Trinkets NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow, Raunchy

About the Show

Following a successful engagement last fall, the new musical about a group of drag and trans prostitutes working the Meatpacking District in 1990s New York returns to Off-Broadway.

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Relevant, Ambitious, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you have a friend in the show; don't mind wasting a couple of hours in a hot theater; are interested in LGBT issues whatever the show.

Don't see it if you don't have a f friend in the show; you are tired of the same old same old stories of the mis-treated trans gender or transvestite person

Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if So bad it could be funny, but it is NOT. Bad writing, singing, acting and directing makes this just a horrible night at any theater.

Don't see it if This trinket of a show should be locked up in a chest and buried deep, very deep, in the Everglades...and never heard from it again.

Critic Reviews (4)

Diandra Reviews it All
January 19th, 2018

"Through book and lyrics, Alexander displays an integral, but harsh time of growth in the LGBT community...The music of the show helps to elevate its darker themes...You simply want to fashion strut your way through its songs that splash between hilarious views on sex to the harrowing views we have of ourselves...You follow the charming cast, and their electric voices because everyone feels so at ease...It is like watching a genius be born."
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Time Out New York
August 29th, 2017
For a previous production

"A cross between 'Sweet Charity' and a queer community revival...'Trinkets' is consistently endearing, with flashes of fabulousness, especially in its costumes...'Trinkets' would benefit from editing, non-canned accompaniment and more rehearsal time; it frequently feels amateurish and clichéd. But it’s also refreshingly honest and raw. Unlike some other recent LGBTQ history shows, it doesn’t try to infuse its tale with today’s gender politics."
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August 15th, 2017
For a previous production

“Watching this cast of characters bitch at each other might have had at least some fascination had the entire level of the production not been so unprofessional. It is difficult to rate the songs, also by Alexander, because only two members of the cast sing well enough. Either the singers are inaudible or totally off-key. Only Kevin Aviance as a divinely colorful club entertainer and Burgandy Williams as feisty doorman Kitten Control sing with any power or sense of what they were singing.”
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August 16th, 2017
For a previous production

“The energy and specificity of the production fall short of the potential set forth by the writing. There are significant moments where the cast shines, but they are offset with low energy. As a whole, it feels like an early tech rehearsal, with actors marking through their parts but holding back from going full-out. There is tremendous potential in this play. Perhaps with more time in front of audiences, 'Trinkets' will find its footing and deliver on its promise of dazzle.”
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