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Frankenstein the Musical

Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Disappointing
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Be Bold! Productions revives its musical adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror classic. Obsession, desire, and ambition are explored through the eyes of a mad scientist and his ungodly creation.

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This musical brings the beloved novel to life with steampunk flair. It follows the ill-fated life of the ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates a monster and is forced to face the monster within. 'Frankenstein' features songs by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell played by a live chamber ensemble.

 

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Reviews (36)

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65
For a previous production
Disappointing

See it if you must see everything. Frankenstein is usually one of my favorites. Not this show.

Don't see it if you expect a great show. I was grossly disappointed. Love Frankenstein but not this show.

5
For a previous production
Confusing

See it if You are a family member of the college-age cast.

Don't see it if Poorly acted, poorly sung. These college graduates tried their best, but they shouldn't be charging for this poor quality production.

48
For a previous production
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Your Dentist canceled your root canal appointment

Don't see it if You want good off bway entertainment

78
For a previous production
Ambitious, Mixed bag

See it if You enjoy the story and musicals generally.

Don't see it if You don't like overly ambitious musicals.

Also This production was a very mixed bag. The acting was generally quite g... Read more Read less

74
For a previous production
Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of the source material.

Don't see it if You want as deep an exploration of man's scientific obsession.

33
For a previous production
Dizzying, Quirky, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you know and can follow the original story, be impressed by the costumes

Don't see it if want to see a production that is more polished

67
For a previous production
Ambitious, Quirky, Great writing, Banal, Disappointing

See it if Dr. Frankenstein's monster's evolution and devolution interest you

Don't see it if You expect a fully involving story

50
For a previous production
Ambitious, Disappointing, Earnest, Overly ambitious choreography

See it if enjoy interesting orchestrations on Percussion & Cello. The monster, Jonathan Bethea's performance is a standout.

Don't see it if heavy handed choreography bothers you. I had heard Benedict Cumberbatch did "Frankenstein" in London. This isn't the version!

Also The score was extremely repetitive and only 9 songs. Playbill.com had ... Read more Read less

80
For a previous production
Original, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if You want to see the story done in a new refreshing way. If you can leave preconceived ideas home. If you want to see a good story

Don't see it if You are a theatre snob, have preconceived ideas. If you think you've seen it all or are not a fan of musicals.

Also You just don't think of "musical" and Frankenstein in the same sentenc... Read more Read less

22
For a previous production
Boring, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are interested in seeing a new musical based on the novel Frankenstein.

Don't see it if you believe theater should be shown rather than told--there was too much narration and not enough action. The music was often monotonous.

82
For a previous production
Original, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained. See beautiful costumes, good writing and singing. You want to hear an interesting take on Frankenstein.

Don't see it if You do not have an open mind. Don't like singing. You don't want to be entertained

50
For a previous production
Ambitious, Slow, Uneven, Enthusiastic, Unintentionally funny

See it if You like supporting young actors who are trying hard. The music wasn't bad.

Don't see it if You can rent any version of this and stay home.

47
For a previous production
Disappointing, Slow, Dated

See it if You like a production that equivalent to a high school musical. You got a comp ticket or really really cheap.

Don't see it if You paid full price. You are looking for a show that is entertaning and fun

Also I don't know why, but this show reminds of a Drama Teacher who wrote h... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you are into horror and intelligent, thoughtful plays. It is, hands down, one of the most thrilling shows I've ever seen on stage.

Don't see it if you are easily offended. It gets into some pretty deep topics, nudity, theological questions, and a horrific rape scene.

75
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intense, Great staging

See it if you would enjoy a musical adaptation of the novel Frankenstein that is faithful to the book

Don't see it if you have no interest in the book

Also excellent staging, lighting and sound effects and authentic costumes

100
For a previous production
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You're familiar with the story and want to see a new take on it.

Don't see it if You're easily frightened or a stickler to the classic plot.

100
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy serious content and are prepared to be intellectually challenged. This show deals with philosophical issue of Creator and Creation

Don't see it if If you think it's just gross to make a human out of dead bodies' leftovers. If your relugion doesn't allow that kind of exploration.

100
For a previous production
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy

See it if you like live music and percussion.

Don't see it if no reason not to see it.

64
For a previous production
Edgy, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Great sets and costumes , funny

Don't see it if If you don't like plays

94
For a previous production
Cliched

See it if You want a modern take on a classic novel

Don't see it if Bold, audacious transitions are too much for the common eye

80
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you're interested in classic shows.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy long monologues.

82
For a previous production
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of older horror/drama.

Don't see it if You are hoping for more of Mary Shelly's 'Modern Prometheus'.

100
For a previous production
Edgy, Enchanting, Epic, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love horror and the classic tale of Frankenstein.

Don't see it if You don't like horror.

28
For a previous production
Confusing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like bad acting

Don't see it if The actors just seem to say their lines with out feeling like they really didnt believe in the musical they were in. Quite sad

98
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Profound

See it if You value the opportunity to see two actors switch off the key roles. Great cast, with the Creature being the stand-out role.

Don't see it if Staged violence or assault is upsetting for you - not for children