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Turbulence

From 2 critic and 34 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

About the show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This original musical offers a fast and farcical race through space. More…

The 4242 Intergalympics are finally here, and it’s up to the crew of the S.S. Albacore to prove that Earth isn’t the shabby dirt turd the Martians think it is. Ready, set, space! 'Turbulence' won Best Musical and Best World Premiere in the 2017 Hollywood International Fringe Festival.



80
DC Metro Theater Arts

“An energetic hour of silly sci-fi fun...Directed in a comically casual style reminiscent of an extended SNL TV sketch, the spirited creators/performers of Robot Teammate fully embrace their wacky future vision with full-out goofiness and gusto...While ‘Turbulence!’ does include some serious underlying messages, Robot Teammate presents them in the entertaining context of an amusing outer-space adventure, in a laugh-filled offering that’s a blast for the whole family.” Full Review

80
Theater Pizzazz

"Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night. 'Turbulence!' rocks the Soho Playhouse more than Margo Channing could ever have imagined. The bumps are actually convulsions of laughter evoked by the hilarity onstage...Music is light and tuneful. Songs maintain the same mock seriousness that infuses the spoken parts of the show. Pritchard keeps it amazingly smooth...It’s all of a piece, with fine performances all around from the game cast." Full Review


92
Enchanting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love a refreshing musical, new ideas and a young energetic group!

Don't see it if you'd rather see a drama

90
Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Campy

See it if You enjoy high camp. You like sci-fi stories. You want a well-edited comedy w/fun music & performers.

Don't see it if You don't like parodies and/ or sci-fi. You don't like theatre that comes from improv. You prefer serious sci-fi.

Also Here's another Fringe Encore that's appropriate for all ages. If your ... Read more Read less

89
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Over the top, Amateurish

See it if you enjoy spoofs of space adventures ala Spaceball. Cast do best to please and they don't disappoint. Its a Fringe hence the amateurish set.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy silly fun. But if you can loosen up & be a kid for an hour or so, you'll not regret for the laughs it brings esp from Mambo!

85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You're up for a refreshingly silly, wildly entertaining and solidly performed musical sci-fi spoof, a tonic for these troubled times.

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious musical or can't just sit back and be entertained by an endearing, instantly likable and talented cast.

83
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy campy comedy, sci-fi parody, puns, and silly musicals.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate silly comedy and simple costumes/sets.

82
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You are into space themed spoofs. You like martians versus aliens or stories with happy endings and catchy tunes.

Don't see it if Looking for serious drama content. You don't like space campy humor,

80
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if If your reaction to reading the show description "yes, I'd love to watch a musical about the Intergalympics!"

Don't see it if You'd rather see something serious and thought-provoking than something fun and silly.

78
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy, Goofy

See it if Are a Fringe Festival fan. Like off-the-wall, silly space spoofs (ala Spaceballs on an extreme budget).

Don't see it if Goofy, Saturday Night Live type skits are not your thing.

Also It was very enjoyable. An odd-balls-in-space, hour long, musical sketc... Read more Read less

76
Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if you are a sci-fi fan, and have nothing better to do. It uses every cliche in the book to try and tell a story. Just doesn't always work.

Don't see it if you want a serious show. I enjoyed moments of it, but as a complete show I was bored, since it was very predictable.

Also The martians and Mambo #5 were the highlights of the show. Additionall... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Fluffy, Silly fun

See it if You want a short but total break from the gloomy reality of today's news. Can suspend disbelief and "go with the flow." Are non-judgmental.

Don't see it if You want Broadway-polished choreography and music. Have no patience for silliness in the cause of fun.

75
Fun, Lightweight, Fringelike, Young talented cast, Improv-ed musical

See it if sci-fi parody, now scripted improv musical, Fringe-esque-ishness, silly fun, low rent production values are in your wheelhouse

Don't see it if anything Fringe-like, pun-ishness, low rent production values, silver spanks, anything 2 nipped, could drive you over the edge

75
Funny, Quirky, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you like sci-fi spoofs, B movies and a lot of space puns in a short one-act musical.

Don't see it if you want a show with high production value or meaty plot.

75
Funny, Quirky, Cliched, Silly, Youthful

See it if Campy, hammy, improv-style musical with lots of cliches. The actors were having fun and most of the audience was too.

Don't see it if You would like more quality and originality throughout. Funny moments were interspersed with banal stretches.

74
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want to see some silliness or science fiction

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for those things

71
Funny, Cliched, Dated

See it if You enjoy musical parodies.

Don't see it if You do not appreciate sci-fi parodies made to muscials.

69
Disappointing, Great singing, Great for children and families!

See it if you have children who'd enjoy a musical. You enjoy children's theater. Want to see a lighthearted show with a positive message.

Don't see it if you are expecting a hilarious show, want to see a musical with various plot lines, want to see a musical aimed towards a more adult audience

Also The Turbulence cast seemed like very nice people and I really wanted t... Read more Read less

46
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Unfunny

See it if you want an amateurish show that seems to have an audience of the performers' friends.

Don't see it if you want a show that has any wit.

94
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh... a lot!

Don't see it if you're looking for elaborate stage design.

100
Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You need an escape from all the seriousness of life and enjoy great tunes and much silliness

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious, depressing show

100
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy the comedy of Amy Sedaris, Wet Hot American Summer, Christopher Guest and the like.

Don't see it if You're desperate to be a hater

100
Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you love life!

Don't see it if If you want to be sad.

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if See it if you're looking for a fun, quirky, uplifting show and if you want to wake up the next morning singing the "Spacericize" song!

Don't see it if Don't see it if you'd rather not laugh! HA!

100
Funny, Clever, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if So good! The original songs are just really clever and hilarious. This is a high-energy show; the cast is dynamite. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if No reason not to see this show! You'll love it.

100
Funny, Clever, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if if you enjoy fun, fun, fun presented by a group that clearly enjoys collaborating and connecting with an audience.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a serious theme, operatic solos, and tapping. No tapping in space.

100
Clever, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy quick wit, snappy stepping, and and a endearing message that doesn't overreach.

Don't see it if You should see it---


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