Part of FringeNYC: It's the end of the world...and you still need a job. In Tribulation: The Musical prophets, whores, and middle managers alike all struggle to prevent the Apocalypse, in this hilarious, irreverent take on the Bible's Book of Revelation. More…
Categories: Musical/Opera, Comedy, National. Written by Book and Lyrics by Molly Miller, Music by Brad Kemp. Directed by Tyler Samples, Music Director: Charlie Worth. Choreographer by Tyler Samples, Music Director: Charlie Worth.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Stepping away from sketch and improv, young members of Chicago's comedy scene have created a deftly scored, savagely funny book musical. Affectionately blasphemous (but not exactly heretical), Tribulation: the Musical explores the realities that the rent is still due even when the world has literally ended, and that sometimes a crappy desk job can save your life.
See it if like the college heave ho effort of young less than experienced actors with some sterling efforts thrown in
Don't see it if don't want everything to musically sound the same along with lame humor
See it if you like musicals that are sexually explicit, silly comedies, about the end of the world.
Don't see it if like intelligent musicals with great music.
See it if you like smart sketch comedy AND musical theater, you enjoy satire about religion, you like silly fun catchy songs
Don't see it if you don't like sex based humor or foul language, you only want to see super polished musical theatre
See it if you are interested in postreligious ideas about God, Jesus, Devil, apocalypse, and human purpose
Don't see it if you think religious topics and obscenity don't mix.
See it if you want to watch something smart and hilarious with a great cast and music you will be humming to in the shower for days after.
Don't see it if you dont have a healthy sense of humor
See it if you like great harmonies and good voices, you grew up in the church and have a sense of humor about it
Don't see it if you can't handle profanity or sexually suggestive dialogue, you're looking for a grounded, relationship based musical drama cuz THIS AINT IT
See it if You are looking for something that is witty, engaging and will make you laugh. You'll tap your toes to the songs as well.
Don't see it if You are not down with smaller productions, or want something dramatic sans humor