Trinkets
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Trinkets NYC Reviews and Tickets

61%
(25 Ratings)
Positive
44%
Mixed
24%
Negative
32%
Members say
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (25)

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228 Reviews | 42 Followers
92
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy light-hearted fun and are open-minded. You enjoy good tunes and lyrics. You can accept people who are different.

Don't see it if You are close-minded and easily offended. You agree with Trump. Read more

67 Reviews | 33 Followers
85
Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Fun

See it if You want to see something a little different tonight.

Don't see it if You like larger more polished productions. Read more

470 Reviews | 113 Followers
81
Entertaining

See it if You loved the 90s & clubs like Roxy/Tunnel. Kevin Aviance's solo in act 1 is worth admission alone. Great to see him up close.

Don't see it if Management (while very kind) needs to be more prompt: they started 25 minutes late and had a 25 minute intermission. 2 hours 32 min total.

71 Reviews | 9 Followers
81
Entertaining, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if you like stories surrounding drag/trans. It was an entertaining story-line about the trans-drag prostitutes in the meat packing district.

Don't see it if your not into drag queens and are a prude. Read more

95 Reviews | 17 Followers
80
Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in the prostitute scene of the 80s/90s, primarily dealing with trans people

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a show that deals with transgender people, don't want to sit in a hot theater.

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
80
Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want a small intimate production that is raunchy, very funny and entertaining and has potential with some fine tuning.

Don't see it if If your prudish and never made it into Studio 54 or are homophobic.

812 Reviews | 133 Followers
76
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if do not mind a raunchy but entertaining story about transgender prostitutes. The music,songs and costumes are very good.Talented cast.

Don't see it if you don't like a raunchy musical about transgender prostitutes. This is usually not my type of show but I enjoyed it. Read more

91 Reviews | 17 Followers
76
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You like off broadway productions with a lot of potential.

Don't see it if You are prudish or homophobic. Read more

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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TheaterScene.net
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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T
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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