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Frankenstein the Musical

From 63 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the show

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. More…

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.


Member Reviews (63)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
61
Avg Score

4
Banal, Disappointing

See it if Some good actors

Don't see it if If you want to see how frankenstein should be on stage

49
Hilarious, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if no.

Don't see it if no. Just no.

55
Disappointing, Slow, Funny

See it if you have absolutely nothing else to do. I used funny to describe it but I don't think it was meant to be funny

Don't see it if you enjoy good theater

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You like a cast of talented actors with a story line and musical song numbers in between. The lead actor playing Frankenstein was great.

Don't see it if You like modernized twists on stories. And movement within the aisles of a play or stage

49
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Don't. Not tuneful. Not clever. Nothing new to add to the Frankenstein canon.

Don't see it if Not worthwhile.

90
Romantic, Great singing, Absorbing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you are a Frankenstein story fan who wonders what a sweeping and romantic musical about the human need for love/companionship would be like.

Don't see it if you don't think the Frankenstein story would make a worthwhile musical love letter with a soaring score. Surprise - this play is just that!

20
Banal, Disappointing, Great writing, Intense

See it if You are dying to see an adaptation of the book and are okay watching crummy singers try to act.

Don't see it if You love the book. It's one of my favorites and I was extremely disappointed by the book. The score was pretty good, but the actors weren't.

24
Slow, Raunchy, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Dont see it...anyway over

Don't see it if You can get tickets for anything else

79
Entertaining, Enchanting, Intelligent, Committed, Enjoyable

See it if You like modern music around retelling a of old tales, a cast who were “all in” with their performances, creative use of space for staging

Don't see it if You need fancy sets, perfect singing, don’t care for modern music

77
Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy the Frankenstein story in all its incarnations

Don't see it if you don't like opera type musicals

Also Very good singing. ... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You’re desperate to see a Frankenstein tale that focuses on Mary Shelley.

Don't see it if “Frankenstein: The Musical” makes you expect a musical version of Frankenstein.

Also Robert Fairchild’s artistry needs support from the text

59
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like live music, are ok with a semi-professional production and don't need the Monster to be even remotely scary.

Don't see it if You have other options for the evening, get easily distracted, or can't sit still if the production isn't exactly riveting.

Also I really wanted to like this show but they lost me in the first five m... Read more Read less

48
Disappointing, Banal

See it if you like the story and are Frankenstein crazy

Don't see it if you are hard of hearing because you will not hear half the cast.

66
Disappointing, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you have a keen interest in this famous tale

Don't see it if you are expecting a new twist on the dated story of Frankenstein

49
Overrated, Disappointing, In need of composer

See it if You have absolutely nothing better to do, like watch paint dry.

Don't see it if You are expecting good music, voices or plot.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show with potential. Like experimental imstrumentation. Want to see the original story told.

Don't see it if You want perfection and are not into off-Broadway smaller productions.

Also This show has some good potential. Being in a small theater the actors... Read more Read less

72
Ambitious, Slow, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a new take of 'Frankenstein' with some catchy songs and great acting.

Don't see it if you want something new and different. It does what it says on the tin.

82
Great singing, Romantic, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you like the story in songs where some were powerful, some very lovely and sweet, and some sounded the same. Intimate feeling to the theater

Don't see it if you don't like too much singing of some long songs that sounds repetitive.

Also Good voices and singing all around. For a couple of the songs the key ... Read more Read less

50
Banal, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you follow every Frankenstein story and want to see a bold musical based on this familiar classic.

Don't see it if you are looking for something of high quality that is meaningful, unique, entertaining or thought-provoking.

33
Cliched, Romantic, Slow

See it if You like cliched romance stories and appreciate nice singing

Don't see it if You are expecting high quality theatre

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like Frankenstein adaptations.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate musicals.

60
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Epic

See it if You like the classics trying to be great

Don't see it if You have seen any other interpration

58
Slow, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You love seeing classic stories brought to life in new productions; if you adore the great 19th century stories.

Don't see it if You like seeing smooth transitions between scenes, or purple prose is not your thing. They mean well, they really do...

92
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if You love a small setting and want to be super close to the house band and foggy stage or need a laugh.

Don't see it if Frankenstein ate your brain

40
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you have too much free time and love wasting money. If you’re a fan of weird choreography go ahead. If you want to support small cast.

Don't see it if I couldn’t tell if the it was the bad acting or the awful dialogue that ruined the show for me. A highschool could do better.


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