Seeger (FringeNYC)
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Seeger (FringeNYC)
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Seeger (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(21 Reviews)
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Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Sing-along with folksinger/activist Pete Seeger at a benefit for U.S.-Cuban normalization where he uses his greatest songs to tell of his adventures with McCarty-era witch-hunters, the Blacklist, Peekskill riots, and how a sailboat helped clean the Hudson.

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Member Reviews (21)

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302 Reviews | 82 Followers
95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Original, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You are liberal and a fan of 60s folk music and history

Don't see it if You are a right wing conservative who opposes creativity and freedom of the human spirit and equality of all peoples

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
81
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you knew Pete Seeger or never knew Pete Seeger. We need someone like him now more than ever.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy singing along.

9 Reviews | 3 Followers
98
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Delightful

See it if You are a child of the 50s, 60s, 70s or know and love anyone who is. Or if you've ever sung a single folk song. Or if you never have.

Don't see it if If you think the House Un-American Activities Committee and Joe McCarthy were doing God's work. No, Y'know what? See it anyway.

9 Reviews | 2 Followers
89
Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You're a fan of folk music of the 50's, and 60's, want some history interwoven with your entertainment and appreciate big talent.

Don't see it if If you were a fan of Joseph McCarthy, Roy Cohn, and the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities. You won't like it!

6 Reviews | 2 Followers
94
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Masterful

See it if You love theater that entertains and gives you a glimpse into the past and how it connects to the present

Don't see it if you don't like folk music

3 Reviews | 4 Followers
93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to sing, laugh, and learn about pop culture and politics in the era of McCarthyism

Don't see it if you're not a fan of audience participation, or if you hate banjos!

2 Reviews | 3 Followers
94
Refreshing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the truth and vulnerability of someone's life

Don't see it if you aren't interested in honest work

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You want to learn more about Seeger and hear his most beloved songs.

Don't see it if You don't want to sing along

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatre is Easy
August 19th, 2016

"There is little nuance to the singer as a personality, nor is there much of a plot. Because Noojin places Seeger on a pedestal, it is almost impossible for him to provide a truthful portrayal of the man...'Seeger' is great fun if you know your mid-twentieth-century folk music and are looking for some sweet nostalgia, but if you’re seeking a dynamic story, then this one-man show may leave you wanting more."
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CurtainUp
August 27th, 2016

"While the sing-alongs were heart-warming, it was when Noojin shared the particulars of Seeger's life story that the audience really leaned in. Noojin pinpoints some of Seeger's life-changing moments…True, Noojin isn't saying anything strikingly new about Seeger in his solo show. But how he says it is memorable. Anybody who is a Seeger fan should make a bee-line for the Huron Club, where this song-fest is humming."
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T
August 18th, 2016

“Pete Seeger may have been taken from us over two years ago, but Randy Noojin brings him so much to life in his solo show it seems as if the great singer and activist never died...Should not be missed by anyone who loves Seeger or good music or our right and duty as Americans to stand up for justice...Seeger believed the right song at the right time could change history. ‘Seeger’ shows that the right show at the right time can make your day.”
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HY on the Fringe
August 29th, 2016

"Noojin came on stage and effectively resurrected Pete Seeger. Not only is he a dynamite folk singer who performs around a dozen Seeger classics, he's written a brilliant script that perfectly captures the spirit, personality, and passions of Seeger. There are thousands of creative decisions that go into a show. In virtually each case, Noojin has somehow managed to make the perfect choice...Not only the finest musical of the festival, but a stellar production ready for a commercial run as is."
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