Romance of the Western Chamber
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Romance of the Western Chamber

Romance of the Western Chamber NYC Reviews and Tickets

(50 Ratings)
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Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Romantic, Funny

About the Show

In this musical adaptation of the classic 'Xi Xiang Ji,' two young lovers fly in the face of tradition and parental disapproval in 9th-century China.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (50)

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245 Reviews | 37 Followers
Exquisite, Entertaining, Epic, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You like stories like Romeo and Juliet. Great stories about Chinese culture and love stories.

Don't see it if You expect to see a short story or like catchy musical numbers

68 Reviews | 10 Followers
Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like to laugh & good ballet intermittently THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE. This is also a musical, some singers are good & some need a tutor.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals & don't have patience. You don't like a love story..don't like screaming laughter & scene stealers-cook/lying man.

53 Reviews | 25 Followers
Ambitious, Delightful, Sweet, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if appreciate chinese style of storytelling and music, not the most polished production, but entertaining. Nice set and musical accompaniment.

Don't see it if prefer big stage extravaganza perfectly performed and have hard time hearing low volume.

236 Reviews | 174 Followers
Enchanting, Exquisite, Romantic

See it if You love the delightfully romantic genre. I found this thoroughly enjoyable.

Don't see it if Romance against all the odds is nt your thing

217 Reviews | 150 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a beautiful love story about Chinese culture. Actors were engaging and enjoyable. Dancing excellent. Staging minimal

Don't see it if If not interested in Chinese dynasty. You want splashy costumes and staging. Very minimalistic staging. Don't like shows longer than 2hours Read more

812 Reviews | 133 Followers
Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Delightful

See it if you enjoy old Chinese tales. This one has romance and humor and some dance. Nicely staged and good performers.

Don't see it if you do not like Chinese tales or old fashioned stories. Read more

800 Reviews | 252 Followers
Enchanting, Slow, Delightful, Cute, Romantic

See it if Chinese folk tale of young lovers. Enriching cultural experience with Tang dynasty costumes, dancing, and musical style. Left with a smile.

Don't see it if Slow moving 2 1/2 hours. Simplistic characters. Uneven acting, singing, and dialog. Mostly solo and duet songs.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You like musicals. You want to be entertained and enjoy a delightful, romantic and funny at times show. You like singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You are not interested in musicals. You are not interested in a love story. You don't want to see dancing and hear singing.

Critic Reviews (2)

Hi! Drama
September 22nd, 2017

"An absolutely charming production...Elegant, beautiful, funny and engaging, the show is a wonderful example of passion and collaboration among artistic veterans and newcomers...Wu’s Ying-ying is delightfully expressive...Pang’s A-rei Chang is very appealing...The book and lyrics and the directing are flawless...The ensemble cast is small but superb...Clearly a labor of love on every level...Perfectly captures a romantic tale that is universal. Don’t miss it!"
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China Press
September 17th, 2017

"Faithful to the original story, but in the form of a Broadway musical, the show is interwoven with dialogue, narrative, dance, and songs...Smooth and compact. Interspersed with humorous dialogues, lyrical singing and lighthearted lines, it captured the audience’s attention from the beginning until the end...With his affectionate singing, Pang fully delivered Chang’s passion for romance...All characters were vividly portrayed."
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