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

80%
(152 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Intelligent

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (152)

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567 Reviews | 146 Followers
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Delightful

See it if you like yo imbibe three drinks in 95 minutes: A shandy, and old fashioned, and a gin and tonic. Pay attention, because there's a quiz.

Don't see it if if you do not drink or care about any form of alcohol. The upscale theatre bar might change your mind.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
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Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Quirky, Funny

See it if You want fun facts about the history of alcohol in a relaxed setting with 3 included drinks.

Don't see it if You want traditional theatre with a plot & character development. You're not OK with having drinks served during the show. Read more

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
91
Entertaining

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.

384 Reviews | 54 Followers
86
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Educational, Unique

See it if you are looking for a show that is fun, unpretentious and doesn't take itself seriously. 3 genuine alcoholics drinks comes with the ticket.

Don't see it if you are a teetotaler or you must have an epic performance. Read more

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367 Reviews | 61 Followers
76
Clever, Fun, Tasty, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want a fun evening to drink and learn a bit about what you are drinking!

Don't see it if You don't drink alcohol or appreciate the bartending arts.

330 Reviews | 103 Followers
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Ambitious, Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You want 3 drinks and a tub of popcorn with your evening out. Not really theater, probably more for tourists.

Don't see it if You don't like being lectured.

216 Reviews | 908 Followers
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Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Drinks included!

See it if You enjoy a drink and the history of said drink; are looking for fun and not a story

Don't see it if You want a traditional theatre experience and/or do not drink Read more

312 Reviews | 44 Followers
82
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you are interested in the history of alcohol or if you just want a fun evening and a couple of drinks. The cast is talented and charming.

Don't see it if you expect great art or lavish sets & costumes. This is minimilist & often silly. But it is fun. Probably not fun if you don't drink at all.

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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N
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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M
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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