Part of FringeNYC: Based on the playwright's personal experiences, "Full" follows the struggle of a young woman battered by adolescent trauma, combating her demons, finding herself powerless, and ultimately battling her way back. More…
Categories: Musical/Opera, FringeHIGH, Drama, National. From Full: The Musical. Book and Lyrics by Katie Berger, Music by Katie Berger and Alan Blake Conley. Directed by Sean Ryan Paris, Musical Direction by Alan Blake Conley.
"'Full,' a story about struggles and celebration of self, reminds us we are our own hero, that we have the power to get us out of our darkest places. The show is an act of love, and it shows. Though not without its occasional convolution, its honesty and heart top the festival this year...Berger's 'Full' is full to the brim of hope and love, both for self and for self care—something so drastically missing from life sometimes." Full Review
See it if you like a sweet musical score, and a touching study of how a personal crisis can effect someones entire life and relationships.
Don't see it if you want a light and frothy musical, or require glamorous costumes or fancy sets to entertain you.
See it if you want to remember what it was like to struggle with growing up, risking in relationships vs. seeking safety in solitude.
Don't see it if you want a traditional Broadway-style song-and-dance show. Mostly lyrical solos and duets here, with two lovely harmonized trios in Act II.
See it if you like plays about teen angst, but with central character who is unlikeable, and has one note (angst) throughout.
Don't see it if you like upbeat plays. There's a bit of comedy that helps, and strong singing voices throughout. Some moving songs.
See it if You understand emotional trauma and the strength it takes to heal. Not want to just survive life, but make it full. Believe music heals.
Don't see it if You don't like to cry in pubic.
See it if You have ever struggled with an inner demon, you are a woman, your life has been touched by eating disorders in some way
Don't see it if you are triggered by trauma, abuse, eating disorders, or body image issues