This new Brazilian musical tells tells the story of a young boy from a small town who no longer remembers his own name, and his new friend, Mr. Out of Water, as they embark on a journey to find the sea. More…
From the show:
The award-winning Brazilian musical Out of Water is coming to New York City following a critically acclaimed run in Brazil in 2018. Hailed as “A gem yet to be discovered” by Estadão Newspaper, Out of Water: A Brazilian Pocket Musical (meaning it runs 80 minutes with no intermission) will play 11-shows only between August 10 and September 1 at TADA! Theater (12 W. 28th Street).
Set in a very small city in the middle of nowhere in Brazil, *Out of Water* tells the tale of Kid (to be played by Eduardo Medaets), a young boy who no longer remembers his own name, and his new friend, Mr. Out of Water, as they embark on a journey to find the sea. Along the way, the two friends stumble upon various traditional Brazilian characters who guide them to overcome the biggest fears known to man, giving new meaning to their lives and their journey.
See it if You don’t mind sitting through a show that’s very light on substance. It’s somewhat clever but the talent is not there to support it.
Don't see it if You’re hoping for a well performed show or one with a clear plot line or unique sets or costumes...not here.
Also It was a looooooong 80 minutes!
See it if A family friendly show that needs work. The story is well intentioned but not deep enough not relevant nor good enough.
Don't see it if You want a show that has a good story to it . Actors are okay but not a show that you will remember afterwards.
See it if you like exposure to work from other countries. It has some nice tunes and a trio of Brazilian actors who have good voices on a minimal set.
Don't see it if you really want a musical - it's a play with songs. It is not really focused toward adults or young children though it has nice messages.
Also Basic exposure to Brazilian Portuguese language and culture.
See it if you enjoy children's theater that uses devices like repetition, flexible set pieces, symbolic characters, simple songs, epic hero's journey
Don't see it if you prefer serious or subtle theater with complex characters, music and plot.
See it if Simple fishtail of Brasilian boy and aquatic friend's search for memory and a new wet home.Relying on companion who needs you gives purpose.
Don't see it if A parable. A parable without talented actors and writing, invites comparison to an earnest, well-intentioned musical kiddie show.
See it if you'd like a light on plot, family/child theatre style folk tale. The music is good in some parts.
Don't see it if you want an attention-grabbing story. The book needs condensing to remove a lot of filler that makes the tale drag.
See it if you enjoy an English version of a sweet, naive ethnic parable probably most appropriate for young school age children
Don't see it if you are bored by linear tales with simple sweet themes, messages, songs from perspective of young boy, or cannot sit 90 min. w/out interval
Also Promising if music is improved.
See it if Don’t have much positives comments. If you equate it to a middle school production, then you will love it. I say just skip.
Don't see it if Lead went from sharp to flat often during most of the performance. OMG.. dreadful!
See it if You're easily entertained by a very pleasant, unevenly skilled if well-rehearsed cast in a thinly written parable with even thinner songs.
Don't see it if Expecting Brazilian music or anything ethnic or regional; those aspects apparently tossed aside in translating this hero's journey for all.
See it if You like Brazilian music, support Brazilian artist, learn their culture. The story might have worked but something lost in translation
Don't see it if You do not like small theater, small cast, plays with lots of singing.
See it if Very simple story of a young man looking to put his fish in the ocean. The 3 talented young actors did an impressive job thou.
Don't see it if Your looking for a more thought provoking story or full broadway type musical.
See it if You want to bring your kids to the show. I think the writer has good intentions but it's still not well written. Easy to forget.
Don't see it if You expect to see a well executed musical with thought provoking & meaningful story and well written lyrics and music.
See it if See it if you have a good imagination and enjoy a new fable about life’s journey. The story itself is good.
Don't see it if The staging and music and singing are average to poor. The direction and musical adaptation need work.
See it if It is a cute little show for 75 minutes with three charming actors and a bit of Brazil in it.
Don't see it if It’s a show more for the kids than adults. The same message of “fear” keep on repeating.
See it if you don't mind a insipid story, directing and music. Singing and acting are not bad.
Don't see it if you expect anything with Brazilian flavour. Especially songs are very far from Brazilian music.
See it if U like 2 C actors who can’t sing or act embarrass themselves. My niece’s high school musical was far better. What a disaster! Wasted time.
Don't see it if U expect 2 attend a musical where the actors can sing &act, where there is a plot & where U wld hear Brazilian music. Yawn!
See it if You have an ear for translation. The script was good from Portuguese to English but there were others that could have been better.
Don't see it if You don’t fall for “Magical Realism”