Brooklyn | 1h 10m | Already closed

Oscar at the Crown

From 22 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy

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 | Already closed | 3 Dollar Bill (Brooklyn)


“Oscar at the Crown” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

100
Epic, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like new, innovative, non-traditional theater. You want to feel like you're a part of the the evolving future of theater.

Don't see it if You like traditional sit-down theater

100
Great to see young people with such talent, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if this is a young show with great voices movable sets and staging while audience surrounds the scenes - a brief funny look at Oscar wilde but

Don't see it if if you do not enjoy dance music and obscure references to Oscar wilde's life

93
Entertaining, Relevant, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want a fun, flashy, glittery, immersive post-apocalyptic telling of the life of Oscar Wilde and contemplation of its lessons.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable in loud, crowded spaces or queer bars.

92
Must see, Exquisite, Great acting, Infectiously entertaining, Brilliant

See it if love being immersed in great singing, staging, acting, dancing. Want to be uplifted and carried away. Enjoy something new and brilliant.

Don't see it if you need traditional theater -- a seat separate from the stage.

Also with the mics for sound and loud music some of the dialogue and lyrics... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Confusing, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if looking for a fun high energy off broadway show. This is not for everyone, it's like being in the club with the singers around you.

Don't see it if looking for a well thought out play or musical. Go for the fun, stay for the great singing.

Also I don't know anything about Oscar Wilde, and the story was really conf... Read more Read less

89
Riveting, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to rave with 19th century English history. Dystopian pop fantasia. Great costumes/choreo/music! Lots of fun, but bring ur ear plugs

Don't see it if You have sensitive ears. The music is LOUD. if you have mobility issues. Standing all night and the audience has to move around a lot.

Also If Angels in America was on LSD and Prep.

88
Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want high octane energy, fantastic singing, & steampunk inspired bonkers fun!

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable going to a club for the evening, lots of standing, loud volumes, or if you want a traditional experience

Also I went into this with zero expectations, and was blown away by this am... Read more Read less

80
Confusing, Edgy, Dizzying

See it if This is an immersive evening at a club, with loud music. Theres great energy, and the tracks are pretty exciting.

Don't see it if You dont love the idea of standing for hours in a crowded nightclub with blaring music. This is not a traditional play in a theatre

78
Fun, Riveting, Great singing, Epic, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy dancing, partying, look for outstanding, dramatic performances. An interest in Oscar Wilde and/or RHOC a plus.

Don't see it if The idea of going to a dance club gives you a headache or stresses you out.

Also The performances are outstanding - incredible singing and dancing. Alt... Read more Read less

75
Experimental, Dynamic, Confusing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like experimental, song/dance performance theater w/ constant audience's moving around in the stylings of Fuerza Bruta & Here Lies Love.

Don't see it if you don't want to move around in the duration of the show. It is a fun experience but the story telling is confusing unlike Here Lies Love.

70
Confusing, Great singing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if Oscar at the Crown is a great concert experience with quite a gut punch waiting. The night club air implicates the audience in the ending

Don't see it if The setting is almost too well done. The music overwhelms the singing and especially the dialogue. I missed large pieces of conversation

Also It's almost hard to critique Oscar at the Crown. I had a blast. While ... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Edgy, Intense

See it if you like experimental, edgy, loud, lively, musical. Dancing is encouraged but that’s as immersive as it can get.

Don't see it if you love the comfort of a chair. I admire the energy and edginess of the show but it sometimes gets too much.

68
Entertaining, Edgy, Confusing

See it if You like bright flashy neon, nightclubs, dancing, and unusual, experimental shows.

Don't see it if You don't like standing on your feet for an entire show, loud noises, or if strobe lights make you dizzy.

65
Loud, Quirky, Original, Energetic, Ambitious

See it if you missed Studio 54 before they put the seats back in - go go dancers, mirror ball and costumed audience. Energetic hard working performers

Don't see it if you expect a traditional theatrical experience. Crowded, no seating & gigantic speakers pumping continuous noise that covers the dialogue

65
Fluffy, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you want to party to uptempo music in a bar/club space. You like flashing lights and loud EDM. You enjoy dance for the sake of dance.

Don't see it if you're looking for substance or coherence. You don't like crowds.

Also This recent trend for club set immersive shows is one I'm generally in... Read more Read less

60
Absorbing, Loud, Quirky, Intense, Confusing

See it if you're inebriated or very hip. More seriously, if the idea of a wide-ranging, queer-friendly, pop-rave musical with dance interests you.

Don't see it if You don't want to stand in a rambunctious performance on a dance floor in a dive bar for a loud, unfocused show about Wilde and reality TV.

Also It was interesting, but not always clear what was happening, and I cou... Read more Read less

54
Incomprehensible plot - something to do with the tv show "the oc", Deafening volume, started 38 minutes late, waited outdoors 20+ minutes in freezing cold

See it if The dance numbers are fun to watch and the songs are catchy.

Don't see it if No excuse to keep 200+ patrons waiting in a super long line outdoors (due to slow coat check line). Bring earplugs; bass sound is deafening.

92
Intense, Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if you want to have a lot of fun! You may easily see how long this project has been developing. It is very different than any other show.

Don't see it if you like to be seated seeing a classic play. This show is for people who wants to have fun and connect with the artists.

100
Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like great singing, great dancing, high energy non traditional theatre in a non traditional venue. Dance to great music during the show.

Don't see it if You like traditional theatre in a traditional seated venue ..unless you're feeling adventurous in which case I highly recommend seeing it.

100
Epic, Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like your mind blown! It was like riding a glitter roller coaster through a post apocalyptic wonderland of pop music and dance.

Don't see it if You don't like to dance or move around. This show is not seated.

90
Must see, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like immersive 360 environments, high energy music and choreography mixed with a compelling story. There was also a bar!

Don't see it if You're boring. You'll be moving around a lot and dancing with the performers up close and personal.

45
Confusing, Dizzying, Intense, Great singing, Clever

See it if If you have had a lot to drink and like really fun dance numbers, high belting, and not much else.

Don't see it if you prefer story over spectacle, and are looking for a transformative experience rather than a deafening mess of song and dance.

Also ***This show is SITE-SPECIFIC, not immersive. The last ten minutes of ... Read more Read less


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