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. More…
"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!" Full Review
"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." Full Review
See it if You like a nice Asian story Want beautiful costumes Want to hear amazing voices and to see Wonderful choreography
Don't see it if Why would you not want to see it? It is a showcase show with dynamic actors. Support the arts!
See it if See this play if you want to see Great acting amazing singing and dancing a cultural experience a refreshing play
Don't see it if Don't see this play if you do not like musicals
See it if you support multi-cultural voices in theater and enjoy surprisingly hi-level production values in a showcase. Great cast, set, costumes
Don't see it if You like more traditional fare, and a faster ace. This is not your usual NY show.
See it if You enjoy nail biting drama that will keep you at the edge of your seat with great singing, lots of laughs, and tons of imagination
Don't see it if If you lack the creativity to be transferred to another world of wonder and amazement.
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
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.
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.
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
Also Welcoming and unique venue.
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.
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.
See it if Opportunity to watch a Chinese classic with local color, folk music and dance A lite version of Red Chamber, most entertaining and feel good
Don't see it if If you are looking for serious classical drama this Gilbert and Sullivan version may not be to your liking. Nor length or dance interludes
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.
See it if you're interested in performances from a non-Western tradition; you enjoy folk stories; you want to support diversity in theater
Don't see it if you're looking for traditional musical - this is more a drama with songs, and the songs feel distinctly Asian with English lyrics
See it if and old saga from China told through exquisite music, dancing, singing and delicate choreography. Adventure, romance, and humor. See it!
Don't see it if you prefer a dark or serious show, this is a musical with a light and humorous theme. A delightful night at the theater!
See it if you want a glimpse into a Chinese folk tale with tunes creatively arranged from Chinese melodies.
Don't see it if you mind rough edges when it comes to the production and performance. Like a delicious corndog but the condiments aren't applied properly.
Also The plot is oddly Shakespearean, for those who are into that.
See it if interested in ancient chinese fable exhibited in operetta musical form. Brings this chinese genre closer to english speaking audience.
Don't see it if not intent on romantic & poetic at times slow paced classical melodrama. Show is well done, but still off-broadway production.
See it if You're open to a lovely production, nice music, a predictable plot and over-the-top book (more telling than showing)
Don't see it if You like large scale productions, ensemble singing, or nuanced storylines
See it if You'd like to see more Asian artists and culture represented on the New York stage. This show features an unpolished (yet endearing) cast.
Don't see it if You're looking for a snappy and well-paced musical. You don't enjoy romantic fables, operettas, or melodramas.
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