Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W


From 20 member  reviews
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). More…

Melanie Jefferson, the former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, and her husband, former President William Jefferson, are ready to count the votes when the arrival of an unexpected visitor threatens to disrupt everything. What happens next makes for an election eve unlike any other. A sequel of sorts to Castillo Theatre's 1999 musical 'The Last Temptation of William Jefferson,' 'Votes' examines the political and personal conflicts of a famous fictional First Couple.

1h 40m | Already closed | Castillo Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (20)


Quirky, Slow, Funny, Original, Clever
Avg Score

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You are looking for yet another theory of the Clintons and their enigmatic partnership.

Don't see it if If you try to avoid dull political satires and you value your time.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if You are interested in a musical parody/satire about The Clintons.

Don't see it if You don't like quirky political satire musicals.

Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy today's politics in satire.

Don't see it if You don't know current events.

Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You like cheesy comedy.

Don't see it if You prefer standard comedy.

Fluffy, Quirky, Cheeky songs, Satire, Original

See it if Musical satire

Don't see it if Don't like musical satire

Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You like political satire and catchy melodies.

Don't see it if Trite, silly political satire isn't your thing.

Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking, Funny, Delightful

See it if you are interested in politics and want a break from the crazy elections -- or if you don't like politics and want an entertaining view.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, or if you are looking for a factual, historical play,

Edgy, Absorbing, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if interested in politics

Don't see it if want common fare

Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if During our current political environment many people could relate to this play. BUT fun and entertaining and thought provoking at the same t

Don't see it if Can't imagine why not.

Clever, Funny, Edgy, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if If you're disgusted with American politics and like good satire.

Don't see it if Why? You should see it!

Intelligent, Original, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you enjoy explorations of politicians' private lives

Don't see it if you have children with you

Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You're interested in satirical, entertaining musicals

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or satires

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 witnes...
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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...
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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-p...
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