Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, 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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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144 Reviews | 37 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you can take a young person or two or three with you to enjoy an intelligent show geared toward the younger set.

Don't see it if you want a purely adult-level show. Read more

180 Reviews | 33 Followers
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.

86 Reviews | 16 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Intelligent

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

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

206 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Slow

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.

19 Reviews | 5 Followers
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.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Profound, Must see

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.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
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.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Delightful, Intelligent, Great staging, Thought-provoking

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

Says Me Says Mom
May 11th, 2017

"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."
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New York Theatre Review
May 17th, 2017

“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."
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