performance is the most dynamic history class you will take, be sure to pay attention as audience participate is encouraged, especially as you get in spirit."
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April 17th, 2015

"The multi-tasking performers sang the first song while handing out trays of beer to every person watching. I was honestly amazed. I have a hard time doing each of those things individually, I highly doubt I would be capable of combining them, but there they were, doing it with what appeared to be ease and enjoyment. Each performer was both entertaining and impressive...'The Imbible' was the perfect concoction of entertainment, education, and booze."
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Drink Me Mag
July 17th, 2016

“May be just about the best deal in New York City...Captivates audiences with an engagingly immersive theatre experience...Creator and star Anthony Caporale takes over twenty years bartending experience to his role...and it’s clear from his enthralling performance and comprehensive knowledge of all things alcohol that Caporale’s insider scoop is advantageous. Multi-talented soprano, director, and co-producer Nicole DiMattei shines just as brightly as Caporale.”
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Geeks of Doom
February 27th, 2017

"The drinks are delicious, and the show is wildly entertaining, thus making the 'The Imbible‘s' value much higher than your average night at a city bar...There is an authenticity to Caporale and his crew that is truly genuine and makes the show even better...Great stories, tremendous entertainment, laugh-out-loud comedy, and delicious drinks, 'The Imbible' is a can’t-miss show for funseekers in NYC."
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