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Blank! The Musical

From 7 critic and 12 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing

About the show

In this fully-improvised musical experience, the ensemble takes to the stage each night—with no script, no rehearsal, and no idea what will happen—to perform a brand-new smash hit musical…that you help to create! More…

At 'Blank! The Musical,' the power to build your dream Broadway show is in your hands. Bring your friends, get out your smartphone, and vote with the audience to fill in the blanks. Choose a title. Write lyrics. Compose the score. Then it's curtain time and away we go!

Theater In The Now

"Hip and never-the-same...Audience participation is the backbone to the start of a night of hilarity...Allows everyone to feel they’re a part of something unique...With six incredible talents on stage, they took these radical suggestions and created one of the most entertaining nights on stage in New York...With chips falling where they may, each night you’ll get something extraordinarily different allowing for certain improvisers to shine...Nothing short of entertaining." Full Review


"The dexterous and energetic cast of six, the skilled musicians in the pit, and the versatile crew all work together to create an original and rib-tickling musical on the spot...The end result is a splashy new musical that works both technically and artistically...The cast is made up of seasoned improv pros, and each one makes the audience laugh with ease...They all make it look effortless...They do more than simply hold a tune, and the dancing showcases training and skill." Full Review

Stage Buddy

"A very clever interactive experience...A unique theater going experience to be sure...Young, vibrant, hilarious and insanely talented performers. Each is capable of taking the leading role or supporting the ensemble because they are, in fact, a very tight ensemble...It’s a theater full of artists at the top of their game and on the razor's edge of performance art...A one of a kind theatrical sculpture as ephemeral as it is dynamic and great silly fun." Full Review

The Stage Review

"New York City’s astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage...Watch in awe as the stars bring your musical to life on the spot, right before your eyes, complete with show-stopping singing, dazzling dancing, and a little help from a Tony Award-winning design team...The results are always hilarious. A night at the theater has never been so much fun!" Full Review

The Source

"The cast and crew of 'Blank' triumphantly proves that even when the painstakingly long and complicated process of making a musical is reduced to a mere ten minutes, and that when extensive rehearsal and preview periods are replaced instead by a generous dose of human ingenuity and wit, not only can it be done, but in fact, the results can be quite spectacular...They take improvisational comedy to a whole new level...Absolutely ridiculous but enticing." Full Review

The New York Times

"My initial hopes were not high...Yet distinctive characters and story reversals emerged more quickly than we had any right to expect...Duets, quartets, and even sextets sprang into credible, ludicrous and utterly familiar existence...Witty and likable in refreshingly unaggressive ways, the performers of 'Blank!' seem to have genetically coded knowledge of the forms, formulas, and clichés that make up the bulk of contemporary musicals." Full Review

Musical Theater Review

"It has all the earmarks of improvisatory theatre...A tireless group of performers who all prove to be deft in the art of improvisation. It’s not surprising, though, that their inspiration occasionally flags...Moderately amusing...As you might expect, the humour sometimes became a bit infantile. Impressive, though, was the way the company pulled together to create production numbers...Most importantly, the six actors seem to enjoy working together, and their bonhomie proves infectious." Full Review

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like improv, you like musicals, you like being apart of the show.

Don't see it if You don’t improv, you want a polished musical, you like big huge production value

Clever, Funny, Great singing, Intelligent, Fun

See it if You want to be part of the creation of a musical. See it if you enjoy improv and want to have a fun night out.

Don't see it if You don’t like improv or small settings.

Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever

See it if You love improv and musical theatre. It was fascinating to see them develop an entire musical within a couple hours.

Don't see it if You hate improv. Although I can be quite critical of improv, I still had a great time!

Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of improv. The cast was 4 women, 1 man. The surprise was the Great voices! Weak plot, but pretty much as expected for improv.

Don't see it if You are looking for a polished piece. This is improv where the audience creates the framework, by calling out things. Rough around the edges

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You want to glimpse into the creative minds of some great musical improv artists. You enjoy long form improv and musical theatre.

Don't see it if You dislike audience participation. You dislike long-form improv. You dislike improv that is front-loaded with audience input at the top.

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Clever, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy musicals that are silly. Or improv - this is improv at a pretty high level.

Don't see it if You need a standard structure; it's perforce going to be weird since it's invented on the spot.

Fluffy, Silly, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy ad libbing, and look forward to having a voice in what goes on in the show. Feel free to be weird!

Don't see it if You want a pre-scripted presentation, you don't wish to participate in the creative process.

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Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if you like improv.

Don't see it if you want a clearly coherent story with pre-planned songs and sets.

Ambitious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want to experience something different, it really depends on the audience as well so the consistency of the show may be questionable.

Don't see it if You want a guarantee good time or prefer something consistently deliver...

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Suspenseful

See it if you like improv. it was fun to see the talented cast think on the spot

Don't see it if you want to see something reliably good. results obviously vary each night depending on the crowd suggestions!

Funny, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if Want to see ok improv, with singing

Don't see it if It was only ok and didn’t really stick to the theme we picked

Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Improvised

See it if You love to laugh and watch things come together from a bad starting place and becoming amazing.

Don't see it if You don't like to watch things in a cafe style showcase or if you don't like improvisation and the risk of a bad show.