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20 Seconds Tickets
New York, NY

20 Seconds Tickets

A true story about how music changes lives.
20 Seconds: What to expect - 1
20 Seconds Tickets

About 20 Seconds

What can you fix in just 20 seconds? It’s not enough time to heal an ailing mother. It’s not enough time to undo the damage caused by an alcoholic, schizophrenic father. But if you can hear the music, 20 seconds can provide the score to a path of love, empathy, and forgiveness.

When 8-year-old Tom Sweitzer first sat down at a piano next to a benevolent Sunday school teacher, he experienced the effects of music therapy long before knowing such a treatment existed. Now, as a performer and music therapist, he brings a research-based approach to helping others find the power in melody. In 20 Seconds, Tom shares his inspiring true story, infused with colorful characters and original songs, reminding us that music is a universal language worth celebrating.

Run time

85 minutes

Start date

September 10th, 2023

End date

October 21st, 2023




237 Reviews

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

588 Reviews | 282 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Writer/actor Tom Sweitzer takes you down memory lane, telling abt his dramatic upbringing in a dysfunctional family with an abusive father.*

Don’t see it if Uninterested in one-hander plays.Also, since music is central to the play, you do expect more music and/or singing.

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1189 Reviews | 343 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you'd like a pleasant one-hander story about a difficult life with some music and a message of caring for others. Good sound support.

Don’t see it if you expect a lot of music or singing or if you are bothered by an actor playing multiple roles.



755 Reviews | 421 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful storytelling of abuse & forgiveness with a powerful & authentic script told thru the eyes of the victim.

Don’t see it if If you prefer a large production then skip this one.



295 Reviews | 104 Followers
Resonant, Intense

See it if a harrowing story of family trauma and redemption with a little music.

Don’t see it if one man show that could stand to love 10-15 minutes from the run time

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The Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center

480 W 42nd St, New York, NY, USA, 10036


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