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"If you're expecting any semblance of theatrical content, you'll surely be disappointed. But those drinks, they’re divine...Caporale's writing is littered with unfunny recurring jokes that lean into moans by the end...It's a dramaturgical nightmare...'Christmas Carol Cocktails' is a festive night with drinks that were fun and fabulous. It’s fast-paced cherriness that kicks off the season. If you can put aside the text, you’re bound to enjoy yourself. The drinks are worth the price of admission." Full Review
"Scrooge is played with funny, spastic vivacity by Andrew Orsie…Kate Hoover is witty and spunky as the Ghost of Spirits Past…While not groundbreaking theatre, ‘The Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails’ is a sweet holiday celebration, and has the unique aspect of adding in Christmas cocktails. It’s perfect for a date night in the city, or bringing a group of friends for a more unique theater experience." Full Review
for a previous production "A highly entertaining show for tourists and New York City residents alike. It not only introduces the audience to the history of alcoholic holiday beverages, it also promises laughter and skillfully crafted harmonies sung by talented performers…The cast breaks the fourth wall efficiently and effectively…It’s hard to beat a show that entertains, educates, and inebriates…The music, the performances, the comedy, and the audience interaction are what make this show great." Full Review
for a previous production “The cast does a wonderful job of captivating the audience with moving musical numbers, humorous banter and lively interactions. We left the theater that evening substantially more jolly. The ‘Imbible: Christmas Carol Cocktails’ is a fun twist on a classic story that is a must for anyone looking to experience a unique and memorable holiday show. Whether you’re a native, or just visiting for the holidays, if you’re in NYC this month it should definitely be on your list!” Full Review
for a previous production "Not being a fan of many old-timey holiday drinks, I wasn’t sure what to expect...So when someone handed me a Brandy Syllabub before the start of the show, describing it as a 'proto nog,' I was dubious that I’d like it...This wasn’t hot, it was faintly carbonated, and it was amazing—I wanted another....In addition to the Brandy Syllabub, the show includes a Drambuie Mocha hot coffee drink and a Molecular Candy Cane Martini. Cheers!" Full Review
for a previous production "Educational, silly and with the best drinks in town. 'The Imbible' is a must-see if you are over 21...A ticket to the show is $75, which may sound expensive for an off-Broadway show; however, when you consider that three decadent holiday drinks are included with each ticket, it is THE best place for a date night...So how do four actors with no backup band, high-tech scenery and lights make you laugh, sing and be thoroughly entertained for over 60 minutes? By being extremely talented." Full Review
See it if you really enjoy cream-based drinks, especially when they are free; you like "campy" performances
Don't see it if you can get tickets to see any of the other "performance with drinks" shows happening now; you don't want to have to get drunk to have fun
See it if you want something fun to do, especially if you like experimenting with new drinks. Corny fun but it's exactly what you think it will be.
Don't see it if you're expecting a high brow evening or top notch sets & costumes. This is silly fun but done well. The cast really put their heart in it.
See it if You enjoy drinking and are okay with a very silly play that revolves around the drinks that you are drinking with some singing thrown in.
Don't see it if you don't drink. I don't a drinker and while I enjoyed the silly story and the characters, I would have enjoyed this more if I liked alcohol
See it if you get a free ticket and want to waste two hours hearing weakly sung a capella arrangements of Christmas tunes.
Don't see it if you'd rather spend your money buying good cocktails than drinking the free mediocre ones provided with the ticket price.
See it if You're in need of some holiday cheer, creative cocktails are your jam, you want a fun night out with pals.
Don't see it if You're not into drinking, audience participation gives you hives
See it if you want something light and fun for a night, you want some interesting drinks with your ticket, you love Christmas carols
Don't see it if you're not down for alcohol, you don't feel like a history lesson and want a narrative-driven story, you're a real Scrooge
See it if you want to have fun, hear Christmas songs, drink some cocktails and maybe learn a little about those drinks.
Don't see it if you already have a favorite bar complete with fun talkative bartenders and good live music.
See it if You love the holiday season, are open to a new spin on the classic, "A Christmas Carol," and holiday music, holiday drinks and ice cream.
Don't see it if You do not like small-scale holiday shows/music, acapella singing, any tampering with the classics, drinking, or mini history lessons
See it if you like to see different ways to do a live show, like drinking, history and Christmas carols.
Don't see it if You want more of a story, hate audience participation or don't like mixed drinks.
See it if Want to have a few drinks in a new way. Bar in a classroom type show. The cast/bartenders had great comic timing
Don't see it if If you aren't a drinker and never cared about alcohol. This history can get a little off script and slow in sections.
See it if You want to go with friends for a fun night out with laughs, drinks, and a bit of audience participation
Don't see it if You want serious theater, a big production, or aren't interested in facts (about alcohol and chocolate) combined with a Capella carols
See it if you like a Christmas Carol, and caroling, and want to learn something about the history of cocktails and enjoy a few along the way.
Don't see it if you want a traditional rendition of the Dicken's classic, and don't enjoy holiday cocktails.
See it if drinking eggnog while lessening to a capella christmas songs and cocktail mixing info in off-off Broadway setting attract your interest.
Don't see it if production promotion of brand name liquor is not your taste. May have difficulty navigating two flights of stairs. Want musical instruments.
See it if if you like true NYC theatre with audience participation and goofy plot points
Don't see it if You're looking for a polished Broadway experience, you expect an actual plot, you stay firmly behind the fourth wall
See it if you want to have a fun night with alcohol and ridiculous comedy. Or if you love awkward humor (in a good way).
Don't see it if you are expecting actual theatrical values. The show is all in it for the fun, vying for cheap thrills and gimmicky laughs.