Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)
Closed 1h 30m
Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)
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Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
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Great singing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

A community celebration where stories are brought to life through music, dance, and performance.

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Member Reviews (24)

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754 Reviews | 124 Followers
86
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if great singing & dancing with a migrant theme peeks your interest. True, sad & sometimes disturbing displays of courage & perseverance.

Don't see it if you prefer getting social political information about the US migrant situation in a non-musical format.

395 Reviews | 97 Followers
72
Enchanting, Delightful, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy seeing shows with a heart, above all else. You enjoy actor musician musicals. Enjoy hearing more than one language on-stage!

Don't see it if You dislike musicals that feel a little like a conceived musical. Dislike musicals that feel like they're trying to educate. Read more

308 Reviews | 86 Followers
75
Thoughfully presented, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you'd like to see a lovely, compelling show culled from the real life experiences of immigrants

Don't see it if you're not interested in our past & current situation of separating family & friends from each other Read more

250 Reviews | 45 Followers
71
Cliched, Great singing

See it if you love strong musical number in an intimite setting. Enjoy issue oriented dramas. Enjoy charming performances.

Don't see it if You mind meandering and overlong plays that don't ever really have strong character arcs. Read more

ABG
162 Reviews | 74 Followers
91
Beautiful, Moving, Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You have any opportunity to do so. This is a celebration of humanity - life-affirming + heart-wrenching. A beautiful production & evening.

Don't see it if N/A

162 Reviews | 31 Followers
81
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to experience a great night of music and ( real ) stories about immigrants and their hard lives during the previous administration.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows partially in Spanish and if you voted for Donald Trump ! Read more

121 Reviews | 17 Followers
83
Profound, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if this show is so much fun, so delightful, so beautiful !

Don't see it if it's a little rough around the edges, but that's okay.

82 Reviews | 18 Followers
85
Refreshing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a play with music about the immigrant experience. All of the performers are super talented.It is a feel good experience.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production. This is minimally staged, but it is so entertaining.

Critic Reviews (4)

Time Out New York
February 11th, 2020
For a previous production

4/5 Stars "It's refreshing that 'Fandango' is not solely a sob story...The characters have dreams and desires that go beyond the difficulties they face...The dialogue sometimes slips into exposition or didacticism...'Fandango' teaches its lessons best when it targets our hearts, not our heads."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 12th, 2020
For a previous production

"'Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)' never quite coalesces as drama, but it takes unerring aim at one's heart. It also stands as a devastating refutation of the current administration's disingenuous presentation of immigrants as criminals and miscreants."
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TheaterScene.net
February 11th, 2020
For a previous production

"ICE raids, harrowing border crossing journeys and transferring money home are depicted in the rousing and moving play. It's derived from undocumented Latin American immigrants' stories of why they left their countries and of their lives in the United States."
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New York Theater
February 11th, 2020
For a previous production

"They talk of their hardships, and express their fears. But what's freshest is their joy. With a superb cast of performers and musicians, the show is only really thrilling when the seven characters recreate the tradition of son jarocho… and sing the beautiful original songs."
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