Travels
Ends Apr 20 1h 30m
Travels
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Travels NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(10 Ratings)
Positive
60%
Mixed
30%
Negative
10%
Members say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent

About the Show

James Harrison Monaco blends music and stories of modern journeys, exploring borders and privilege.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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132 Reviews | 23 Followers
80
Intelligent storytelling, Thought-provoking, Sprawling, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you’re open to unique ways of stories being told and excited about breaking form, enjoy music and theatre merging together, &bilingual plays

Don't see it if expecting to see a traditional play or musical (you will be disappointed and probs confused), need to go along with the journey

48 Reviews | 12 Followers
92
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like contemporary storytelling & theater - it is a blend of both & awesome

Don't see it if you dislike EDM - it's the background music, but pared down in a way that allows the storytelling to take center stage

17 Reviews | 1 Follower
69
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a new type of theater or love EDM music

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional theater piece Read more

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
52
Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you like EDM and lack of story

Don't see it if If you don't like EDM and lack of story

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
35
Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Fluffy, Dizzying

See it if you are a millennial or younger and want to see a DJ on broadway

Don't see it if you want a more traditional piece of theatre or see something with a storyline.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in new forms of music and theater, excellent performances, and incredible design

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional musical theater experience

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504 Reviews | 148 Followers
During previews
81
Great electronic music, Great acting/singing, Intelligent

See it if Into a fresh form of group storytelling. 5 actors/singers/ musicians/DJs perform 8 globe-spanning stories by one writer.

Don't see it if Well... The stories are just semi-connected and there is no real arc. But the pieces are interesting and beautifully told as a group effort.

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
During previews
88
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy blends of dance beats and eclectic music (like the oud!) and complex narratives about place, migration, and freedom.

Don't see it if You want a linear story or more traditional theater. But come in for the ride and it is a good time with a lot of humanity.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
April 4th, 2024

"The tightly controlled experience of “Travels” can feel both illuminating and unnerving"
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Theatermania
April 3rd, 2024

"James Harrison Monaco’s show at Ars Nova examines the self through others."
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Lighting & Sound America
April 4th, 2024

“…a pleasure-filled excursion that will give you plenty to think about.”
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TheaterScene.net
April 5th, 2024

"more than a travelogue, a multimedia, multi-part tale of people and places"
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This Week in New York
April 17th, 2024

"...poignant and entertaining audiovisual journey in this intimate multimedia trip."
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