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Crashlight

From 5 critic and 5 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing, Cliched

About the show

The Cherry Lane Theatre presents Celeste Makoff's new musical set in a dystopian future where tens of millions of people get only three minutes of sunlight a day. More…

This small amount of light is controlled by a fascist dictator, Marcus Pressi; a master of propaganda and control by censorship. After discovering that 'someone in the sky hides the light away,' Rian, an illegal violin maker, leaves her home and family to try to set things right. With courage, she disguises herself as the enemy in an attempt to reveal freedom to those who don't even know it exists. Her violin playing expresses our capacity as humans to desire truth and the divine power of communication through music.



85
On Stage Blog

"There is a lot of potential in the story written...The music has beautiful harmonies but don’t give off the jukebox music sound that modern shows have...The show has many highlights that the entire cast and crew should be very proud of but I would like to see them explore more of the pivotal moments in the story...The production left me wanting to know more about these characters and their connections with each other because they are compelling, well written and acted." Full Review

70
BlogCritics.org

"More fairy tale than modern dystopian nightmare...The songs, in a mix of sophisticated pop-storytelling styles, display a gift for melody that’s not always matched by the lyrics, which are sometimes artful but sometimes prosaic. Gitter at her best is one with this music, a charismatic lead carrying the show with well-tempered skill and emotion…Despite its flaws, the production has the imaginative power to draw us into its world, then send us out with songs in our hearts." Full Review


91
Cliched, Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Action like it

Don't see it if Don't like fast movies

80
Ambitious, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if I just love these smaller plays and experimental works. This was a unique show I enjoyed the music was interesting & the story fascinating

Don't see it if You can't see/suspend your belief for a dystopian theme play out on a stage in a semi musical format.

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90
Ambitious, Relevant

See it if You're looking for a new type of music/storytelling in musicals

Don't see it if You're not into science fiction, or political theater


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