The House of Setting Sun (Dream Up)
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The House of Setting Sun (Dream Up)
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The House of Setting Sun (Dream Up) NYC Reviews and Tickets

46%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
10%
Mixed
30%
Negative
60%
Members say
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Excruciating, Ambitious

About the Show

Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival: In this Jazz-Age musical, the surviving member of a prominent Georgia family invites a fortuneteller to his plantation to divine who killed his long-dead parents.

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Member Reviews (20)

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406 Reviews | 188 Followers
63
Slow, Original, Confusing, Strange, Great singing

See it if you like any musical. storyline is hard to follow and takes place in Savannah. light opera? family strife? mystery? mystical?make sense?

Don't see it if you expect a coherent experience. everyone singing on key. more than a piano. well-defined characters. reason for so many in cast.

353 Reviews | 89 Followers
55
Strangely compelling, Inaudible, Ambitious, Yet clichéd

See it if Patience & ears allow enduring a well-acted yet poorly sung by non-singers inaudible-at-10-feet production with potential &interesting score

Don't see it if Plot matters: game non-singers in over their heads keeping up with a complicated score results in an incomprehensible storyline and ending. Read more

337 Reviews | 72 Followers
48
Cliched, Confusing, Excruciating, Insipid, Uninspired

See it if you have the time for a meaningless, unsatisfying adventure in the theatre. Time better spend wandering the neighborhood.

Don't see it if There is really nothing to recommend about this show. Sorry!

302 Reviews | 85 Followers
25
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating, Quirky

See it if You can appreciate a few excellent voices and a hilarious, adept performance by one actor (you will spot her immediately) amidst mediocrity

Don't see it if You do not have an evening to waste

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
55
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you like operatic singing with a range of the same 6 or 7 notes (great for sleeping) - the cast was talented - some of the voices were great

Don't see it if you can't sit through an unedited story where all the songs sound the same which is amazing because they were written by different people.

146 Reviews | 16 Followers
48
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Boring

See it if You simply have to see all New Theater productions to measure their progress

Don't see it if You enjoy musicals and we'll written stories that you can follow along with

123 Reviews | 57 Followers
10
Confusing, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You like seeing very very early stages of a show. You want to support new work. Two of the cast members have lovely voices.

Don't see it if You're looking for a coherent story line, quality writing, or strong voices singing on key. Borderline unwatchable.

126 Reviews | 38 Followers
20
Cliched, Excruciating, Slow, Bad writing, Great singing

See it if I honestly can't recommend this show; the actors did a great job with some pretty terrible material, but it was still hard to sit through

Don't see it if you appreciate smart lyrics, a strong story line, and high production values; they're sadly lacking here.