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Dead Serious - The Musical

From 38 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Funny, Disappointing

About the show

Real-life celebrity psychic medium Thomas John stars in this interactive, autobiographical musical. More…

Pulling from his personal stories, this unique production explores Thomas John's past and his journey in embracing his gift as a medium. It’s a wild ride each night as he connects audiences with loved ones on the other side. 

Member Reviews (38)


Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Funny, Disappointing
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Quirky, Fluffy, Banal

See it if If you want a show about a medium that deals with issues growing up.

Don't see it if If you like camp and shows that need polish and be tightened up.

Campy, Funny, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy seeing a medium's biography portrayed by himself, on video, by a youngster & with a talented group performing related info.

Don't see it if you expect a serious medium/psychic performance though there is a segment in which he engages with the audience. Some rough edges.

Amateurish, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like psychics, you are interested in biographical stories or you like funny little dongs about life experiences.

Don't see it if You dislike new age themes, you are sensitive to child abuse stories, or you prefer larger productions.

Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are in the mood for an entertaining cabaret act with a drag queen Greek chorus (the voices are quite good)

Don't see it if you want a fully developed play

Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if Psychic was very accurate and interesting.

Don't see it if Disappointing and disorganized with very poor audio visuals.

Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're interested in the story of a psychic medium and how he came into his own successes by overcoming many challenges.

Don't see it if You want to see a regular play that tells a story in a more traditional way.

Disappointing, Edgy, Dizzying, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you enjoy the psychic talent of Thom John;don't mind a show w/20% excellent psychic performance & 80% gay/drag musical

Don't see it if you're offended by profanity, don't enjoy hearing about the abusive life story of a gay psychic

Also The good (20-30 minutes of psychic connection with those in the after-... Read more Read less

Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like hearing about life beyond the grave. His skills as a medium was impressive.

Don't see it if If you want to see a traditional musical. Entertaining, but i would rather have seen more medium, less singing

Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if U must see every show that deals with paranormal experiences, abusive childhoods, coming out, justifications for criminality soaked in camp

Don't see it if U want serious exploration of any of the above topics, instead of pathetic unprofessional presentation by someone who claims unique talents.

Also I do tend towards acceptance of psychic phenomena, reincarnation ,and ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Psychic and medium tells the story of his life mixed with good songs and funny dances, performed by five talented actors.

Don't see it if Think that all mediums are liars, prefer show with the plot

Also Messages from the dead relatives to some of the audience members

Self indulgent, amateurish,, Banal

See it if For adorable side show of young talented guy dancers & singers..No good reason to see this.

Don't see it if For time with a seemingly Talented Psychic--show barely scratches surface on his abilities.

Disappointing, Tedious, Talented psychic but his show is not polished, Disjointed, Unusual

See it if you want to see a talented psychic connect with your deceased loved ones; you're up for a multi-media show: bio-pic + cabaret + drag act

Don't see it if you expect a traditional play (vs a mixed bag); you want a polished presentation; you hate when shows begin 22 mins late & play filler music

Also The psychic portion of his presentation is SHORT. While it establishes... Read more Read less

Deadly, Excruciating

See it if You believe in psychics. You like musical numbers performed by a deliberately flamboyant chorus.

Don't see it if You must sit through thirty minutes of YouTube Freddie Mercury and Queen followed by a singing drag queen and a group playing People Are

Also Strange before you get to see the guy you came for, Thomas John. John ... Read more Read less

Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are interested about a biographical musical of a spiritual medium. Amazing performance about connecting w. the deads related to audience

Don't see it if You are not a believer of spiritual world. Or if you can't stand the drag acts

Needs focus, Talented chorus, A mess, Confusing

See it if The gay chorus is very good. Thomas John is good, but the focus is a mess. Is it a musical, psychic readings? autobiographical?

Don't see it if It's all of the above and some of the above. Saw it 7/17. Show was at 8pm. House opened at 8:05pm. Show started at 8:20pm with no apology.

Also There were no programs. The staff person seating us didn't know the ho... Read more Read less

Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy autobiographical presentations. I wish there were more readings.

Don't see it if Expect many readings of the dead relatives. There were 3 the night I went. A bit too much emphasis on gays?

Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in psychic mediums

Don't see it if You want to see a serious show or are not interested in psychic mediums

Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you believe in an afterlife and that psychic mediums can communicate with the dead. Definitely a work in progress so patience is a must

Don't see it if you’re a non-believer or if you’re offended by foul language or a deeply personal heartbreaking story of a very abusive childhood

Also Some numbers were very good but one or two make you wonder why they ar... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if if you like life stories

Don't see it if you dont like sexuaL situations

Awful theater itself, Cute enough, Quirky

See it if You're a believer of psychics, fan of psychics, want to see a different small auto-bio-musical.

Don't see it if If you're expecting full fledged audience readings by a psychic. It only lasts about 10-15 mins. Hate musical numbers.

Also A friend highly suggested I see this psychic, not knowing it was a mus... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for an quirky, multifaceted musical that you may never have thought of as a possible theater concept.

Don't see it if you are looking for a staid musical or something from the main stream.

Also I was surprised that someone could come up with this concept which inc... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you think he may speak to dead relatives of yours.

Don't see it if you do not trust people who see dead people.

Also His back story is horrifying.

Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a psychic medium coupled with an autobiographical musical experience. There is a sweetness to Thomas and his storytelling.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional broadway experience.

Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Fluffy, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want a new kind of show, singing, digital, talking, audience interaction show. You enjoy smaller theatre setting. Like campy shows.

Don't see it if You are not into psychic situations. You get bored easily. You like traditional shows. You find biographies boring.

Also I went in with no expectation. The show gave us a biographical take on... Read more Read less

Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are hopeful that Thomas John might just vibe on one of your deceased loved ones you want to see the happy boys singing and dancing

Don't see it if you are looking for a finished production you are looking for anything worthwhile

Also See something else... Read more Read less

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