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WYSIWYG The Musical

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Slow

About the show

A timely musical about how we disconnect from ourselves and each other as we plug into our electronic devices. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity. More…

'WYSIWYG' is the story of a transgender woman who can live online as she truly is, without the ridicule she feels in society. With help from her therapy group, she must choose between the safe life she has created online and the unknown possibilities found in the real world. What You See Is What You Get.

Member Reviews (17)


Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Slow
Avg Score

Slow, A good idea but middling execution

See it if you’re interested in a show re an ordinary trans person seeking love through ordinary means. Story is worth developing. Endearing lead.

Don't see it if The writing is very subpar romcom. All but a couple of the songs sound the same (partly bc all piano music). Needs variety.

Also A good idea for a musical even if the current writing/music don’t make... Read more Read less

Edgy, New idea, Entertaining

See it if you are open to shows that are not 100% ready. It's a neat idea, and I especially liked the drinking song.

Don't see it if you don't care for gay/trans/LGBTQ shows.

Entertaining, Relevant, Great singing, Delightful, Slow

See it if Want to support art that highlights trans actors.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that has variety in the score.

Cliched, Great singing, Incoherent, Amateurish

See it if You want to support an earnest work dealing with trans issues.

Don't see it if You want to an engaging piece of theater. The plot is trite. The songs sound the same. The characters are 2-dimensional and inconsistent.

Also I hate to be negative as this is an earnest work. Trans issues are def... Read more Read less

Confusing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like complex plays about complex subjects. Identity is not always a cut and dried matter, especially where gender is involved.

Don't see it if You are impatient about plays which deal with complex and unresolved personal issues.

Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you love musicals and want to support an artist’s project. If you are interested in the depiction of trans issues.

Don't see it if you expect a finished work that is presentable to an audience. You are not deeply interested in trans themes.

Also I tried to give this musical a chance. However, it is an inconsistent,... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You enjoy musicals with transgender themes, love and chat room discussions

Don't see it if You don't have compassion for people as they work through their issues

Disappointing, Well-meaning, Needs work

See it if you like new musical theatre in its early stages, expecially supporting the trans community.

Don't see it if you want to see a completed, fresh musical. If you don't like to view sexual references and inuendos, skip this.

Also As a song writer myself, I completely support all of us working on our... Read more Read less

Delightful, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you like shows that take you where no "man" has gone before; seriously though, I found this show endearing and one with lots of promise

Don't see it if you've never been connected to the internet or don't know much about technology

Also An artful, incisive and honest reflection of the duality of how people... Read more Read less

Dated, Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like shows dealing with LGBTQ issues

Don't see it if you are looking for a show thats fully developed

Delightful, Must see, Honest

See it if if you like real stories and/or you've ever met someone on the internet that turned out to be something different than you expected.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with adult subject matter and/or you don't want to see complex/dramatic human situations.

Entertaining, Relevant, Edgy

See it if you like a show that has good music and flows well

Don't see it if you are looking for a polished Broadway type production

Also With all the transgender adjectives out there today it's hard to wrap ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like shows that break the norm, the music is great and actually part of the story, the actors are believable and endearing.

Don't see it if don't like roller coaster rides. There are lots of ups and downs, it's one of those shows you think about for a while.

Also Another point worth noting about the musical is the wonderful way in w... Read more Read less

Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Relevant

See it if You're playwright looking for what not to do. See if interested in personal development.

Don't see it if You want a multilayered well developed storyline.

Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Confusing, Relevant

See it if you support LGBTQ community. It is relevant to this time and date.

Don't see it if You dislike super small scale production. Singing is mediocre at best. Acting needs a little work. Very hard sit through a weak story.

Delightful, Relevant, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you like sincere off Broadway theater productions in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you are a theater snob and hate things because other people like them

Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

See it if you are interested in real stories about real people

Don't see it if you've never used the internet and don't know what the acronym WWW means

“WYSIWYG The Musical” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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