6 critics reviewed the show, resulting in a weighted average of 77.Jesse Green
The New York Times
"A challenging, courageous, and beautiful new musical...Rosser and Sohne employ a comfortingly familiar songwriting style to push thrillingly fresh ideas...Sohne's book efficiently places this human tragedy in the context of its society...Director Tony Speciale realizes Rosser and Sohne's vision with brilliance and thrift...A wholly original musical that is both emotionally and intellectually stirring. Anyone who cares about the future of the American musical should run out and see it now."
Time Out New York
"An unusual, profoundly affecting chamber musical...Creators Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne amp up the drama in the second act, and push it further still in a coda. Their musical, optimally staged by Tony Speciale, taps into a universal source of pain and confusion: that phase of youthful innocence when, unable to fathom the adults who control us, we wishfully mistake them for gods."
The show was also reviewed by 28 Show-Score members, whose collective ShowScore is a weighted average of 73.
Top five adjectives describing the show:
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great singing, Intense
See it if…"You want to experience a thrilling love story that takes on difficult subject matter with nimble ease and a soaring musical score."
Don't see it if…"You enjoy fluffy escapist musicals. While touching and joyous, this musical packs some bite."
See it if…"You like a show with strong production values that also tackles issues of personal and cultural identity."
Don't see it if…"You're easily disturbed by the premise of fathers selling their sons to be raised as dancing boys that are used for companionship."
Jillbaila, ShowScore: 72
See it if…"You want to see a heartbreaking story and are interested in other cultures. It feels like it isn't quite ready yet but has potential."
Don't see it if…"You don't want to see depictions of abusive relationships."
Note: The ShowScore displayed above is current as of right now, and may be different from the ShowScore when the article was published.