Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg
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Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg
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Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(108 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
12%
Negative
6%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Quirky

About the Show

Mind the Art Entertainment presents a dark and twisted new musical about hope, family, whiskey, and reconciling the dreamer within.

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Member Reviews (108)

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86
Exceptional singing, Outstanding music, Surprising, Must see, Impressive

See it if Outstanding show. Superb music and voices. Simple but beautiful staging. Simple story done really well. What an amazing surprise.

Don't see it if you don't like complex music and musicals. You don't care for drinking. Read more

87
Original, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Incredible singing & score

See it if EXCEPTIONAL music sung flawlessly by a super talented cast! Story is unique & the staging & performances really immerse you into it's world

Don't see it if You dislike sung-through musical. The music is Sondheim-esque, reminded me a bit of Sweeney. VERY IMPRESSIVE complicated beautiful score. Read more

39
Excruciating, Confusing, Ridiculous!, Unintelligible, Slow

See it if You like theatre that thinks outside the box and tries very hard to look and sound different.

Don't see it if If you want any sort of coherent book or score or lyrics. It’s next to impossible to understand anything that’s being sung.

84
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Great music

See it if Amazing singing of a Broadway caliber score makes up for a thin plot and overly minimal staging. The singing is wonderful. Solid cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like sung through musicals or need sing along time music. You prefer elaborate productions.

85
Great singing, Quirky, Enchanting, Great music, Silly

See it if Powerful, complex operatic music. Rich orchestra and vocals. All the performers were excellent musicians. A music “high”.

Don't see it if Story is a family drama about being in denial (drowning in whiskey), that doesn’t come together. Silly ending. Read more

80
Edgy, Quirky, Great singing, Spotty acoustics, Entertaining

See it if If you want next-gen musical mixed w/opera. You enjoy immersive theatre. You want to hear terrific singing.

Don't see it if You don't like sung-through musicals. You prefer more traditional musicals or opera. You prefer elaborate plots : this is a wiap. Read more

69
Great singing, Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Slow

See it if you enjoy hearing excellent singing and music without much else; costumes were excellent, visually opulent; you love free whiskey.

Don't see it if you don't like sung-through musicals; you can't sit for nearly 2 hours without twitching; you aren't a whiskey fan who enjoys free booze.

75
Skilled, Talented cast sings its guts out for 1 hour 50 minutes without intermission, Sung through, Stylistically unvarying, Nothing stands out

See it if Before their excellent human voices give out to the demands of unrelentingly score, & great orchestrations & immersive theatre thrills you

Don't see it if you fear singers will start to hemorrhage B4 1hr50Minutes has passed, or if you like shifts in tone, volume & landmarks in storytelling

Critic Reviews (5)

Stage Buddy
October 16th, 2017

"A remarkably silly new work...And while some of the silliness leaves something to be desired, a lot of it is at the beating heart of 'Whiskey Pants', ultimately a very hardworking production...The work is fun, and while there are just a handful of jokes, the experience is a jovial one with a shot or two of the dramatic. Though a greater foundation would've done wonders for the piece, there’s still a ride of a time in Williamsburg 'Whiskey Town.'"
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On Stage Blog
October 14th, 2017

"A vibrant, sweet celebration and a bitter truth, all in one shot...At first I couldn’t become at ease with the phantasmagoric setting and the odd plot...Then it hit me, 'Whiskey Pants' is a fairy tale and should be viewed as such. The engulfing, fast-moving music and spectacular visual designs might make you think for a second that it is all sheer entertainment. Then you realize that you are witnessing a coming of age story of a talented girl in an alcoholic family."
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More Than The Play Blog
October 8th, 2017

"Christian De Gre has composed an intense score that creates a distinctive and compelling environment. Book by Serrana Gay and lyrics by Joseph Reese Anderson weave a simple and intoxicating story line. The cast is a powerful ensemble with fervent singing voices...The pacing and staging keep the action flowing as the character progress on their journey toward a different perspective of their reality."
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M
October 19th, 2017

"From the director to the writer to the cast, everyone commits fully to the vision...A remarkable script combined with a fantastic ensemble and strong direction, 'Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg' is another triumph for the Mind The Art Entertainment team. One that shows that ten years after its conception, they are here to stay. Do not miss it!"
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Local Theatre NY
October 10th, 2017

"It’s a visually stimulating theatre experience that has so many beautiful elements that your eyes and ears won’t know what to do next...To me, the score, the songs, and the vocals are what makes this wonderful production magical. All else is gravy. The orchestration is clever, crisp, fresh, different and stimulating...The cast is focused, and they gel like a well oiled machine, delivering emotional performances through out. The direction is phenomenal."
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