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Words on the Street

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Dizzying, Confusing, Quirky, Edgy, Great singing

About the show

Based on a book of poetry by Anna Rabinowitz, this hybrid performance event features a diverse ensemble of 7 performers wielding original music, text, and video to tell the story of a crime in which all humanity is complicit. More…

"Words on the Street" is a mystery. Baby is abducted. The Seven Deadly Sins call a meeting at which they play out their power struggle. Pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teaming with falsehood.

Member Reviews (9)


Dizzying, Confusing, Quirky, Edgy, Great singing
Avg Score

Great singing, Dizzying, Confusing, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you enjoy strong operatic voices, unique staging and video projection, wild costumes and hairdos and also have an affinity for poetic 7 sins

Don't see it if you want entertainment to make complete sense. I found a bit hard to follow due to the type of singing and being seated next to the piano.

Clever staging / good projection(s), Creepy / melodramatic / unique / very different, Confusing / unintelligible / dizzying / edgy, Ambitious / experimental / avant-garde

See it if you'd enjoy an operatic avant-garde production, set to poetry (Seven Deadly Sins theme), performed by a very diverse cast.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy opera, or any kind of over-the-top extreme melodrama.

Also It's DEF different.... Read more Read less

Dizzying, Edgy, Confusing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy experimental theatre with operatic singing

Don't see it if you need a linear plot or are expecting a straight up musical

Absorbing, Entertaining, Dizzying, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you want to have an exceptionally weird time.

Don't see it if you dislike experimental scores, non-narrative pieces, or babies trapped in crystal balls.

Confusing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if If you like opera and experimental theater, with interesting multimedia components.

Don't see it if You like traditional theater.

During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you would like to hear a collection of dramatized songs from some of the luminaries of new music, with interesting multi-media effects.

Don't see it if you are expecting either a song recital or a play: this piece draws from both forms but is neither.

Also This collection of songs (by different composers but all drawn from th... Read more Read less

During previews
Avant-garde poetry set to experimental music sung by great opera voices

See it if Really unusual piece set to Anna Rabinowitz poetry about the 7 sins. Lauren Flanigan, Adrian Rosas, Paul An & other trained opera singers.

Don't see it if Each singer portrays a deadly sin, with alluring costumes and makeup. Effective set. Experimental musical theater but fun to watch and hear

During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Profound, Avant-garde

See it if You want to see a profound work of poetry brought to life in a clever combination of technology, spoken word, and song—in an abstract way.

Don't see it if The seven sins are represented in allegorical mode in a non linear narrative. Fascinating show. Deeply profound but extremely out there.

During previews
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You r interested in musical theater,with some really intriguing voices,a combination of multimedia, singing &dancing,definitely a diffferent

Don't see it if You want to see a clear piece, easy to understand, a linear plot. This was quite different set and some parts were quiet confusing

“Words on the Street” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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