Votes NYC Reviews and Tickets

61%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
20%
Negative
20%
Members say
Quirky, Slow, Funny, Original, Clever

About the Show

Castillo Theatre presents a musical set on the eve of the 2016 election, with America hours away from electing its first female president (no, it's not Hillary).

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Member Reviews (20)

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64
Clever, Intelligent, Original, Relevant, Slow

See it if you have strong political ideas about Hillary and Bill, and the political situation in general, and don't mind being slightly bored.

Don't see it if You are a dyed in the wool Republican or love big ticket Broadway musicals with lots of pizzaz and no intelligent content

55
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy tame political satire.

Don't see it if you hate musicals which have terrible scores and never rise above the level of a good but not great SNL skit.

89
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Original, Funny

See it if you love musicals, want to support community theatre or are fed up with our political system!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy thought-provoking and relevant productions.

15
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Dull, Interminable

See it if you have time, money, & patience to sit through absolute drivel. This show isn't even a musical, it's a bad play with occasional poor songs

Don't see it if ...there is no reason to see this production. Its only redeeming grace is the cast does seem to have vocal talents that weren't used here

74
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Banal, Slow

See it if You'd enjoy a community theater-esque musical foray, behind the scenes with Hillary & Bill Clinton on the eve of her presidential nomination

Don't see it if An amateur production on all counts, even suprisingly poor music (given composer's credits), w/an irresponsible recommendation of solution.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if You like great singing, a spoof on the Clinton's that conjures up some thought provoking concepts

Don't see it if you don't want to see Hillary and Bill bashed

25
Dated, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You have a particular interest in the Clinton Administration. You really want to support theater charities.

Don't see it if You are looking for something complex, well thought through and insightful.

23
Banal, Dated, Cliched, Offensive, shallow

See it if Are an aspiring playwright and want to learn what not to do and want to feel better about your own work.

Don't see it if You like plays that make sense, resonate emotionally, and/or have something new to say.

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
April 9th, 2016

"This production offers many laughs as well as entertaining moments…Under Kurlander’s intricate direction, 'Votes' presents a moving and personal picture of the real lives and feelings of an extremely powerful couple in America…The chemistry between Wright-Mathew and Miller is thrilling to witness…'Votes' will give audiences something to smile about...Entertaining, whimsical, and smart, 'Votes' is just the ticket."
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Theater Pizzazz
April 11th, 2016

"Tired of the parody that is our current political situation? Chill, take a deep breath, and amble over to see 'Votes,' a musical about the Clintons purporting to show how they arrived where they are and what was lost along the way...This is a lighthearted look at a dark landscape but although it pulls no punches, it’s neither mean nor preachy...I’ll not divulge the dénoument; suffice it to say it takes a different tone, more fable or morality tale than the acerbic plain talk that led up to it."
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Front Row Center
April 4th, 2016

"There is no real character development, no understanding of what events lead from then to now, and no knowledge of how songs are supposed to work in a musical with one exception…Mr. Miller’s fine voice and performance actually touches us with something human in an otherwise overwrought and off-putting political diatribe. For two hours we are subject to the astonishing information that power corrupts and all politicians are crooked, really?"
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