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Camp Wanatachi: In Concert (NYMF)

Members say: Great singing, Funny, Ambitious, Hilarious, Resonant
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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8 reviews
 

Part of the New York Musical Festival: An electro-musical that explores two girls’ journey of sexual discovery within the unlikely setting of an all-female Christian summer camp.

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Spirit-soaked and hormone-charged, this comically subversive piece of theater celebrates teenage love with pulsing EDM beats and lush orchestral arrangements. A surprising and refreshing take on the coming-of-age musical. This event is part of the NYMF Concert series.

 


Reviews (10)

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Stage Buddy

“'Wanatachi' is fun to watch and has performances that will send chills down your spine...Although the vocals are often drowned out by a regrettable echo-like microphone effect, you get the idea that these are well-trained voices. Even though 'Wanatachi' is not a fully staged musical, the performers...fill the intimate setting with music and dance and do a fine job telling the story of a budding romance set to a catchy electronic-pop score. It will make you feel like a kid at summer camp.” Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

"The cast is seriously killer...Director Walker fiercely steers the piece’s main themes of LGBT identity and religion while tackling other important subjects like eating disorders and teen suicide...Although the premise of 'Camp Wanatachi' is quite apropos to our times, I would have liked to see the envelope pushed a little further. I look forward to seeing an incarnation of this piece in an actual theater as well, as the camp vibes didn’t particularly suit the swankiness of the venue to me." Full Review

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71
Avg Score

80
Funny, Insipid, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like camp and campiness. It's like a satire, trying to be serous. LGBT. Funny songs. Was better when I saw it years ago. This concert

Don't see it if Format, took away from the theatrics, but, overall enjoyable. Storyline needs to be tightened...sensitive about religion. . Would see again.

92
Relevant, Resonant, Hilarious, Great singing, Underrated

See it if you'd enjoy a fresh, funny musical gem performed with great pipes & great heart. The songs immediately move you, amuse you & stay with you.

Don't see it if you're the sort of backwards cretin who's offended by an LGBT love story.

Also You'll miss a treasure if you don't catch this. It has everything a gr... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Edgy, Bold, Too short, In progress

See it if This show still needs work. It's too short and not fully developed. Needs great singers to impress, which is not the case during NYMF.

Don't see it if you are offended by teenage sex themes. Bold and inventive, but needs lots of work to be done.

Also The venue is a bad choice for this show. Needs a theatre and not a bar... Read more Read less

65
Clever, Great singing, Work-in-progress

See it if you are into shows with fun, different music (EDM) You like the drama of teenage summer camp

Don't see it if You are looking for a fully-realized show You are easily offended by LGBT & religious themes

70
Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Cast of great actresses. Want a cute coming out story.

Don't see it if don't like reproductions without full set. Dislike themes of teen sexuality, eating disorders and suicide. Sensitive about religion.

64
Ambitious, Confusing, Great singing

See it if you're interested in seeing EDM infused musical theater, you enjoy queer coming of age stories, you enjoy satire

Don't see it if you want to see a fully realized production, you are easily offended

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Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like shows that go for shock value and push their morals on you

Don't see it if you aren't super into EDM or don't want indulgent teenage sex themes pushed in your face

85
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You like non-traditional music and like seeing great performances in a work in progress & if you like subverting antiquated religious tropes

Don't see it if you don't like lgbtq+ themes and think everyone should wait for marriage. Also the EDMxMT music was cool, but overloaded the sound system