Seeing You
Closed 1h 30m
Seeing You
76

Seeing You NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
74%
Mixed
12%
Negative
14%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intense, Great staging

About the Show

From the producer of 'Sleep No More' comes a brand-new, WWII-themed immersive experience, which takes place in an old warehouse.

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Member Reviews (35)

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909 Reviews | 924 Followers
82
Fun, Creative, Great staging, Great choreography

See it if you enjoy experiential theater. Light plot to weave all the parts together nicely. Beautiful choreography. Touching. Fun!!

Don't see it if you don't want to move around/stand for 90 min. You need words to tell you exactly what's happening at all times. Read more

884 Reviews | 1014 Followers
80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great choreography, Great staging

See it if You like immersive theater & dance shows. Actors give compelling performances & are excellent dancers. Impressive staging/direction.

Don't see it if You don't want to participate & be put in the middle of the story & don't want to be on your feet for 90min. It's a cool unique experience. Read more

1003 Reviews | 412 Followers
90
Ambitious, Profound, Edgy, Exquisite, Must see

See it if You like immersive shows. This one rocks! Easy enough to follow without being impossible to figure out yet vague enough for interpretation.

Don't see it if You have a hard time getting around or don't like being "herded" around in the dark or in flashing lights with lots of loud music/sounds. Read more

546 Reviews | 1881 Followers
84
Absorbing, Creative, Complex, Original, Intense

See it if you like immersive theater and dance. Complexly staged and quite beautiful at points, but also intense. Still a WOW factor! Well-staged.

Don't see it if haunting tales of war, moving around a theater, or immersive style shows are not your thing.

402 Reviews | 86 Followers
78
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if you enjoy being in the middle of the action and being moved through various setups/scenes. Some intense moments to communicate war anxieties

Don't see it if you want a show with a clear plot or to sit comfortably. The scenes where everyone was gathered around the stage were less effective. Read more

219 Reviews | 105 Followers
73
Disappointing, Entertaining, Resonant, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You love interactive shows and WWII history. It was obvious how much work and heart was put into the process.

Don't see it if If you don’t like having to actively seek out the plot. I hunted actors down. I was pulled out of the story when it wasn’t clear where to go Read more

193 Reviews | 47 Followers
81
Great staging, Great music, Great dancing, Original, Refreshing

See it if you want to see the new project of producer of the immersive play Sleep No More.

Don't see it if you want to sit in a classic theater. Read more

182 Reviews | 35 Followers
90
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Profound, Riveting

See it if you want to have your romantic notions of the WWII era called into question in a compelling and evocative way

Don't see it if you fear audience participation

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
June 21st, 2017

"The best of such productions work on a subliminal level, tugging at the edges of your mind through sensory means. While there were a lot of high-decibel sound effects and much garish visual spectacle, I so often felt I was being lectured to...The choreography was fitful, and often strained...The performers...were especially engaging nonverbally...As the story labored toward its climax, the show proved less than capable of supporting the very large ideas it courted."
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Time Out New York
June 22nd, 2017

"Engrossing and evocative…Designed by Desi Santiago, the show unfurls in a single, constantly evolving ground-floor space in the Meatpacking District. The skillful, well-drilled performers never stop moving, and Heffington gives them memorable showpieces…A nightmarish U.S.O. show yields to a wrenching battle scene (rendered in shadows) and, finally, an evocation of nuclear warfare that is both spectacular and sober. It’s very much worth seeing."
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Entertainment Weekly
June 21st, 2017

"This seemed an interesting question to pose in a theatrical setting, and one I expected would come back to haunt each audience member throughout the show. But, for the most part, it didn’t...Ultimately, I appreciate the courage it must take on behalf of the cast and crew to trust — and touch! — a new crowd of total strangers for every performance, but I would say 'Seeing You' isn’t all that worth seeing."
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AM New York
June 21st, 2017

"The hotblooded and sinister 'Seeing You' transforms an empty former meat market in the Meatpacking District (located right under the High Line) into an anxious small community during World War II...There are also small, emotionally charged scenes, which pop up suddenly, that highlight the racial tensions of the period as seen in an African-American male assigned to menial work in the Army and a Japanese-American female whose allegiance is questioned."
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Lighting & Sound America
June 22nd, 2017

“The evening becomes weirder and weirder…And so it goes for ninety long, long minutes. Are audiences really itching to be herded like cattle through a feel-bad entertainment about World War II?...The overbearing pretensions of ‘Seeing You’ would seem to be a poor fit for the type of person looking for an amusing interactive night out…'Seeing You' seems to be trying too hard to provide interactive kicks while also schooling the audience in rather obvious points about wartime ethics.”
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Theater Pizzazz
July 7th, 2017

"The pace is fast and furious...It’s also bloody, gory and replete with loud sirens and effects and a high-energy ensemble of unending talents...In the midst of it all, you’re taken to a cabaret/USO canteen show that is both glitzy patriotic and darkly sobering, and includes some memorable dance numbers and notable costumes...The message is a clear reminder of the horrors of war, lost lives, and survival. It’s dark in its presentation and you won’t walk out with a big smile on your face."
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New York Theater
June 28th, 2017

“A show that may not be the top of the line in the genre, but that fans of immersive theater would surely find worthwhile...There are a few vivid sets that pop up during climactic moments...Much of ‘Seeing You’ though is a mosaic over time of isolated moments, most of them expressed primarily in dance, some memorably…There may be stretches of time during ‘Seeing You’ that seem nothing more than a muddle, even for the most experienced theatergoer.”
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Daily Beast
June 21st, 2017

"The choreography of the show, its costume and design, are more memorable than its speech and plot. The production is many things: haunting, fun, and occasionally challenging...The lighting, design, direction, and actor/dancers are collectively wonderful to watch. The story, and lack of character detail, however, is a puzzle...You may find 'Seeing You' both bewitching and baffling, but you will not be bored."
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