This Boy Tom NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(21 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
5%
Negative
5%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant, Absorbing, Refreshing

About the Show

Part of Soho Playhouse's "Fringe Encores" series, this original musical with an all-child cast offers a life-affirming story of acceptance, courage, and friendship.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (21)

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290 Reviews | 93 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if A show about bullying done in a out of the box creative way. Kids were awesome. Loved it

Don't see it if If you want a show with full sets and a story told In conventional way

86 Reviews | 14 Followers
90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if If you like YA musicals and something that isn’t totally polished but pretty much there.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy children singing or coming of age themes. Read more

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
87
Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if U want 2 c a play that should b seen by anyone who has as if the world hates him. This is performed by children who bring u back 2 teasing.

Don't see it if U’r 2 big for a children’s musical. If that’s the case then you really should see it NOW

247 Reviews | 61 Followers
85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you like to see a story about bullying presented in a refreshing way from a kid's perspective. Very talented kid actors/singers.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or don't like stories relevant for teenagers or only like big prop performances as seen on Broadway. Read more

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
85
Spirited / high-energy / very entertaining, Some strong performances / tons of potential, Intimate venue (bare stage) / very well-staged, Relevant / thought-provoking / good music, Ambitious / so-so book / important message

See it if you'd enjoy a 1hr+ kids-show, good for 7-13yr olds. Fun music, good dancing & singing, talented Brit cast, very friendly to kids afterwards.

Don't see it if you're looking for a polished epic production. Message here is what's important, delivered by very young, unpretentious, professional cast. Read more

1221 Reviews | 486 Followers
85
Great score, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great potential

See it if You can be pleased to see a show that has GREAT potential. This one has a great book and score. Just needs some tweaking to be great.

Don't see it if You don’t like works in progress or shows with children. Read more

50 Reviews | 28 Followers
80
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant, Funny

See it if IF you want to see kids take on the social issue of bullying with charm, great focus and a fun insightful score.

Don't see it if IF you don't enjoy kids musicals.

52 Reviews | 13 Followers
80
Delightful, Relevant, Refreshing, Creative

See it if you enjoy watching talented kids singing, dancing, acting.

Don't see it if You only appreciate Broadway-quality musicals or don't want to see a show about bullying. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

G
May 11th, 2017
For a previous production

“A challenging and entertaining piece about bullying in school...The songs and dialogue seem at times very episodic and arbitrary in how they advance the plot, but all are performed with great enthusiasm and skill...The major problem...is that the story is very one-dimensional...the story doesn’t truly develop...That said I think the show has great prospects as a school production...With some development and re-writing, there could even be another 'Matilda.'"
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Broadway Baby
June 3rd, 2018
For a previous production

“The production buzzes with energy from beginning to end, the show oozes talent from the young cast, the music is original and the choreography is tight...The score is inventive: catchy music and clever lyrics...These young people can dance, sing and act in this clever, uplifting, poignant story professionally and deftly told...There were a couple of pitchy moments in one or two songs and the ending is perhaps too neat and quick, but overall this is a hugely emotionally impactful show."
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Voice Mag
May 18th, 2017
For a previous production

“Impressive cast and choreography in its story of ‘acceptance, courage, and friendship’...Heart-breaking, uplifting, and very watchable, and though the plot was not exactly believable, this was saved by its...incredible young talent and fantastic choreography...The show...promoted the unrealistic stigma around secondary school...Despite this, much of the show was great: the cast was wonderful, the music, despite its sometimes unoriginal lyrics.”
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