ZUCCOTTI PARK, A musical about the human side of economics (FringeNYC)
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ZUCCOTTI PARK, A musical about the human side of economics (FringeNYC)

ZUCCOTTI PARK, A musical about the human side of economics (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(29 Ratings)
Members say
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Relevant, Clever

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: What does it mean to be an American? After eight years of war, Sergeant Cooper visits childhood sweetheart, Kate, in NYC. They meet at Zuccotti Park, home of Occupy, where she and her friends protest the government he fought for.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (29)

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75 Reviews | 38 Followers
Ambitious, Banal, Dated, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You're into workshopping new work, and want to have a passionate discussion about the past 10 years as the dinner table after the show.

Don't see it if You're put off by Baby Boomer-centrism; you want to see a show "as-is" rather than as "it might be."

38 Reviews | 12 Followers
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you like songs about economics

Don't see it if you don't like songs about economics

12 Reviews | 6 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Cliched, Clever, Great singing

See it if You are vaguely nostalgic about Zuccotti Park events and wish there was a musical version of The Big Short

Don't see it if If you expect intense high-budget stage design and resolved choreography

12 Reviews | 6 Followers
Banal, Cliched, Intelligent

See it if you like to learn about Occupy movement

Don't see it if you expect a lot. This is work in progress. Singing was hard to hear, they should have used microphones. Kids performed the best, I thought.

19 Reviews | 9 Followers
Ambitious, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you have a friend involved in the production.

Don't see it if you are looking for good theatre.

12 Reviews | 7 Followers
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Banal

See it if You wish to see a big musical in development with social conciousness. Some of the ballads are nice and the children in it are wonderful.

Don't see it if You want a show that doesnt beat a message into you with a one sided political view and a lack of actual perspective.

10 Reviews | 2 Followers
Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy theater that makes you think, and yet still entertains with inspiring songs and great dance numbers.

Don't see it if you prefer shallow yet entertaining fluff.

9 Reviews | 4 Followers
Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You feel the Bern

Don't see it if You are in the 1%

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
August 25th, 2016

"As the theater echoes with Giancarlo de Trizio’s plastic-tub percussion, and dancing, chanting performers beckon us onstage, we feel as though we’ve become part of a lively protest...'Zuccotti Park' maintains this inclusive energy throughout...While the musical tries to clarify some of the issues in which Occupy took root, often via satirical song-and-dance numbers, it is through these personal tales that Zuccotti Park truly shines."
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Theatre Reviews Limited
August 19th, 2016

"A failed attempt to conquer the daunting task of establishing equilibrium between addressing important social issues and formulating a source for song and dance that will provide enjoyable entertainment...The book and lyrics by Catherine Hurd, although still relevant, are old news...The music by Vatrena King is less than pedestrian...At this stage, this production does not provide any insightful ideas nor does it provide enough engaging entertainment."
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Stage Buddy
February 26th, 2015
For a previous production

"In the spirit of productions like 'Rent' and 'Hair,' 'Zuccotti Park' is a welcome addition to the musical that cares…Wonderfully crafted with soul-stirring numbers, 'Zuccotti Park' electrified the crowd, resonating with the soul of revolution. Brian Kinnard as Tom, a homeless veteran singing 'I’m Your Hero,' has a show stopping number. Director Luis Salgado and the entire ensemble bring justice and fervor to a movement that can no longer be ignored."
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