The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit
Closed 2h 45m
The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit

The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
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Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

About the Show

Workshop Theater revives its musical about the post-'A Christmas Carol' adventures of Tiny Tim, who ventures off in search of who he will become.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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254 Reviews | 138 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Off Broadway musical theater at it's finest. Lengthy (easier to cut than add), great singing, choreography takes full use of small stage.

Don't see it if You only want to see Broadway stage ready productions. This is The Workshop Theater. This is much better than last year's version.

572 Reviews | 138 Followers
Delightful, Edited version livelier than last year's, Timothycrachitt/robbyhaltiwanger = miraculous, Great staging, Beautiful singing

See it if want Christmas/Carnival air using Tim Crachitt's back/front/future story as its base, great cast, better intro number, Joyeux Noel #=delight

Don't see it if you'd rather be shopping, didn't like Nicholas Nickleby, think over 2 hours in the theatre is criminal, prefer to be Scrooge B4 he changes Read more

92 Reviews | 14 Followers
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like appealing actors and solid stage values

Don't see it if you are looking for a focused story. Read more

25 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great staging, Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You appreciate creative staging (stagecraft all around) and a handful of pretty talented actors and live music; (Grimaldi storyline great!).

Don't see it if You can't afford to spend just under THREE hours on show that needs serious editing & needs focus, desperately; you're looking for Dickens.

111 Reviews | 46 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you are entertaining an intelligent child including yourself. You want a holiday show with more than the typical holiday banalities.

Don't see it if you are afraid of clowns, dancing and having fun. Laughter is out of the question for you. You don't like rummaging in anyone's attic.

2 Reviews | 3 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Original, Entertaining

See it if you want a peek at something that will make it to Broadway!

Don't see it if You're a Scrooge!

Critic Reviews (5)

Theater Pizzazz
December 19th, 2016

"A lively musical which has memorable music and lyrics...The writer tries to do too much, resulting in the show having an excessive three-hour run time. When the play jumps between the three main plots, much of the momentum is lost...'The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit' has an energetic, charismatic and believable cast; enjoyable music and lyrics; a distracted, disjointed, yet at moments intriguing script; and is about forty-five minutes too long."
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December 9th, 2016

"A delightful musical...The ensemble cast of 11 is superb...It is a little too lengthy to relate what should be the simple story of Timothy’s journey. The book perhaps unnecessarily develops the backstory of Grimaldi and his son, and the opening musical number, while setting the scene for the rest of the play, went on for too long with lyrics that were difficult to understand...'Timothy' provides a great entertainment value—leaving money in your pocket to spend on more holiday cheer!"
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December 10th, 2015
For a previous production

"Suffers from an overstuffed script which forcefully pieces together two completely different worlds...Though 'The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit' isn’t without its flaws, this is a show which has immense promise. Strategic refinement of the storytelling, a good hard look at which songs matter the most, shaving a half hour off the running time would do wonders for this sweet and original coming-of-age tale. "
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Theater Pizzazz
December 8th, 2015
For a previous production

"Admirable on many levels. It is an ambitious, boisterous musical...The entire cast is terrific...As good as the show is, it is a tad too long and may suffer from similarities to the now legendary Royal Shakespeare Company’s 'Nicholas Nickleby' adaptation. But 'The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit' compensates with immediacy, energy and the fun of discovering a new—sort of—Dickens tale."
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Times Square Chronicles
December 7th, 2015
For a previous production

"The book is a little convoluted and overstuffed with songs. There are 23 musical numbers and the show runs over two hours long. There is definitely a show here, but they need to stick to the issues that are most important...Thomas Coté, the director of this piece and I would assume the choreographer, does wonders. He keeps this show moving and fun."
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