(On hiatus until 4/7) Write Act Repertory's production of Mary Shelley's classic Gothic horror classic is a sweeping, romantic musical faithful to the novel in its exploration of the question: "Without love, what is life?" More…
Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man's mortality, and arrogantly begins an experiment to challenge the laws of nature itself. But when he succeeds in creating new life out of dead flesh, he is horrified by his creation, and refuses to provide the monster with the bride he demands. 'Frankenstein' remains a potent parable for the dangers and responsibilities that come with creation, and the human need for love and companionship.
See it if House of Frankenstein rises again in reverent operetta retelling of creature looking for love:"You didn't give me heart/Just superior mind"
Don't see it if No camp.No bolts.No grunts. Creature is articulate with a PhD's vocabulary:"I irretrievably destroyed thee." Bride only gets solitairy song.
See it if you enjoy a well staged musical version of the Frankenstein tale. The 2 male leads were good and had some good musical numbers.
Don't see it if you don't like the Frankenstein tale. The female singers had small voices, not always in key. Sit closer to the stage to hear them.
See it if You want to see an interesting take on the story with empathy from the Monster's point of view.
Don't see it if You want a full-fledged production. It is a small space overtaken by a set that limits the actors. Also some of the leads singing was rough
See it if You love the story of the monster created by Mary Shelley one summer on a challenge from Lord Byron to her and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Don't see it if you can’t imagine what the show might become with a truly talented cast, a good director, orchestral arrangements, and a lot of work on
See it if you want to see an excellent, emotionally moving performance by Marc Christopher as the lonely creature who has no one in his life.
Don't see it if you're expecting any real chemistry in the romantic scenes or consistently good singing or any kind of connection between the performers.
See it if Romantic view of creature who longs for love. Lyrics tell a good story, although some songs a little long
Don't see it if Don't expect a Broadway set at St Lukes but they make the best of the space. Some voices are good. Some, so-so
See it if Impressive show. Well done, the acting was impressive... very well done.
Don't see it if if you don't like small theaters...the chairs were a bit uncomfortable.
See it if you have absolutely nothing better to do on a Monday night or are related to someone in the cast.
Don't see it if you value good acting and music that excites and sounds good
See it if You are into musical theatre, and seeing a familiar tale done with a twist. A very good off-broadway show.
Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, otherwise go!
See it if if you like overwrought melodrama with clunky lyrics and cheesy dialogue and aren't too critical of the performances.
Don't see it if you expect polish, professionalism or credibility, or want to go away feeling like you had a really entertaining evening.
See it if Like off-Broadway, small, intimate theater experience. Good acting & singing.
Don't see it if You are expecting big budget, lavish productions. Small theater with tightly packed seats.
See it if You're interested in seeing a musical adaptation of the Frankenstein book with almost none of the camp from the movies.
Don't see it if You want a glitzy production, modern feeling music, or fast moving story. The staging is very bare.
See it if you enjoy hero/villain with a twist; you don't expect a lot from your play choice; you are a 'Frankenfreak' and will see anything "Shelley";
Don't see it if you want top production values;
See it if If you enjoy musicals, this may appeal to you, but perhaps it was too heavy on the music side and not strong enough on the actual dialogue.
Don't see it if You get bored easily or find it hard to sit through a multitude of songs