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Address: 210 W 50th ST, Snapple Theater, New York City, NY 10019
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3 minutes in and I knew I was in trouble...

I "treated" my wife and kids (15&17) to A Perfect Crime last night; it proved to be a baffling experience, and that's not just the plot. The theatre is small and intimate... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
John G
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Portland, ME
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tickets should never be available by TKTS. What a rip off. The guy helping outside TKTS claimed it was a great "murder mystery, appropriate for kids 11 and up." One of our kids (14) fell asleep. The acting is awful, the plot is worse. The theatre (with AC running that drowned out the lame actors) is a dump.

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Thank irish34nd
Jerusalem, Israel
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97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we could not get half price tickets for the show we wanted, so we chose Perfect Crime. What could be bad about a show compared to "The Mousetrap" and running on Broadway for many years? Well, absolutely everything! They started 15 minutes late. There was little or no amplification of the dialogue, so we only heard bits and pieces of... More 

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Thank Albert B
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We love crime stories and thus got the tickets. Afterwards I saw lots of negative reviews and "warned" my husband before the show. But we both were VERY positively surprised: Yes, there were lots of facts given to you in the beginning which you had to pay close attention to and which seemed a bit confusing in the 1. act.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Don't go expecting all singing and dancing musical, this is off-broadway. This play is almost all dialogue driven. A clever who-done-it. Very good performances from actors who have honed there craft over many years and have excellent chemistry on stage. It's not perfect though. Slightly unnecessarily complicated, hard to follow it all to the end. You are given an answer... More 

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Thank Ross S
Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If my comments here can save just one person from wasting two precious hours as I did last night, my life will not have been lived in vain. I've seen a lot of theatre, some not so good, some downright awful. This show set a new low. My wife found a deeply discounted deal, but even if the tickets had... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The play was good fun, the plot was very twisty but made sense and we managed to keep up with the fast-paced dialogue, so don't be put off by the other reviews! The venue was very intimate, and the stage very detailed and set out nicely. The acting was decent, although felt a little wooden in places. I can't help... More 

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1 Thank Barney S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I "treated" my wife and kids (15&17) to A Perfect Crime last night; it proved to be a baffling experience, and that's not just the plot. The theatre is small and intimate (nice), but still felt empty as the audience numbered only 21. No stage curtains, so it felt like we were sitting in the cosy, yet dated, living room... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

And not believable. If I had been doing this play multiple times a day every day since 1987 (as the lead actress has) I would have killed myself and there would no need for a whodunnit. The cast all look ready for the home.

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2 Thank C W
Arlington Heights
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Confusing story line, in fact the theater had cheat sheets so the audience could try to figure out what was going on. I saw it while Gary Busey was appearing. Small, very old theater off Broadway.

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Helsinki
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236 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This show is a quite different from other Broadway shows. This place doesn't try to trick you with lightning and musical. The atmosphere is more interesting than the show itself. Tip! Buy the ticket direct from the stage right before the show. You can get it for 30 dollars!

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