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Turkeys Go on Strike (Dream Up 2019)

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Slow

About the show

This world premiere musical tells the story of a group of minorities (turkeys) fighting against oppression and brutality from humans. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show:

This show centers on Turk, a young turkey who feels as though his towns local government has been plagued with greed, corruption and other scandals. While searching for answers Turk, with the help of his friends, uncovers the dirty truth behind their town's political figures and fights to save the place from oppression and brutality. It is up to the flock to save the town from corruption, fight for their species from oppression and brutality and to finally receive acceptance for who they are. Social issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, the treatment of indigenous people, police brutality and political corruption are viewed from the perspective of turkeys, providing a clear-eyed satirical look at the social climate of today. Music ranges in style from classic musical theater hits to Hip Hop to 60s Doo-Wop to Tango and more.

Member Reviews (11)


Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Slow
Avg Score

Quirky, Convoluted, Thought-provoking, Slow, Delightful

See it if You like contemporary satire. Never getting too preachy or dark but definitely taking a stand. Songs with substance, sung with heart.

Don't see it if You can’t lighten up. This is definitely a show that needs work but it’s fun to see it in its early stages.

Also There’s a great 90 minute show in this two hour musical I saw!!!

Slow, Excruciating, Cliched, Banal

See it if If you like a silly musical that tries to be edgy with an underlying political message.

Don't see it if This show needs work and was not ready for production.

Silly, Entertaining, Slow, Quirky, Delightful

See it if Impressive singing and choreography by youthful cast on a black box stage. Variety of musical styles. Light fun.

Don't see it if Bizarre story about talking turkeys fighting for equal rights with humans, while avoiding being eaten. Dialog drags.

Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you's enjoy a new musical in its early stages with a talented cast pouring out lots of energy providing some laughs and important messages.

Don't see it if you want a refined production - bare stage with few props, recorded music - great to just okay voices, and it runs longer than advertised.

Refreshing, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You see little of everything in this show, dancing, singing. Very enjoyable and funny.

Don't see it if Want serious play or a perfect show.

Also This show was good. Some of the singing was very good. The music for t... Read more Read less

Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy supporting up and coming talent/new work in development.

Don't see it if you're looking for a production that's polished and well-thought-out.

Also There's a lot of great concepts in here, but it still felt like a work... Read more Read less

Interesting premise, Required viewing for theater professionals, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you love theater or are a musical theater pro you MUST see this show.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate a weak book or a confused score.

Also A 1939 musical set in 2019 with strong allusion to today's US politics... Read more Read less

Quirky, Refreshing, Confusing, Delightful, Clever

See it if Clever, quirky, message inflected musical might be your cup o'-shows what talent and imagination can yield without necessity of gazillions.

Don't see it if You want a totally polished production-this is antithesis of Bway blockbuster in every way, yet could end up with wide audience if sharpened

Also There was so much pleasure to be found in this meandering, unfocused, ... Read more Read less

Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to experience an imaginative blend of comedy, clever lyrics, tuneful melodies, and exciting choreography that explores oppression.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a satirical look at today's social climate with energetic actors and talented musical voices.

Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You like musicals. For a small production, it has done a good job to be the voices of the animals although it felt silly at times.

Don't see it if You prefer a more serious or intense story.

Entertaining, Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You have an obsession with turkeys and puns. You like catchy music.

Don't see it if You enjoy cleary developed storylines, don't like preachy material.

Also The large and talented cast aren't enough to make up for the forced me... Read more Read less

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