A humorous look at a therapist and his patients.Average Rating: based on 2 votes
Show Category: Musical
|Opening:||Oct 28, 2008|
|Closing:||Jan 1, 2010|
Show Website: http://www.sessionsthemusical.com
123 East 24th Street
Between Lexington and Park Ave.
I was a bit disappointed with Sessions. I was expecting it to be humorous, but it was not a comedy. Sessions had potential to be an interesting story, but I found it fairly boring. The show consisted of 8 different patients, each with their own set of problems. By the end of the show, most of the problems are resolved, and most characters are cheerful.
There was a lot of music in Sessions, but none of the songs were very catchy. None of the actors used microphones, but they were all strong vocalists. That was probably the best part about the show - it was great to hear some authentic singing for a change, rather than the amplified/processed vocals that most Broadway shows offer.
We purchased day-of tickets at the Sessions box office at the Algonquin Theater. We had a coupon that offered $30 tickets, but the guy at the box office was very nice, and said he could give us an even better discount of only $25/ticket. Great! Our seats were also fantastic - we were in the 4th row from the front (although the theater is small, so all seats are pretty good).
Sessions is an off Broadway musical about a psychiatrist in NYC and the patients that he sees through a group therapy session. I was disappointed in the show. I thought it was supposed to be very funny, and I found it only mildly amusing. The show was very slow getting into, and I was bored through the first half. I was a little more entertained in the second half, but overall it just wasn't captivating. The singing was very good, but the songs were just OK. The plot was very predictable and unimaginative, as were all the characters. We managed to get seats for only $25, so it really wasn't bad for what we paid. I've paid more and got stuck with much worse. The theater is only about 10 rows deep - so it is an intimate setting and makes you feel like you're right in there with the actors.
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