Overheard at Joe’s
Closed 1h 30m
Overheard at Joe’s
66

Overheard at Joe’s NYC Reviews and Tickets

66%
(58 Ratings)
Positive
41%
Mixed
43%
Negative
16%
Members say
Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky, Slow, Ambitious

About the Show

Set in a local bar, in this interactive, improvisational, theatre experience the bartender and six improv actors embedded in the crowd create an evening of entertainment. Featuring a live musical guest at every performance.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (58)

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70 Reviews | 15 Followers
During previews
100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if if you like social events at a bar that make you actually communicate with people

Don't see it if if you are anti social and only like texting

116 Reviews | 18 Followers
During previews
95
A fantastic forum for creating dialogue which is needed now more than ever.

See it if You like shows presented in non traditional venues, involving the audience, with great music.

Don't see it if You want a Broadway spectacle.

140 Reviews | 21 Followers
During previews
95
Absorbing, Funny, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to engage with ordinary people about relatively ordinary things in a warm, funny atmosphere. Unexpectedly moving. Great music too!

Don't see it if you want a conventional plot in a conventional setting. There's a lot of humanity to be found here, but not a lot narrative drive. Read more

56 Reviews | 26 Followers
During previews
94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open to engaging in an evening where the discussion could go in a million different directions.

Don't see it if You crave a structured evening of theater with a consistent plot.

168 Reviews | 24 Followers
During previews
90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you like engaging in dialogue with strangers in a beautiful bar setting.

Don't see it if you are looking for a scripted evening or even improv. Read more

69 Reviews | 16 Followers
During previews
90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you like Cheers and having a good time and a few laughs...then this is the place you want to be. where everybody knows your name.

Don't see it if not interested in group of people having a few drinks and having a pleasant conversation with a good music...then maybe stay in that night.

54 Reviews | 12 Followers
During previews
89
Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy audience participation in a social setting.

Don't see it if You do not like improv.

611 Reviews | 142 Followers
During previews
84
Conversation as entertainment, Still workin out kinks, Hopeful, More audience brings more takeaway, Audience participation experience

See it if want chance 2 be part of discussion of ideas, want 2 share, get 2 drink in amiable atmosphere, want some meaning in your entertainment

Don't see it if don't want 2 share, believe barrooms R 4 drinking only, expect performers 2 do all work, audience participation scares U,

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
May 22nd, 2018

“Performance art is reinvented over a cheese-bacon burger or beer...The bar with striking colored windows and beautiful wooded portals never really heats up. In fact, the improvisation has a loose format; it’s is so light, you almost don’t know it’s happening. There are no strong gestures until Shelly peels out...Her stomp-through includes a diatribe against the government, looking like really cool performance art.”
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Front Mezz Junkies
May 23rd, 2018

“Inventive...This interactive barroom chat of a show showcases a rotating roster of special musical guest...Although the dialogue sometimes feels forced or gets stalled, this talented crew of actors nudge it back on track and do their best to keep the drink-fueled conversation flowing...A fun and memorable night, something unique and surprising, and even with the unsettling tantrum that happened as the show strutted its way to the end, one that I had a hard time shaking off.”
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