The Wild Party (Illumination Act)
The Wild Party (Illumination Act)
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The Wild Party (Illumination Act) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
17%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Raunchy, Absorbing

About the Show

Illumination Act presents this immersive staging of Andrew Lippa’s racy and decadent 1920s-set musical drama, where the audience is interspersed amongst the action.

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Member Reviews (29)

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470 Reviews | 113 Followers
55
Banal, Slow

See it if You want the drink included in admission. A few high energy dance numbers

Don't see it if Poor blocking and sightlines, blinding spotlights, amateurish, just under 3 hours and WAY too long. Hard to follow plot

276 Reviews | 39 Followers
91
Great singing, Great writing, Great music, Raunchy, Absorbing

See it if You want to sip cocktails and watch a jazz era party spiral out of control in rhyming dialogue and song.

Don't see it if you don't know the source material, or will be irritated by not being able to hear or see every scene, depending on your seat & the mic'ing.

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
93
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Resonant, Exquisite

See it if Immersive to the max, choreography to the nth degree, deliciously dangerous and voices that reach into your bones (& strong drinks)

Don't see it if You can't take 2 1/2 hours (1 intermission) in a folding chair Read more

253 Reviews | 107 Followers
78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Overly long, Interesting

See it if You're a fan of the Lippa version and want to see it staged live albeit not by the best singers.

Don't see it if You can't sit in uncomfortable chairs for almost 3 hours or you find outer parts of Brooklyn daunting. Read more

158 Reviews | 201 Followers
73
Still working out the kinks

See it if Your good with trekking out to Brooklyn... good vocal talent and live band.. still working through sound levels and mic feedback issues

Don't see it if The story is not particularly engaging & songs were all pretty similar--most did not advance the plot. Waaaaaay too long at 2.5 hr run time

172 Reviews | 13 Followers
70
Absorbing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy immersive theatre and interacting with actors in character.

Don't see it if You prefer to be disconnected to a show or won’t interact with actors. Read more

164 Reviews | 34 Followers
75
Great singing, Free cocktail with purchase!, Great costumes, Immersive theater, Raunchy

See it if You like Chicago or Cabaret

Don't see it if You need a happy, silly, upbeat musical Read more

130 Reviews | 19 Followers
80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Intense moments

See it if you want more than your money's worth for an off-off bway musical complete w/costumes, live band, big cast, free drink-the whole enchilada!

Don't see it if you can't go to Brooklyn- but it is worth the trip, the time and the cost, unless if you don't like period musical esp. in open stage style. Read more