Already closed | 1h 30m | Lower E Side

Wild Women of Planet Wongo

From 95 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Fluffy

About the show

Go on a wild, immersive ride at the return engagement of this retro sci-fi musical about two astronauts who land on an alien planet of sexy warrior women who’ve never seen men! More…

In this loving send-up of '60s B-movies, two astronauts find themselves on an unfamiliar world populated solely by females. Though hesitant at first, the captain finally joins his crewmate in tasting Wongo Flesh, in his case, the Queen. But sex isn't the only thing the Wongettes have in mind. They are also starving—and have very different plans for their male guests! The show is for ages 21 and up. Each ticket includes a complimentary drink. Standing room only.

1h 30m | Already closed | Parkside Lounge (Lower E Side)

Member Reviews (95)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Fluffy
73
Avg Score

76
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want silly and amusing. The music is surprisingly good.

Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional theater experience.

70
Quirky, Silly, Energetic

See it if You would enjoy a B-movie sci-fi plot, pop music, and upbeat dancing, with audience participation. My favorite character was the computer.

Don't see it if You are looking for something substantial. The dialog was bland at times, but the youthful performers were enthusiastic.

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You're willing to drink the Wongo-tinis & just enjoy the party. You want a fun night out. You like retro sci-fi. You like immersive shows.

Don't see it if You hate immersive shows. You hate sci-fi. You can't/don't want to stand for and hour & 40 minutes. You want traditional theatre.

Also This is more party than theatre. If you go, just go with it: drink the... Read more Read less

90
Hilarious, Edgy, Refreshing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy an evening of total silliness! Plot is ridiculous, costumes absurd and choreographer did a marvelous job in an awkward space. FUN!

Don't see it if you cannot stand for 10 minutes or longer. There is some seating but the performers will tell you to move for some of the scenes.

55
Quirky

See it if You'll enjoy the Wongo-tini lime green alcoholic drink that's included in admission, dancing and interacting with the sci-fi dressed cast.

Don't see it if Show is way too long (2 hours including 2 intermissions). You'll be standing 2 hours (view from limited couches is blocked by standees.)

80
Immersive, Interactive, Convulsive, Vastly entertaining, Quite wongive

See it if a Rocky Horror experience, standing room only, wongotinis, audience participation, surprisingly memorable musical score are 2 your liking

Don't see it if standing for 2 hours, silliness, over amplification, man in drag, drinking, rolling with punches & moving 2 be able 2 see drive you mad

75
Quirky, Energetic, Silly, Mindless, Fun

See it if you want to experience a campy, interactive musical parody of a typically cheesy 1960's sci-fi flick performed by an enthusiastic cast.

Don't see it if you need to sit. You move around & interact with the cast. If you don't like mindless fun, this is not the show for you.

Also You get a free drink.

65
Silly fun, Energetic, Very interactive, Dizzying, Raunchy

See it if you're looking for something different & mindless. Energetic cast, good singers, & ON from the get-go. Bring cash for the TWO intermissions.

Don't see it if you want a deep & serious theatre night out. DEF don't see it if you're claustrophobic. Could easily run longer in a slightly bigger house.

Also Finally saw it last night; it closes TONIGHT! It has a great following... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You're into a high energy spoof musical of B-movie sci-fi. Good silly fun, sort of interactive, came with a free drink ticket!

Don't see it if You don't want to stand for 2 hours in a nontraditonal theater space

92
Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You want to drink, laugh and dance with an energetic talented cast in an immersive sci-fi musical.

Don't see it if You left all vestige of your childhood behind you.

50
Clever, Cliched, Disappointing, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy low, unsurprising, juvenile, comic book style humor and dialog and do not demand intellectual or cultural value.

Don't see it if You cannot stand continuously in a room filled with inebriated intellect-challenged millenials for 2 hours continuously or hate loud music

58
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you like the Rocky Horror Picture Show (or its inspirations) or you're looking for a good time and a stiff Wongo-tini.

Don't see it if you don't like low-budget and *extremely* campy shows.

Also The B-film that presumably inspired this show came out in '58 when see... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if Want to have fun with an interactive show on a zany adventure & have a wongotini..go see this. It's a hoot! Join in & have fun, let go.,

Don't see it if You expect serious theatre, elaborate sets, can't stand too long or expect a Tony Award show. Not for Bway snobs!

Also I gave it a high score because I had a blast. No, it's not a Bway show... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you want a fun night out with your friends or on a date. This is not something you send your parents to. Show deserves own rating category.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a show like Hamilton, wicked, or anything where you sit down and expect to be amazed. This is more for young adults

Also Shows like this can be rated next to other shows like Hamilton, or Wic... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Fun

See it if You want to spend a couple of hours just having fun in a group situation and being part of the show. Take a risk, it will pay off.

Don't see it if If you only want your theater traditional.

Also I was a little out of my confort zone here -- a part of town I don't g... Read more Read less

44
Disappointing, Slow, Insipid

See it if you fall into the "immersive theater" advertising. This is play is sold as an immersive experience and it is not.

Don't see it if you don't like dusty and dark bars. The space is tight, no seats. They have three intermissions for what?

Also In a mini small bar this stupid alien story happens. The problem is ev... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if U want to catch a zany, souped up B movie musical cleverly staged in the back room of a bar w/monitors of spaceland & cast walking amongst u

Don't see it if Ur looking for a staged show where u can sit-u'll be moving around to avoid the cast-or are looking for a traditional comedy. This is wacky!

71
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you want to have some mindless fun.

Don't see it if you need an immersive theatrical experience that is substantial.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You want to have an immersive theatrical experience and have fun.

Don't see it if You like serious plays. You don't want to stand for 90 mins.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You like B movies of Sci Fi fame You like immersive plays You like being entertained by Wongo Women in a campy but fun play

Don't see it if You don't like standing ... the okay is immersive although you can stand to the sides

40
Enthusiastic, Energetic, Excruciating

See it if A spoof? A satire? Racy, in a high-schoolish way. It's summer stock right here in The Big Apple.

Don't see it if All icing, no cake.

35
Unwatchable, Dated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you don't mind a low-budget, super-campy production. It's pretty silly, and you have to stand in a small room the whole time.

Don't see it if Skip this if you're looking for high quality performances, singing, costumes. It was so cringeworthy I couldn't stay for the whole thing.

68
Silly, Fun, Great cast, Cliched

See it if you enjoy mindless fun. Great cast, silly premise. However, too many intermissions/audience participation moments. Second act is too long.

Don't see it if you're not into seeing something silly.

84
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies.

75
Delightful, Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you just want to have nonsensical fun preferably w/ company of your geeky friends to enjoy the compli- drink. The girl eye candies a plus!

Don't see it if you want real theater experience in a real theater venue. This is in a small bar so drinking while watching is best for an interactive fun !


October 11th, 2016
"Amanda Nicholas and the Wongette ensemble permeate so much energy and fun into the space you can’t help but join in. The story itself is corny and predictable at best, but if this is meant to pay homage to those early sci-fi films then Budick, Maches, and Ogrin have nailed it. Their music and ly...
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October 11th, 2016
"An elongated 'SNL' sketch...If you don’t drink, aren’t into 'Mystery Science Theater 3000,' and the thought of being part of the show gives you hives, skip this one...The problem here is that a parody or spoof is supposed to skewer and turn upside down familiar tropes...The topic is ripe for it ...
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October 14th, 2016
"This delightful romp wields zany charm and a healthy dose of good old-fashioned escapism...'Wongo’s' biggest asset is its wonderful ensemble cast...All of the women are great comediennes...Rigano’s directing is wise, especially through encouraging his Wongettes to operate as a unit. The result i...
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December 11th, 2016
"'Wild Women of Planet Wongo' lives up to the fun title indeed!...If you’re super sensitive to the whole feminism movement, it might not be the show for you. But the music sure is catchy. All of the actors did a fantastic job with the songs and choreography, especially in such a small space...The...
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