Already closed | 3h 0m | Midtown W

Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Banal, Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy, Interactive

About the show

An interactive event about the wonders and dangers of the Golden Age of Broadway. The audience explores this world from the perspective of Florenz Ziegfeld, "the Glorifier of the American Girl." More…

Audiences are invited to reimagine Ziegfeld's 1920’s extravaganza, 'The Midnight Frolic,' with lavish showgirls, risque burlesque, thrilling aerialists, magic, and plenty of drinking. At the center of the story is the mysterious 1920 poisoning and death of silent film star and Ziegfeld Girl, Olive Thomas, and the subsequent destruction of her husband, movie star, Jack Pickford. 'Midnight Frolic' explores a starlet's transition from hopeful anonymity to disenchanted fame.

3h 0m | Already closed | Liberty Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)


Banal, Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy, Interactive
Avg Score

Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious, Clever, Interactive

See it if you like old-time styled contemporary music and walk-around theatre. Dressing in theme elevates the experience.

Don't see it if you don't like the 20's, or shows that take some figuring out to "get it"

Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Disorganized, Cliched

See it if You want to look at pretty naked people

Don't see it if You want well produced, tight, immersive, edgy cabaret or bulesque. There are other people doing it far better in the city.

Enchanting, Edgy, Great acting, Confusing, Banal

See it if You want to

Don't see it if You don't want to

April 29th, 2015
"The cast is talented, the costumes are glittery, and aerialists dangle from a giant beaded orb...'Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic' is less a theater piece than a faux-1920s cabaret show with a thematically related art installation taking place around it...Whole chunks are easy to miss here. Entering ...
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April 23rd, 2015
"Von Buhler's play is a glorious romp through Olive Thomas' life and times...It's a fitting production for the Liberty Theater, a historic gem."
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April 27th, 2015
"Von Buhler has created multiple detailed spaces within the cavernous Liberty Theatre. If you tire of the stage show, you'll always find more to explore. Unfortunately, not all the performances are as well researched and fully realized as the design...There are worse ways to spend an evening than...
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April 26th, 2015
"Von Buhler has captured, in her dizzyingly elaborate production, the forbidden glory of it all... Her visionary pursuits are as impressive as her methods of executing them are faulty. Telling a story is one thing, establishing a universe is another, and getting them to meet in the middle is yet ...
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