The Giant Hoax
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The Giant Hoax

The Giant Hoax NYC Reviews and Tickets

(55 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great singing, Funny

About the Show

This new, family-friendly musical, based on the true story of New York's famed Cardiff Giant, offers a whimsical  journey to the past by way of a young girl’s imagination.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (55)

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145 Reviews | 28 Followers
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like a new musical with heart and soul with a good old fashioned circus style story. Innovative and kind. Lovely songs big puppet.

Don't see it if You don’t like the above. Or circuses or wizard of Oz wonder.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you like off-Broadway musicals. The performers are wonderfully talented, and the story is comic and whimsical.

Don't see it if you prefer something a bit more commercial. This show feels a bit underground and DIY. The music is provided by a background track.

107 Reviews | 30 Followers
Profound, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if want to see a wonderful world of fantasy, charlatans, what is imagination, and what is real. Even a beautiful puppet Is thrown in.

Don't see it if You are not a curious person and can’t question the events in our own “Alice in Wonderland” political world. Read more

57 Reviews | 6 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like small new musicals, family-friendly shows, and catchy music. It's interesting for children and adults. Staci Stout is REALLY good.

Don't see it if You want a polished show, a big show, strong and clear sound, a live band. Read more

69 Reviews | 6 Followers
Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy taking kids to a show.

Don't see it if you dislike kids. Read more

134 Reviews | 13 Followers
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you enjoy great singing and clever lyrics

Don't see it if you would rather see more adult entertainment Read more

738 Reviews | 144 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Show the whole family can go see that is not just for kids.

Don't see it if looking for adult theme show. This is not for little kids. Read more

172 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like musical comedies

Don't see it if you were not entertained

Critic Reviews (4)

November 30th, 2019

"True story of the Cardiff Giant in the family friendly musical 'THE GIANT HOAX' from Indieworks Theatre"
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November 30th, 2019

"'The Giant Hoax' is a charming morality tale about telling the truth and growing up. The expert hands of director Christopher Michaels and choreographer Molly Model are clearly at work in all aspects of this production, bringing a touching story with affable songs and clever lyrics to life with a cast of first rate actors."
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Front Row Center
December 6th, 2019

Score: 88% "Kit Goldstein Grant's new musical represents the first main state production for IndieWorks Theatre Company. Tap your foot to her catchy score of wonderfully whimsical music and clever lyrics set in a child's magical imaginative 1869 world of P. T. Barnum and a strange petrified giant."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
November 27th, 2019

"Step right up and learn about a fun piece of New York history…marking the 150th anniversary of 'the biggest hoax in history'…the business of catering to gullible chumps is alive and thriving."
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