NEWSical the Musical
No one in the news is safe!! Now in its 4th year, this is 80 minutes of songs and sketches the parodies of the biggest headlines of the current day. From politics to celebrities, every topic is picked on and portrayed in a whimsical manner. You are sure to have a good laugh at this parodical newscast.
"The only thing not funny about 'NEWSical the Musical' is that each day's absurdities provide no shortage of inspiration."
--Frank Scheck, NEW YORK POST
CAST & CREATIVES
Stars: Wade Dooley, Christine Pedi, Susan Mosher, Michael West
Director: Mark Waldrop
Writer and Creator: Rick Crom
NEED TO KNOW
- We recommend this show for audiences of age 12 and above
- Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre
- Admission tickets
- Local taxes
- Service charges
- Food and beverages
Although funny, NEWSical the Musical does not manage to make a mark maybe because of its topical genre. But the plot was crisp, to the point and comic for those who enjoy subtle satire. If you're into SNL (with a great background score, of course) then this should be your pick.
Yes, NEWSical the Musical is a comedy - but it is nothing like the other comedies we've grown up watching. The musical makes use of random cheap jokes to sell the play, but surprisingly they're well received by the audience. The intimate setting makes it a show worth spending on. My husband and I had a great night at this show.
Politics is not always serious, and that's exactly what NEWSical the Musical wants to portray. However, amidst its silly, stupid humour and uninteresting punchlines, the real purpose of the show is lost. Yes, it makes pretty good points, but you're probably not going to notice them because of the cheap humour. Not worth it!
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The Kirk Theatre , 410 W 42nd Street, New York