An infectious original score. Helen Park’s musical numbers wouldn’t look out of place at Madison Square Garden.
— Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
Fahuuucking brilliant. I can’t believe what I just experienced. I want to go back 10 more times.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda
Ms.Park’s musical numbers are perversely addictive (Think of them as ear Skittles.)
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Could easily compete on Korean music charts.
— Tamar Herman, Billboard
Ms. Park’s music is exuberant, with sharp hooks and maddeningly catchy choruses.
— Kathryn Yu, No Proscenium
If you’re not bopping along to Helen Park’s splashy, buoyant pop tunes, well … maybe you don’t like puppies or rainbows either.
— Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
Helen Park’s songs make the case that bubble gum is an international language...insanely catchy songs with enough unbridled energy to generate an audience frenzy. It offers provocative ideas set to an irresistible beat; just try to resist it.
— David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America
Tiny bubbles of pleasure keep floating up and bursting all around us. Pop! Pop! Pop! We’re sold.
— Adam Feldman, Timeout NY
KPOP is gigantic. It is undoubtedly the most ambitious off-Broadway musical of the year, with pulse-quickening tunes... Ms. Park re-creates that magic with her irrepressible pop score, which will have you dancing through much of the show.
— Zachary Stewart, Theatermania
When the closing concert starts, it’s almost impossible to resist the infectious energy of the music itself, and of the mix of enthusiasm and precision in the performances. Many of the songs could work as both polished commercial pop songs and wry sendups of the tropes of those songs...Like the best pop songs, you walk out of KPOP feeling energized, thoroughly entertained, and humming a line of the chorus.
— Loren Noveck, Exeunt Magazine
an exuberant, candy colored and satirical introduction to Korean pop music that ends with a legitimately mind-blowing concert...Audiences should be forgiven for demanding CDs as they exit through the lobby.
— David Cote, What Should We Do