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Singin' in the ER

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Excruciating, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Insipid

About the show

Ruby Lynn Reyner directs and appears in her musical satire, "Singin' in the ER," a bad trip to the hospital that's performed in Playhouse of the Ridiculous style.  More…

From the show:

The piece is inspired by ordeals in a New York City hospital suffered by the author and her husband. Now she believes that the only way to deal with such life changing experiences is through unrestrained, exorbitant laughter. The score includes the song, "Biggest Balls in Town," written by Reyner and Jackie Curtiss. Ms. Reyner was a star of Vaccarro's Playhouse of the Ridiculous, appearing in "Conquest of the Universe," "Heaven Grand In Amber Orbit" and "Trilby in La Bohemia" (Drama Desk Award for Acting), among others and starting her well-known band, Ruby and the Rednecks, with musicians she worked with in the Playhouse.

Member Reviews (17)


Excruciating, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Insipid
Avg Score

Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if You dont take life serious. Have like a few good laughs.

Don't see it if Not a long show about 50 minutes.

Also Big size cast plus three musicians. May not be for everyone, some may ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like farce musicals w/characters like Dr. Shlong. Large fun cast & wacky comedy. Lady w/arm falling off is told to "stop complaining"

Don't see it if You don't like fun 55 minute shows (that includes the 17 min late start). You don't like funny gags like "give the patient his OVERdose".

Also Was so nice to see the lady who wrote this, star in the lead role. She... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Excruciating, Funny, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you appreciate very amateurish hard working folks doing their best but lacking in talent.

Don't see it if You have no patience for unprofessional untalented work, however well meaning it is.

Indulgent, Fluffy, Dizzying

See it if You're looking for a show that reminds you of off Broadway in the 70s.

Don't see it if You want to see a big Broadway musical.

Slow, Excruciating

See it if You are interested in a middle school performance whose writers and a tees are titilated by raunchy juvenile humor

Don't see it if You want a thrilling thought provoking professional performance

Amateur, Wretched, Not funny, Miserable

See it if if you know someone in the cast & as a friend, you have to go to support them

Don't see it if just don't bother

Also cheap & tacky set (what there was of it), really awful script, bad per... Read more Read less


See it if Just don't. Terrible play. One of the worst I've ever seen as a Show-Score member. Don't know how this got produced.

Don't see it if You have anything better to do.

Disappointing, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if You enjoy bad theater because this one is really bad. It looks as though it was improvised on the spot by a cast that was just assembled.

Don't see it if You don't like bad theater (see above).

Excruciating, Dated, Cliched

See it if you like adolescent potty humor « performed » by folks who should not be seen on the professional stage

Don't see it if you don’t have an hour to waste, one that you will never get back


See it if you enjoy ridiculous shows. On the way in my friend and I were told that we looked like people who would try to sneak in. Not funny.

Don't see it if unless you are looking to see a show that's worse than a grade school play

Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like Andy Warhol type films with poor acting. See it if you think "shlong" and "vagina" are funny words.

Don't see it if expect some level of professionalism in off-off-bway plays in NYC.

Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you like unfunny sophomoric humor

Don't see it if you are looking for an evening of clever entertainment

Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to step back to the days of the Playhouse of the Ridiculous and the early days of off off Broadway.

Don't see it if Glitter, live music and over the top raunchy humor aren't your thing.

As expected, Satirical, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like to support the arts and like satire and need a quick break/distraction from regular life.

Don't see it if you dont like satire.

Exquisite, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if The ER topic where doctors ignore their patients, would never seem funny to me if not brilliant Ruby Lynn Reyner who made me laugh to tears!

Don't see it if Not recommended for those who work in ER and don’t care about their patients.

Also I kept laughing even at the next morning. Really enjoyed a kaleidoscop... Read more Read less

Great acting

See it if If you appreciate excellent vocal and accent work. Mila Levine, as the hospice nurse, Doomskaya, has great vocal color and comic timing

Don't see it if If you don't like farce, it's not for you.

Also This is an auspicious debut for Levine. She has great chemistry with t... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Talented cast/bold choices /especially stand out MILA LEVINE , the only Russian not cast in a Russian role!

Don't see it if Sometimes scene changes were slow

“Singin' in the ER” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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