Attack of the Elvis Impersonators
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Attack of the Elvis Impersonators
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Attack of the Elvis Impersonators NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(186 Reviews)
Positive
78%
Mixed
17%
Negative
5%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

An irreverent new musical comedy featuring an original score, swooning fangirls, an Antichrist, world peace, a social media star, the spirit of Elvis...and, of course, a hero!

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Member Reviews (186)

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292 Reviews | 60 Followers
35
Excruciating, Amateurish, community theater, idiotic

See it if You want to see the worst vanity project with the most ridiculous story performed by actors who which they were in any other show but this.

Don't see it if You value your time and are desperate to see a show.

180 Reviews | 53 Followers
40
Confusing, Great singing, Excruciating, Insipid, Pointless

See it if you love energetic performers with terrific voices, enjoy good tunes, and don't mind an illogical, and frankly, insipid story.

Don't see it if you want something of substance, relevance, or a story that even makes sense.

67 Reviews | 7 Followers
48
Disappointing, Not what i expected

See it if you have nothing better to do

Don't see it if you expect to see multiple characters singing real Elvis songs.

37 Reviews | 6 Followers
45
Overly campy, What is happening?!?!, Even great actors can't save this material, There's not actually any elvis songs, Confusing

See it if You're an Elvis impersonator, obsessed w/ Elvis, or like anything even mildly Elvis-related. You can look past bad material for great actors

Don't see it if you don't have a complete Elvis obsession and you can't tolerate campiness that even goes beyond what you would find on a cruise ship.

27 Reviews | 8 Followers
5
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if The performance of Naked Boys Singing you were attending upstairs was canceled and you have completely run out of things to see.

Don't see it if Just don't see it. Trust me. The writers tried way too hard to make this campy, and failed miserably.

15 Reviews | 7 Followers
10
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if Don't see it

Don't see it if that's it in a nutshell. Don't see it. I wanted to walk out 10 minutes into the first Act. The name of the show means nothing

11 Reviews | 7 Followers
5
Awfull, Terrible

See it if If you have yourself and need to be punished. Ran out at intermission.

Don't see it if If you have one brain cell left Did I mention TERRIBLE

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
0
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You have some kind of misery quotient you have to fill this week.

Don't see it if You aren't a blood relative of anyone in the cast.

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out New York
June 15th, 2017

"The show is as baffling as it sounds, but worse, it’s bland and unfunny...The 20-odd musical numbers, though derivative, are catchy and deserve a better book than the one that Lazarus has crafted around them. The performers are blessed with powerful pipes, and they bite into the inanity with whole-hound commitment, matched by Don Stephenson’s frenetic staging. But no matter how hard they try to deliver it, the material all but screams 'return to sender.'"
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Lighting & Sound America
June 16th, 2017

"The plot is incoherent, the songs are unamusing, and despite the best efforts of the director, Don Stephenson, the action lurches from one mystifying development to the next. The show's meager list of strengths includes Eric Sciotto, as Drac, who attacks his terrible material with a certain verve, and Laura Woyasz, as Prissy, who sings sufficiently appealingly that it would be nice to hear her under different circumstances. Otherwise, bring on the Anti-Christ."
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TheaterScene.net
June 19th, 2017

"Not as funny as it’s intended due to its overloaded book and shaky tone...Lazarus’ score is an entertaining blend of rock, pop and show tunes...His good-natured book is a shambles. The serious, campy and satirical elements don’t connect. The plot is crammed and wayward...It’s all strained, labored and simply not very funny due to the ponderous dialogue and choppy structure. Still, the energetic cast puts as much effort into their performances as if they were in a smash Broadway show."
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CurtainUp
June 16th, 2017

"Embrace the outrageous and watch Elvismania unravel...Free-wheeling and wacky with a nugget of positivism...The score overall is funny and energetic, performed by talented singers, dancers, actors...Sciotto is unbeatable playing bilateral Drac...The plot is choppy with drop-in, drop-out characters. The pace, particularly in the second act, is uneven...A nutty couple of hours of music, love, some good intentions and plenty of laughs."
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Front Row Center
June 16th, 2017

"The good news here is that 'Attack of the Elvis Impersonators' features an excellent cast...The bad news is that this is the end of the good news...The level of storytelling only achieves that of a college spoof. The kind where everyone is laughing, including the performers, because they are having fun presenting this preposterous story...Not crap. But it is not an engaging show either. As hard as these performers work, the material never gels."
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Broadway Blog
June 16th, 2017

"The comedic factor rarely rises to the occasion. Most of the jokes fall flat and elicit reactions ranging between audible groans to internal eye rolls. Lyrically, there are no gems to be found in the songs, either...Regarding production value and talent, there is much to admire...I must admit that a handful of the songs are quite catchy thanks to the musical direction, arrangement, and orchestrations...Long before intermission, this hound dog reviewer was ready to be euthanized."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
June 15th, 2017

“A goofy all-singing, all-dancing, all-mugging exercise in musical banality...Which isn't to deny that enough Elvis idolaters seeking anything associated with the eponymous late entertainer may find its subject matter rollicking enough to keep it rocking…It strains to be funny with sight gags and comical verses but its biggest laughs actually have little to do with Elvis, coming late in the evening when it joins the anti-Trump bandwagon with the president likened…to the Anti-Christ.”
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Times Square Chronicles
June 17th, 2017

"From the moment this problematic show starts, you can tell the producers have big pockets. The set is fabulous and the abundant costumes are extremely well done...The score is 'Mister Rogers' tuneful and the lyrics abominable...Don Stephenson directs this mess and Zaremba has over-choreographed this postage stamp of a stage. The show handed out these horrifying masks and wanted us to howl. The only thing I howled for was joy to be released from this over-two-hour twister."
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