"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." Full Review
"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!" Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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.'" Full Review
"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." Full Review
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.
Also You don’t need to like whiskey.
See it if You like offbeat musicals set in a hypothetical apocalyptic New York
Don't see it if You need to understand most of the lyrics that are being sung, the band is so loud you can't hear them.
See it if you enjoy sung through musicals with intricate orchestrations performed by terrific voices.
Don't see it if you need a plot that makes any sense, elaborate sets, or seek variety in your musicals. Most of the music was beautiful, but too similar.
See it if you like sung-through scores, stentorian singing, and resourceful set and lighting design...or whiskey (the free whiskey shots help)
Don't see it if you expect lyrics to carry cogent dramatic ideas; expect subtlety beyond the level of a feeble fable.
See it if you enjoy melodic and original music, and great voices. Male singers are especially outstanding. High level production-thumbs up!
Don't see it if you need a large-scale show and care less about quality and talent. Don’t like unique and unusual but yet melodic scores.
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.
See it if you want to see some very talented actors and singers perform. The story was not great, but some songs were. Read the character descriptions
Don't see it if you can't sit for 1 40 minutes without a break. Don't want to see a show similar to Urinetown.
See it if you appreciate expert singing and creative costumes and don't require intriguing plot twist or dialogue, elaborate set, or thought-provoking
Don't see it if you don't like musicals, you like only musicals with melodic scores/thoughtful lyrics, or you can't sit 100 min. w/o interval. I napped.
See it if you enjoy a rock opera with a very talented cast. It was thoroughly enjoyable, and everyone gets a shot of whiskey when you walk in.
Don't see it if you are a teetotaler who doesn't like rock music.
See it if Opera is your passion despite incoherent lyrics, sets that get in the way, cartoonish costumes/makeup, awkward acting/dancing.
Don't see it if You're looking for reason, relevance, or something new, or if you seek credible motivation.
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.
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.
See it if Broadway-level operetta with talent to match. #1&2 on this site’s leaderboard recommend it. They are right! See this wonderful show!
Don't see it if While the music is Broadway quality, the story is a little weak, especially the ending. Don’t let this stop you - this show is worth seeing!
See it if I was taken in by the music, Some seriously terrific voices and musicians there. At first, I thought the plot was silly but it's not.
Don't see it if if you want a linear plot
See it if A great cast, great voices, costumes, musical & vocal arrangements & a shot of whiskey—but no book and only serviceable lyrics—are enough.
Don't see it if You're not up for another Steam-Punk styled musical with a repetitive score too heavily influenced by Sweeney Todd and/or Wicked.
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