Open run | 1h 10m | Brooklyn

Oscar at the Crown

From 57 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Confusing, Absorbing

About the show

Set in a secret bunker far in the fascist future, this new, immersive, queer nightclub musical explores a world where little more than sequins, reality television, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde have survived. More…

"Oscar at the Crown" celebrates the rise and fall of one of history's most flamboyant characters. It goes without saying that it's also about the Real Housewives and a minor character from that show The O.C, and yes, it’s also about all of us here today: staring at our phones, wondering if our latest Instagram post is going to flop and if the bombs have started flying yet.

1h 10m | Open run | 3 Dollar Bill (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (57)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Confusing, Absorbing
80
Avg Score

67
Quirky, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You saw "Here Lies Love" and enjoyed the "movable" stage aspect. Plot and connection to Oscar Wilde was murky at best. Too much going once.

Don't see it if You don't like to stand during the entire performance and are not used to a chaotic scene on & off stage.

31
Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You like juvenile musicals, and you like to adventure in plays than can be a disaster, like this one.

Don't see it if You want to see a good musical, this one is too risky to believe that you are going to hear good music.

Also Oscar at the Crown is like a high school play. The singing was bad. Th... Read more Read less

91
Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to dance & sway to incredible music with energetic dancing. Talented cast. Audience moves with the cast & staging. Friendly group

Don't see it if You do not want to stand for 90 minutes. Reminiscing of a rave. Don't like loud music & strobes

Also Show Score Captain Brandon is in the show. To participate in an unique... Read more Read less

90
Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You have an open mind and want to have fun!

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater or you want to sit

95
Dizzying, Riveting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love immersive theatre, dance music, and queer stories. This is an electrifying show where performers sing and dance all around you.

Don't see it if you're shy or uncomfortable with audience participation. The show happens on a dance floor, and the performers are close enough to touch.

72
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Confusing, Raunchy

See it if You like nightclub atmospheres where you can dance around and interact with the performers. Overall the space and show are fun.

Don't see it if The sound levels are not very balanced; most of the show I could not hear the dialogue or lyrics so it was more about watching/dancing

80
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a fun time and enjoy immersive theater.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater, pop culture, or standing for the duration of a show.

Also This show is a lot smarter than it leads on. It can get a bit campy at... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want a fun bar show about Oscar Wilde with some kick-ass music with some of the best singers in the city.

Don't see it if You want an immersive show. This isn't that immersive, which is fine but the marketing leads you to think that it will be very immersive

55
Edgy, Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to dance and drink and have feel like you’re watching the New Year’s Eve show from Pleasure Island at Disney World from 2000.

Don't see it if You want to understand the story or hear any lyrics. The sound is absolutely atrocious and totally kills the excellent actors’ momentum.

89
Epic, Ambitious

See it if You are in the mood to let loose and have a good time.

Don't see it if I can't think of one.

Also You may not like musicals, you may not be gay, you may not know pop cu... Read more Read less

76
Dizzying, Ambitious, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Extravagant and explosive, see if you enjoy dystopian worlds & multiple storyline + songs. Very engaging

Don't see it if you don't like loud noises/flashy lights/standing while watching a show

85
Ambitious, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if If you like Oscar Wilde it’s a great show but the sound needs to be better

Don't see it if You don’t like lgbtq topics. The location is at a gay bar in Brooklyn and it’s not a place to bring kids.

89
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You're gay; you love history, literature, or the Real Housewives; you want something fun and flamboyant but ultimately meaningful

Don't see it if You want a traditional show; you want a clear/easy-to-follow storyline; gay bars/vogueing/pop culture aren't your thing

78
Dizzying, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like queer immerseive theater

Don't see it if you're looking for a show to understand more than experience

100
Exhilarating, cutting edge, joyful

See it if you like new experiences, if you like being saturated by sensory stimulation, super talented singers. It's a party from start to finish.

Don't see it if you prefer being seated and prefer a traditional proscenium staging, and don't want to be surrounded by music for and entire 75 minutes.

Also I've seen it over 20 times. Typically, I see two or three plays a week... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Riveting, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You love incredible singing and dancing and fabulous costumes!

Don't see it if You like traditional musical theater - this is an amazing fun night out in an incredible space.

77
Quirky, Great singing, Edgy, Cliched, Delightful

See it if You're young (I think promenade theatre is a young persons game) and have an interest in queer culture.

Don't see it if You're over the age of 35 and don't like loud things.

Also with its quirky premise and cast of all shapes, sizes, race and sexual... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Clever, Confusing, Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like experimental theatre, know who Oscar Wilde is, like top notch dancing, support smaller theater, like productions like Fuerza Bruta

Don't see it if you don't like experimental theater, need to sit, didn't like Fuerza Bruta (it is similar), have a problem moving around, are homophobic.

Also I would've like to have scored it higher, but I have to admit..I was s... Read more Read less

During previews
92
Night club, Loud, Delightful, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Imagine Here Lies Love meets Hedwig meets a warehouse rave. It's loud and brash (and has some sound issues) but this was an exciting,

Don't see it if innovative night of theatre. I'd recommend going with friends unless you're comfortable being that solo guy hanging out at the club alone.

During previews
65
Indulgent

See it if i admire the effort and the dancing etc etc etc

Don't see it if i love shows like this but this one was a big disappointment. it was very uncool, unsexy, unexciting, un-

During previews
69
Quirky, Dizzying

See it if you want to support energetic young artists doing queer work.

Don't see it if you like to hear lyrics or dialogue. If you are looking for an immersive club-like experience & dont care about what you are seeing/hearing.

Also Frustrating. It is difficult to rate a show that I (and 5 friends of v... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Funny, Great singing, Loud, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like clubbing, dancing, rock/pop musicals, reality tv, Oscar Wilde, queer culture, and vaguely post-apocalyptic stories.

Don't see it if you need to sit*; you don't like loud music or clubs; you don't like queer stories; you want a fully fleshed out plot.

Also *If you need an accommodation do contact the venue, because they were ... Read more Read less

During previews
84
Fluffy, Energetic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy colorful, quirky and high energy shows with a nightclub score and young cast

Don't see it if You prefer substance over style (come to the show for a good time, not a good plot)

Also Show also had some sound issues (hard to understand the actors at time... Read more Read less

During previews
98
Enchanting, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in dystopian takes on art, humanity, and life set to music with glitter.

Don't see it if you dislike EDM music, flashing lights, and being on your feet for 2 hours.

Also Oscar Wilde believed in art for arts sake, and that's what magnified o... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you enjoy interactive shows (sort of like fuerza bruta) and like fab dancing and singing

Don't see it if You’re not into moving around during the show.


June 6th, 2019
"The idea of Oscar Wilde and Julie Cooper somehow being linked in an infernal loop of reality, fiction, and fetish gear certainly is intriguing, but 'Oscar at the Crown' is brought down by interchangeable numbers and a staging, by Shira Milikowsky, that too often mistakes agitation for energy or ...
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August 13th, 2019
"The worst thing you can say about 'OSCAR at The Crown' is that it is harmless; that's also the best thing you can say about it. Perhaps Wilde -- who, after all, said, 'The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about" -- wouldn't mind too much.'"
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July 30th, 2019
"If you're looking for a dance party or an excuse to dress up and wear glitter, this is the show for you. It's best experienced with a large group of friends, after you've all had a drink or three...It's fun at first, but becomes repetitive in the short 90-minute run time...In the end, you don't ...
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