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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

From 2 critic and 7 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Enchanting

About the show

Rebel Playhouse presents the NYC premiere of this one-act musical adventure about a young girl's quest to repair a broken truth. Based on the children's book of the same name. More…

In this family musical, a truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the Villagers find only half of it, it causes so many problems that a brave young girl decides to go find the rest. With the help of wise Old Turtle, Crow, and a whole slew of animal friends, Little One is able to mend the broken truth, creating a better world for everyone.

Says Me Says Mom

"Rebel Playhouse doesn't just want to entertain your children. They want to educate and empower them as well...The show is more than just a show where you sit back and watch the action unfold around you...During the pre-show, actors who play animals in the show wander around interacting with the audience. Their acting is terrific, and their movements and manner are completely true to the animals they are portraying...The show is a musical, and the songs are actually pretty good." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

“Playwright Bush and director/choreographer Sutliff lightly differentiate characters without sacrificing the fable’s clean lines…‘Old Turtle’ packs a considerable emotional punch…Szepietowski is a striking young performer with a lovely voice. Her anguish is palpable and, in these volatile times, easy to identify with. The instructive aspect of the fable kicks in with an urgency that keeps it from getting didactic, as both humans and animals grapple with fear of the other." Full Review

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if your children love magic and wonder and energy.

Don't see it if your kids are scared of animals and boring.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have a child and they like magic and beauty.

Don't see it if your child doesn't like interactive beautiful talent.

Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like great staging and a good story.

Don't see it if you don't like small theaters.

Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Great staging

See it if you are tired of the same old children's show

Don't see it if if you don't like shows where people play animals.

Absorbing, Must see, Profound, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you have children - or even if you don't! I enjoyed this production as much as my children.

Don't see it if your children cannot sit through an hour long show without getting up - there is unfortunately no re-admittance if you leave the theatre.

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Profound

See it if You want to see a beautiful and timely immersive work great for families. Also a must see for fans of new musicals with heart!

Don't see it if you have very young children (4 and under) as the show deals with emotional themes which may be difficult for them.

Ambitious, Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you can bring thoughtful, imaginative, children; if you enjoy a creatively staged musical with a multi-layered story.

Don't see it if you or your child don't like to interact with actors in a close face-to-face space.

Cast & Creatives (23)