The Truth About Santa
The Truth About Santa
74

The Truth About Santa NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(5 Ratings)
Positive
80%
Mixed
20%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Confusing

About the Show

Theater of the Apes and The Tank presents Greg Kotis's ("Urinetown") wild, darkly comic riff on the Santa Claus myth.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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372 Reviews | 84 Followers
85
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if Hysterical twisted Christmas tale--where everything goes awry--and things are just not what they should be. Acting and writing very good.

Don't see it if Despite the Christmas theme this one is for misogynists. It's worth seeing for the set alone. A wall of presents--whoa!

752 Reviews | 145 Followers
81
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if A Santa with twist of naughty and nice. Fill with a fun.

Don't see it if It's a little quirky. If you need a normal Santa. Read more

688 Reviews | 116 Followers
74
Confusing, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Dizzying

See it if Despite the "coal" black humor, a silly slapstick tribute to disfunctional Christmas families Dazzling 'wrapped' set surrounds zany antics

Don't see it if Plot gets a little convoluted trying to bind the Claus family w/ the Greek gods & back to millenium via breakneck pacing Carl's Santa is A+

589 Reviews | 142 Followers
70
Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a show true to its name. The show is a play with music rather than a musical and strives to give a real history of "Santa"

Don't see it if you have a child who you want to believe in Santa. Read more

47 Reviews | 14 Followers
58
Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You know your mythodology. You will get most of the jokes. The elves have great voices and are fun. The father was quite funny.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a raunchy, funny play about Santa. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
December 11th, 2018

"This nonsensical, broad comedy is penned by the clever Greg Kotis. Songs and arrangements by Steven Gross are whimsical and entertaining, and costume designer Whitney Locher presents her vaudevillian best in this frothy piece. Led expertly by director Ilana Becker, the cast bludgeons, connives and wiggles their way through this slice of holiday slapstick; young and old, the actors' comic timing is well-honed and the fun they have performing this piece is entirely infectious."
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