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Fallen Skies (FringeNYC)

Members say: Great singing, Intelligent, Original, Absorbing, Great writing
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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14 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: Art reflects life and life reflects art. Radical English author D.H. Lawrence struggles with tumultuous relationships and his obstacle-ridden career. Entirely adapted from his actual text, the line is blurred between fiction and reality.

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Categories: Musical/Opera, Drama, National. Music by Matthew Lowy; Text adapted from D.H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence, James Douglas, Herbert Muskett, Sir John Dickenson, and Ezra Pound. Directed by Julia Gannon.

 

Reviews (16)

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42
Avg Score

25
Stage Buddy

"Despite the show’s one-act structure, its aimlessness made it feel interminable... Lowy’s compositions were much more admirable on an intellectual level, and failed to connect in any emotional sense, the whole show felt like a dissertation in which he was trying to prove he knew how to achieve dissonance. In fact he does, not only on a composition scale, but also by neglecting the humanism that made Lawrence’s work so compelling, and choosing to concentrate only on its sensationalism." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

“Music is rich and opulent...Unfortunately, the piece suffers from a lack of cohesion; at times it feels like a set of loosely connected songs instead of a full story. While the songs themselves are beautiful, the plot is not entirely made clear, and often the supporting characters are not identified. Julia Gannon does a good job directing her actors, but the piece itself feels bare and unfinished, as if another act is missing.” Full Review

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77
Avg Score

66
Original, Intelligent, Intense, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You care, deeply, for DH Lawrence. I thought Himself & Nora was much better at this kind of show.

Don't see it if You want melodic music.

75
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You love beautiful music. You are a fan of DH Lawrence.

Don't see it if You want memorable music you can sing as you exit the theatre. You want something light. You want fancy sets and dancing.

50
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You want to see a young composer's work--the score is atonal and rather repetitive. Female lead a good singer!

Don't see it if You want a good fringe show.Better for friends of creator. Disappointed I didn't know it was composer's senior thesis--felt like bait+switch

100
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want to see a new show with gorgeous Sondheim like melodies with DH Lawrence's beautiful text used to compose the lyrics and the book.

Don't see it if nah, see it if you're in town. Well worth the $18.

26
Indulgent, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Great singing

See it if You want to see a thesis project from a wonderful composer with brilliant orchestrations. Or if youre a DH Lawrence fan.

Don't see it if You want a good story. Its trite storytelling and the performances don't carry the material. Its slow and bland.

95
Original, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if something like the first act of an original opera with fine music and singing in a small venue s why you go to the Fringe

Don't see it if you cannot stand serious opera.

100
Original, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You love beautiful music and show that is smart, with great voices and clear direction. Something new from something old

Don't see it if You want a typical song and dance kind of show but even if that's your thing, this is a really lovely alternative.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for an intimate experience that'll leave you thinking.

Don't see it if you're looking for flashy - over the top theatre.

85
Epic, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if I thought it was a well thought out original idea of a show for anyone who likes aliens action and suspense

Don't see it if You hate good fictional shows about the unrealistic

71
Original, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you are interested in D. H. Lawrence's life and work slated via a promising original score performed by a young and appealing cast.

Don't see it if you don't know anything about D. H. Lawrence's life or work.

100
Enchanting, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy stunning music and riveting performances. This musical is original, thought-provoking, intelligent, and simply beautiful.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of D.H. Lawrence, because he is the subject and influence of this musical.

92
Edgy, Exquisite, Intelligent, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You like smart complex music and beautiful singing

Don't see it if You don't like nice things. The music is stunning and well thought out and the singing is lovely.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy an original score with great acting and singing. If you want to be absorbed in a story based on truth then hurry to see this show!

Don't see it if You like a lengthy show with numerous actors.

95
Original, Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You like original and thought provoking shows with great acting and singing.

Don't see it if You like light and fluffy shows.