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.
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.
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
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.
See it if You’d enjoy a modern mashup of Rocky Horror, Pippin, and god knows what. When it soars it truly soars
Don't see it if But just as much of it is incomprehensible (just like rocky horror so haha). It’s also loud. And sweaty. So choose your own adventure.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
See it if Immersive night club setting - energetic and fun queer take on Oscar Wilde's musical
Don't see it if No place to sit so you have to be fit. It's really loud and more of a night club experience than a theater one
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.