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Out of Water

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious, Clever

About the show

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.

1h 30m | Already closed | TADA! Theater (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (25)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious, Clever
65
Avg Score

50
Fluffy, Amateurish, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

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!

67
Quirky, Clever, Banal, Ambitious

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.

75
Refreshing, Quirky, Clever, Absorbing

See it if some nice talent, interesting tale. fish lovers will enjoy it. Brazil info arises.

Don't see it if why are sets moved, moved, moved and moved again

72
Diffuse, Upbeat, Personable, Undistinguished, Pleasant

See it if you’d like to see a pleasant enough musical for kids, except it’s for adults.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play with breadth or depth.

Also The cast for “Out of Water,” a musical from Brazil, is personable. The... Read more Read less

71
Clever, Intelligent, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

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.

65
Hard working actors, Slow, Entertaining, Indulgent, Disappointing

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.

71
Earnest, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

66
Family show, light

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.

Also The acting was good and some songs were catchy, but I'm not sure if th... Read more Read less

70
Insipid, Funny, Slow, Refreshing, Enchanting

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.

60
Well meaning, Thin, Fluffy, Disappointing, Pleasant

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.

Also Helora Danna is adorable—there's no other word—with a natural warmth a... Read more Read less

59
Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

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.

62
Banal, Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

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!

65
Kids friendly, Childish, Great singing, Disappointing

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.

70
Cliched, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

74
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like childrens theater

Don't see it if you dont like musicals

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if Story telling play w/ a breakout of songs Family friendly. non-violent & non-sexual Clever minimal staging

Don't see it if You Want a good song & dance musical.

Also Supporting actress talent is held back. ... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining

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.

65
Enchanting, Disappointing

See it if into a charming-at-times children musical

Don't see it if expecting something BRAZILIAN or grownup entertainment

Also The story of a boy and his fish-friend going through a list of fears i... Read more Read less

55
Slow, Insipid, Dated, Banal, Disappointing

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.

50
Childish, Great writing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Entertaining

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.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Profound

See it if you want a small scale pocket musical that ends with a profound punch.

Don't see it if you expect everything good, clever, and beautiful to come in the same packaging.

Also people giving this show bad reviews need to defrost their frozen heart... Read more Read less

48
Amateurish, Shameful, Boring, Excruciating, Disappointing

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!

Also I gave it the highest BAD score just for their effort but I’d rather h... Read more Read less

26
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like a show about an idea.

Don't see it if you care about the execution of the idea and you expect adequate vocalization.

Also We saw Helena Danna, who was the best part of the show, as Pepita. In ... Read more Read less

77
Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if ......you enjoy a metaphoric thought provoking story line and clever plot layout

Don't see it if ...........if you prefer elaborate staging and props

65
Insipid, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You're Brazilian or have kids to bring. A pleasant YA experience of storytelling and bland music.

Don't see it if You're expecting bossa nova or anything resembling what most think of as Brazilian music.


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