The Wrong Box
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The Wrong Box
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The Wrong Box NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(16 Reviews)
Positive
69%
Mixed
25%
Negative
6%
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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Member Reviews (16)

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59
Ambitious, Banal, Overrated

See it if If you want to see a British Farce. 2.5 hrs. long! It has some really funny parts. Theater in works-something different. If you have good

Don't see it if sense of humor. It's long, costumes are weak, can't hear some of the sung words over the music. Accents come and go.

78
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.

73
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.

75
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

70
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Clever

See it if You enjoy British farces. You want to see a new show that has the feel of an operetta rather than a contemporary musical.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing. The actors perform sans microphones and while I head mostly everything loud and clear it might be harder for others Read more

86
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

75
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

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Too long, Inconsistent

See it if you like to support the works of local community theater or like "British" farce in a musical format.

Don't see it if you don't like mediocre comedy, can't sit through 2.5 hrs, don't like inconsistencies in costumes & accents, or have trouble with hearing. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

BroadwayWorld
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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