The New Victory presents an epic opera-theater work for families about Harold, an aging watch maker nearing the end of his unusual life. Best for ages 10 and up. More…
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus helps Harold uncover his legacy as the stage is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. The worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument making, and scenic design collide to paint a poignant allegory on time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life.
See it if Meditation on the spiritual vs the material from the perspective of life's end. Ethereal operatic music with choir and strings.
Don't see it if A bit slow and insubstantial. Some lovely moments but not enough to keep me absorbed throughout.
See it if the universe is more than clockwork in your mind. Called opera but consists of long monologs where an author & his creation meld magically
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable around the topic of death. The plot explores the death of two characters, the man on stage and the man he created.
See it if Want a completely different theatrical experience & open to new forms of expression. If the description intrigues you, this is VERY fine.
Don't see it if Want traditional, linear story, don't like opera, not open to mystical and mysterious theater. I was transported by it, but not 4 everyone.
See it if This is a work of IMPRESSIONISM, amazingly unlike anything we usually think of as "for kids". Demanding of the audience, not dumbed-down!
Don't see it if Don't bring your child unless already at the reading level of something like "Anne of Green Gables" - this is literary, not "kiddy"!
See it if you would like to watch a performance that wants to be very deep, but instead ends up with nothing.
Don't see it if you would appreciate a good story and a charismatic actor. There was a lot of work in this performance, but it didn't work for me this time