Romance of the Western Chamber
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Romance of the Western Chamber
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Romance of the Western Chamber NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(50 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
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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80
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.

81
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.

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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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