Tumacho (2020)
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Tumacho (2020)
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Tumacho (2020) NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
14%
Negative
7%
Members say
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Disappointing

About the Show

Clubbed Thumb presents a return staging of this play with songs, a comic adventure about cowboys and coyotes. Featuring a cast that includes Tony nominees John Ellison Conlee, Andy Grotelueschen, and Phillipa Soo.


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Member Reviews (28)

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75
Playful, Fluffy, Campy, Absurd, Quirky

See it if At first I did not like this wacko absurdist western, but its juvenile humor grew on me. Great set. Enjoyable songs.

Don't see it if I understand how some people could give this 85, others 50. It's like an extended SNL skit. You might enjoy it or just cringe.

50
Quirky, Amateurish, Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want to see an impressive cast of Bway/Off-Bway stalwarts inexplicably cast in a silly, harebrained musical farce set in the Old West.

Don't see it if ur looking for something highbrow (or even middlebrow); u expect belly laughs, wit and/or satire. [This is pretty fluffy & juvenile stuff.]

87
Beautifully played, Inventively staged, Sharply written, Tuneful, Funny

See it if you’d like to see a funny, silly send-up of the Western (with a bit of monster movie thrown in).

Don't see it if you’re in a deeply serious mood: You might find the silliness grating. Read more

86
Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing, Fun, Silly

See it if you want an evening of extreme silliness with little if any redeeming social relevance. There is a singing cacti chorus!

Don't see it if you like your westerns in black & white with clear heroes & villains. This is much more complex & imaginative than that.

75
Clever, Disappointing, Great staging, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a wacky comedy western. The cast has a better time than the audience

Don't see it if Crazy comedy is not your thing

75
Funny

See it if Silly deadpan, potty jokes galore. Excellent cast for a small show with a simple plot. Play with a little singing.

Don't see it if Would've liked more singing from this talented cast. Simple story doesn't deliver a bigger meaning. Not everybody's kinda humor. Read more

75
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if An enjoyable western play with songs.It is silly and goofy,but a fun time. The great cast really appear to be having a blast!

Don't see it if You prefer thought provoking plays.This is simply a campy evening in the theater.

73
Quirky, Silly, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a fun 90 minutes. This is a silly show with several laughs and a company of actors who appear to be having a great time.

Don't see it if you want something serious and/or a show with a meaningful plot. This is simply a fun show where the plot doesn't really matter.

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
March 2nd, 2020

CRITIC’S PICK. "The Strange Delights of a Supernatural Horse Opera: Ethan Lipton’s delirious Western comedy features a pigtailed gunslinger, a soul-sucking demon and singing puppet cactuses, among other inspired flights of fancy."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 12th, 2020

"If You’re Leaving the House, Head West to 'Tumacho'"
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Theatermania
February 24th, 2020

"'Tumacho' Is a Country-Western Elementary School Pageant for Adults Ethan Lipton's musical play performs off-Broadway with an all-star cast."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 24th, 2020

"This is a full-fledged play with music, a semi-musical western spoof of uncertain intentions beyond indulging the kind of silliness I associate with the entertainment at children's birthday parties. Hardcore Lipton fans may disagree; to anyone looking for comedy with a little bite, caveat emptor."
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TheaterScene.net
March 5th, 2020

"To review dramatist/lyricist/composer Ethan Lipton's Tumacho almost feels like missing the point of this endearingly oddball 'play with songs,' a comic pastiche of Western and horror tropes that is essentially the theatrical equivalent of an old Hollywood B-movie."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 27th, 2020

"One crazy development follows another, with the humor stemming from unexpected words and actions, like an over-the-top feast 'Tumacho' glops down the hatch almost as if it were made of Tic-Tacs. Too many such japes fire comic blanks, though."
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Front Row Center
February 23rd, 2020

Score: 75%. "You know something is up when there is a stuffed coyote on the bar upon entry to Connelly Theater...Enter the theater which transforms into a saloon with…"
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