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Members say: Great singing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Must see

About the show

The Secret Theatre presents the first Off-Off Broadway production of this Tony-nominated meta-musical comedy.


'[title of show]' chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Festival [NYMF], and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial three week creative period, along with the subsequent events that lead up to the show's production. 

Member Reviews (6)


Great singing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Must see
Avg Score

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Cute

See it if Musical about its own making, from inception to festival & ultimately Bway. Fun music and dancing, well performed by small cast.

Don't see it if Rise to the big time goes through the usual cliches, e.g. how much do we compromise artistic integrity. "Meta" device sometimes drags.

Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a very different show--a show about how the show itself was made. Very meta, but very clever

Don't see it if you are looking for a more traditional musical

Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Great singing

See it if You love musicals, fun stories and appreciate great talent and harmonies.

Don't see it if You want a large staged production.

Also This show is refreshing, fun and innovative. The 5-person cast carries... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like wonderful singing and acting in a musical that is heart-felt, funny, clever and performed in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you don't like fun, clever musicals with meaning.

Great writing, Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if If you want to have a fun time

Don't see it if If you don't like shows with few actors

Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Clever

See it if REALLY original Broadway theater that is different from the average Disney show. My favorite show EVER

Don't see it if You are the slightest bit homophobic or if you need a formula approach to Broadway shows

Also I was lucky enough to see the 10 year reunion of this show and it was ... Read more Read less

April 4th, 2018
"The script is clever, funny, a bit raunchy, and full of admiring nods toward some classic musicals. Although the story takes a little while to get going, the show eventually finds a pleasant comedic rhythm. The music is mostly upbeat and conversational, the writing is very self-aware...While the...
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April 7th, 2018
"Some of the show's references are dated, but it actually takes up that very issue as it chronicles a writing duo's struggles to create an original musical with Broadway ambitions...Guthrie leads a full-tilt cast of five crisply through the sharp and funny series of twists and turns that make thi...
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April 6th, 2018
“A one-act musical that chronicles the 3-week creative process that went into the show's submission as a possible entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and then follows its journey off-Broadway, and eventually to it being produced on Broadway. The production features a perfect cast of e...
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April 5th, 2018
"A generally delightful musical...Cleverly quirky...The show is about more than what it seems...The production gets off to a rousing start...Remains quick-paced...though it does lose steam, just as the possibilities of success seem real...For the most part, the show is clever...several musical nu...
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