The Three Musketeers
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The Three Musketeers
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The Three Musketeers NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(19 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious

About the Show

The Classical Theater of Harlem presents a new take on Alexandre Dumas' chivalrous swashbucklers in a free, outdoor production.

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Member Reviews (19)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
70
Uneven tone, Uneven acting, Well staged, Fun spectacle, Strictly family fare

See it if you bring kids to this accessible fare. Bright costumes, swell set, many updates (including rap). Ambitious try, but not truly successful.

Don't see it if you want a sophisticated piece. Tone varies, as do acting abilities. Fun comic-book story w/likable female D'Artagnan. Modern touches. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
93
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in the Nazi occupation of Paris. Very clever!! And so apropos for DDAY today!!

Don't see it if If you’re are a Nazi sympathizer

285 Reviews | 55 Followers
72
Great staging, Disappointing, Overstuffed

See it if for the spectacle - sets, costumes, dancing, sword fights. Some good acting. CT of H knows how to put on a show.

Don't see it if For the weak script. Somehow the playwright managed to make this classic action story dull. Poor dialogue, needed more humor.

216 Reviews | 222 Followers
78
Delightful, Great acting, Wonderful dancing and sword fighting

See it if Entertaining outdoor performance with a little of everything. Miriam Hyman and the 3 musketeers are brilliant in their roles.

Don't see it if If you do not like outdoor theater.

262 Reviews | 30 Followers
85
Entertaining, Humorous, Delightful, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you want an entertaining spectacle and terrific physical performances.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing the classics updated for a modern audience.

173 Reviews | 22 Followers
85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like enthusiastically and well acted adaptation of the Dumas story. This is a really well done show and very entertaining

Don't see it if you are offended by a different take on an old familiar story

147 Reviews | 14 Followers
75
Entertaining, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You want to have a good time. It's not bad, but I am not so sure the story is cohesive and stay true to the original.

Don't see it if The theatre is too far for you... You may be surprised at some point.

119 Reviews | 24 Followers
76
Fun, Great choreography, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy fun, high-energy outdoor theater.

Don't see it if you're looking for stellar acting or a show that hits every mark. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
July 14th, 2017

"Bennett’s staging squarely emphasizes the book’s more extroverted and humorous side: The biff-bang-pow production is to the novel as Adam West’s Batman was to the grim Dark Knight...A playful show that also drops a couple of raps and features a fancifully dramatic score...Because the show puts all its chips on comic action, it misses the book’s more adult sentiments...Still, Bennett’s production moves cartoon-fast and hits all the essential plot points."
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Time Out New York
July 10th, 2017

"Although this family-friendly show has many strong elements—sumptuous costumes, lively fight sequences, an adventuresome cast—its attempt to fuse comedy with action-adventure doesn’t always fly. Catherine Bush’s streamlined script is sober and straightforward, but director Jenny Bennett has thrown in anachronistic jokes and gags, some of which work better than others...Still, it’s a worthy effort with many exhilarating moments, especially when Miriam Hyman is onstage."
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Stage Buddy
July 17th, 2017

"Bush's adaptation seems to grasp that the true greatness of this timeless tale lies in its combination of lightheartedness and gravity...This newest production of 'The Three Musketeers' stays refreshingly true to Dumas' story without sacrificing dramatic integrity...The other cast members all give fine performances, but it's Hyman's furious strength and Van de Wiel's elegant wickedness that make this production truly delightful...A clever script, good actors, and a flamboyant staging."
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July 12th, 2017

"The best modernization is D’Artagnan herself, played with charming moxie by Hyman...The dynamics twist in the best possible ways, adding entirely new angles to the story...There is beauty in every element of this production. Bennett’s direction is heightened by the carefully choreographed scenes of dancing, fighting, and plotting...Though a little rough around the edges, the production practically shimmers with a magic that permeates the park...A wild and thoroughly entertaining ride."
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Z
July 12th, 2017

"The battles bring the plight of the Musketeers to life, leaving the audience breathless...The use of modern language as well as the vernacular made the show even more accessible to the audience, heightening the enjoyment factor immensely...Taking a classic story such as this and making it feel relevant is no easy task, and everyone involved deserves credit for creating such engaging storytelling. With this well-rounded and talented cast, 'The Three Musketeers' should not be missed."
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