The Wrong Box
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The Wrong Box

The Wrong Box NYC Reviews and Tickets

(16 Ratings)
Members say
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging

About the Show

Set in Victorian England, this new musical dark comedy centers around a "tontine," an investment scheme wherein a group of young men invest in a fund, and the last man living takes all. Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (16)

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290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy laugh out loud funny musicals that are based on classic stories.

Don't see it if You prefer show of a more serious nature. And if you expect more Broadway style staging

269 Reviews | 38 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like fun musicals in the vein of Gentleman's Guide. This was easily the best off off Broadway musical I've ever seen.

Don't see it if Only minor quibbles: I noticed 2 Americanisms, there's a song I'd cut, & the actors should be miked (a few times I couldn't hear the lyrics)

1123 Reviews | 325 Followers
Entertaining, Dizzying, Funny, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you enjoy an energetic cast giving it their best with good acting and singing while constantly changing the set. It also has good laughs.

Don't see it if you want perfection - good voices not heard over band, almost constant set changes in a long production, or you do not enjoy black comedy.

88 Reviews | 26 Followers
Ambitious, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, In need of an editor

See it if You liked "Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder" and enjoy period, old-style musicals with quirky sensibilities.

Don't see it if You only like modern work that's been heavily polished. This is a festival show.

80 Reviews | 11 Followers
Scrappy, Farcical, High energy acting, Slow transitions, Long winded

See it if you appreciate drawn out British farces with big, enthusiastic acting and dancing; you’re looking for something light and fluffy

Don't see it if you have a hard time hearing vocals over music (the musicians are on the stage); shaky sets make you nervous (lots of unbalanced set pieces)

572 Reviews | 139 Followers
Clever, Too much stuff, Too many notes, Needs editing, Started 45 minutes late

See it if know someone in cast or team, want BROAD comedy with your musical theatre, like the ridiculous, like silly, like improbable, + pretty cast

Don't see it if complicated. almost incoherent plot lines frustrate U, British accents make most of the text unintelligible, U want edited finished product

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
Bit long but very entertaining, Clever staging / excellent costumes, Cheesy humorous choreography, Talented singers & musicians / ok score, High-energy campy over-the-top farce

See it if Theater for New City does it for you. This one's a good one. BIG time enthusiasm from entire cast from the get-go dials up your mood-volume.

Don't see it if you know the '66 movie & expect THAT book. VERY different. Singers aren't miked, loud 4-piece on-stage band makes it hard to capture lyrics. Read more

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Energetic, Funny, Great staging, Ambitious, Excessively long

See it if you enjoy Monty Python style English humor. The plot is ridiculous, the characters unbelievable, staging controlled chaos - all set to music

Don't see it if a long play even with an intermission is not for you. Some of the colloquial language is difficult to understand particularly when sung.

Critic Reviews (1)

September 14th, 2018

"An incredibly clever piece of theater...The nuances of this musical make it one of the most creative and unique works that needs to be seen...Among the debauchery and confusion, there is always a clear sense of purpose to Gosselin's direction. Every characteristic of every character is expressed fully and completely, and every musical number is significant, well done, and demands the utmost attention paid...Gosselin does a wonderful job executing this fun, farcical, and slightly crazy musical."
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