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We Need This Musical To Stop Us From Killing Ourselves

From 3 critic and 32 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Edgy

About the show

WNTMTSUFKO is an irreverent musical comedy about a frustrated therapist who is strong-armed into creating a musical with two of his suicidal patients, Sarah, a struggling singer, and Mitchell, a failing actor. More…

Nothing seems to go quite right for them, however, and their aspirations for success must take a backseat to their newfound friendship. Part of Soho Playhouse's 2018 Fringe Encore Series.

Gia On The Move

“Totally inventive. A home run for first time musical theater playwrights Lyman and Rosick accompanied by a very lively, Adyn Wood...A not so dark, irreverent dark comedy about a frustrated therapist, Dr. Hansen, who reluctantly agrees to participate in creating a new musical with two desperate patients...This maelstrom-musical-light is filled with catchy tunes and witty riffs, and delivers some pretty decent punch lines. Silly to the core and totally satisfying.” Full Review

Washington Square News

“Fresh and engaging...The writing duo goes head to head with the typically weighty and unaddressed topics of suicide, self-worth, and failure...Their combined experience is what separates this musical from those poking fun at mental health, offering, instead, solidarity and empathy to those who struggle with it...The show tackles a tremendous issue, but in a way that’s accessible through theatrical performance.” Full Review

Stage Raw

for a previous production "Delightfully twisted...Even in the darkest recesses of life, there are often opportunities to extract some humor, which is what this show cleverly accomplishes...This all nimbly transpires on a small stage with a few pieces of office furniture. Despite the grim subject matter, the show cleverly unearths plenty of laughs. Rosick’s music and lyrics are especially entertaining." Full Review

Quirky, Cynical, Necessary, Funny, Clever

See it if You love black box intimate theatre, musicals, small cast, dark humor, topics explored differently, and not afraid of making light of your

Don't see it if Own struggles. Don't see if you're sensitive to psychological issues, cussing, and don't like a few actors playing many. It's about 1-hour

Also Long. There was a great talkback afterwards. The cast really cares abo... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Quirky

See it if The cast is super. The topics are so important and so timely given the climate of our world today. To laugh out loud is so healing. See it!

Don't see it if You can't deal with humor that deals with deep-seated issues.But it won't kill you to be brave and and try laugh-therapy! Honest!!!

Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you want to be wowed and smile throughout the show

Don't see it if you're bothered by the themes - depression, anxiety, suicide

Also incredibly delightful and articulate musical that is hummable and upli... Read more Read less

Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like funny shows with serious overtones.

Don't see it if if you are unhappy with humor about serious problems.

Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if a delightful little musical, controversial because of subject, is worth your theater dollar.

Don't see it if you are offended because mental illness is treated with a nod and a wink.

Also Many reviews have suggested that this show can be flushed out to make ... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if If you want to see a clever fun show with some dark humor. Three person cast with lots of talent. Nice to hear humorous, articulate lyrics.

Don't see it if You want to see a big production with lots of scenery. Can be a touchy subject since it deals with suicide.

Also This is small budget staging that has a lot of potential. I enjoyed it... Read more Read less

Diamond in the rough, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you want to see a cute, funny little show with potential. Charming cast could sparkle with some polish. See it; it was fun.

Don't see it if you're expecting a lavish Broadway musical; this is three people with some catchy songs.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like simple new musicals with heart.

Don't see it if You want a long show, this one runs about an hour.

Entertaining / huge potential for full-on production, Just ok piped-in music / good set for this venue, High-energy committed supporting performances, Hysterical lyrics / solid male lead (singing & acting), Dark comedy / original (refreshing) book / resonant

See it if you fully understand what dark comedy & FRINGE ENCORE SERIES means, & don't expect a grandiose Metropolitan Opera House musical production.

Don't see it if you're remotely bougie, don't like small productions, & have NO sense of humor. This small/short mess is HYSTERICAL, & it won't be for you.

Also No freaking Playbill. NOT COOL.... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You need a good laugh but the topic is not a light.

Don't see it if If you like that some topics are a no no. You want a smooth show.

Also Made into a way to laugh at yourself. That its OK not being fine. A la... Read more Read less

Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you like scrappy little musicals that are simultaneously funny and edgy and are not afraid to treat sensitive subjects with a bit of levity.

Don't see it if you are triggered by talk of suicide, depression, feelings of failure, professional and/or emotional lack of fulfillment, in song and dance.

Also Full disclosure: Though I would have loved to stay for the whole thing... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you want to be entertained and laugh. you work in the mental health sector or have some connection to therapy.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy humor that plays on serious topics. You expect a very profound and thought provoking show

Fluffy, Quirky, Cute, Sketch-comedy, Musical-spoof

See it if You like sketch comedy, poking fun at musicals & their staging and are OK with cutesy songs. Then, you can have fun at this ~1hr ditty.

Don't see it if You want a serious & fully-staged musical, Memorable tunes, & a story/performances that will stay with you long after you leave theatre.

Also The cast work well together but it is still just a well-performed [for... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you like intimate shows and dark humor. Talented cast and refreshing perspective on a somewhat taboo topic. Has a lot of potential.

Don't see it if you want a heavily produced or light-hearted show. If you could be triggered by the topic of suicide.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a good laugh with some basic music with hilarious lyrics on dark subjects. Energetic cast delivers what could be a future hit.

Don't see it if you are bothered by bare bones productions with canned music and simple costumes and props.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see a work in progress having the makings of a fun and funny musical. Great songs, endearing cast, but short run time.

Don't see it if You want to see a more polished, full length musical; or the topic of suicide upsets you.

Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Silly, Weak singing

See it if You want to see a completely silly (in a good way) show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Cute fun songs and plot.

Don't see it if You’re looking for serious storyline or talent. It’s all fun and games here.

Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Good show with a low-budget

See it if You don’t mind a little budget Pretty good show

Don't see it if You expect a well produced show

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Dark comedy, Work in progress

See it if You want to see an evolving musical in development. You like dark comedy. You want to be entertained. You like small, scrappy musicals.

Don't see it if You prefer to see a fully complete musical. You don't like meta elements in shows. You don't like dark comedy.

Funny, Entertaining, Resonant, Quirky, Edgy

See it if you like light, creative, unpolished, brief, clever shows.

Don't see it if you can't take dark humor about depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, want a longer or grander show

Also It's short (an hour) but sometimes that's just the ticket - clever lyr... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Cliched

See it if you wanna see a clever take on the "Let's Put on a Show!" format. you like to think you are dark and edgy but stay within your comfort zone.

Don't see it if you want real edge, or can't stand ersatz edge. You don't like disneyfied recorded scores. And wtf, no sets yet long scene changes?

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if The run is over but if it comes back in a fuller production it should be worth a look.

Don't see it if its run is over for now so you can't

Entertaining, Funny, Irreverent, Black comedy, Ridiculous

See it if you want a lighthearted look at suicide. You don't mind musicals that still feel like they're being workshopped.

Don't see it if You're looking for a really polished piece by experienced musical writers.

Also A fun, dark-humor filled show that could blossom into something more. ... Read more Read less

A musical on suicide & not giving up, Small-scale + very "fringe", Fresh, Dark comedy, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in a premise focused on therapy, depression, suicide; you like supporting scrappy indie efforts; you need a few laughs

Don't see it if you prefer polished, big-budget musicals; you can't see the "lighter side" of a suicide attempt; you dislike dark humor; you hate therapists

Also Very interesting talk-back on Nov. 27th explained a lot about the show... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy new work from new writers. Theatre that shines a humorous light on unfunny subjects, while managing to be relevant.

Don't see it if Jokes about a depressive state and suicidal ideation trouble you.

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