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Generation Me (NYMF)

Members say: Great singing, Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing
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Critics
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4 reviews
Members
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31 reviews
 

Part of the New York Musical Festival: This new musical explores the heartbreak, confusion, and survivor’s guilt of those left behind after a teen's suicide.

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At age 15, Milo Reynolds had it all: a seat at the popular table, the perfect girlfriend, the “coolest” parents, and friends who worshiped him. So when Milo takes his own life on Monday morning, his friends and family are left questioning everything they thought they knew about him. Told in flashbacks that open Milo’s story like a mystery, 'Generation Me' identifies a generation more privileged, self-interested, oblivious...and lonelier than ever. An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project.

 


Reviews (35)

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85
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Times Square Chronicles

"Manheim holds his own in a lead role, but the standouts here are Nightingale and Ronson-Benenati as the two girls who affect Milo’s world...The book, lyrics, and music are powerful and touching...The music is energetic, with emotional solos that cut...Warren does a great job keeping his young cast fresh and layered. Montoya’s balletic choreography is done well...A show that needs to play in the junior high and high school levels so that kids no longer feel so alone." Full Review

90
BroadwayWorld

"'Generation Me' is absolute perfection in its ability to prove how kindness and cruelty are of the same unfortunate hand...It has every right to boast of a beautifully heartbreaking story...This show is so amazing because it brings to the audience characters that are slaves to their feelings, which in turn give them permission to remain shrouded in their own delusions...Honestly, what a beautiful show to see. The entire cast...is stunning...Really, kudos to everyone." Full Review

80
Theatre is Easy

"An emotionally gripping musical...It’s a gripping, if common tale of parental abuse, romantic confusion, and a perceived betrayal by someone once considered a close friend. There’s tragedy here, and pathos...It not only works, it works well. First, the cast members...are uniformly excellent...The music sidesteps clichés to address compelling themes...Thought-provoking and sobering." Full Review

90
Nitelife Exchange

“Gripping, powerful stuff…Rings true as very moving drama, especially in the final scenes that are often wrenching. This painful payoff is earned via palpable, gutsy emotional currency in the writing, staging, and some excellent, convincing acting…Ryan Warren’s direction is well paced…There’s not a weak link among these cast members…Inventive material that presents teen characters with respect, dignity, and three-dimensionality.” Full Review

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89
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80
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Entertaining, Explaining teen age angst

See it if You like musicals, are disturbed by growing #s of teen suicide, want to have a sense of teen to teen cruelty. And good performances, music.

Don't see it if You want a big stage, lavish costume show. You want a happy subject, nothing as disturbing as reel teen age suffering.

72
Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Good acting, Good singing

See it if you like shows are not always lighthearted and deal with teenagers and the issues that affect them in a serious way

Don't see it if you don't like shows that deal with heavy topics like teenage suicide.

90
Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You liked "Dear Evan Hansen" or "Saved by the Bell". Youthful, but, can be enjoyed by older. Just over 2 hours, with intermission. Mixed bag

Don't see it if You hate musicals. Cliched middle America high school setting. Suicide. Told in flashback. Humor mixed in, with grief. Worth the $

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You are looking for musical insight to teenage drama that includes difficult issues. Kickoff talks about friendship, suicides, relationships

Don't see it if Issues of bullying, cutting, teen sexual mores, and suicide are triggers. The difficult subjects need a talk Back session.

79
Ambitious, Relevant

See it if Much better than the 2014 Fringe NYC production. A relatively realistic portrayal of teen angst.

Don't see it if You have a problem with a show badly in need of a better choreographer. You believe teen "problems" cannot excuse mistreating others.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Quirky, Great singing, Great characters

See it if You want to see a good telling of teenage issues. Enjoy seeing new talent.

Don't see it if Triggered by suicide, self harm, rape and domestic abuse. Don't want flashbacks to highschool. Also story takes place in flashbacks.

Also Really didnt think I'd enjoy it as much as I did. The characters were ... Read more Read less

65
Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You are looking for something that is a cross between Degrassi and an afterschool special, with all the expected teenage hot buttons.

Don't see it if You have high standards for musicals.

Also This musical didn't seem to be very well crafted, and the constant jum... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Great singing

See it if wow! this kids can sing act and tell a great story! clever and realistic portrayal of modern teen life and effects of suicide and date rape

Don't see it if suicide or date rape are too upsetting for you to hear about

Also this show should win the mymtf and is ready for bway or off bway... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you liked Dear Evan Hansen, and you enjoy strong ensemble shows about serious teenage issues. Some seriously talented kids in this show.

Don't see it if you will be triggered by the following: teen suicide, cutting, child abuse, violence, rape

Also I think the second act needs to be trimmed a bit. Too many solos. I th... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want a compelling look into the world of bullying and teens. It's what our children deal with day In & out.

Don't see it if you don't want to see what's really going on with our youth. If you have ever had to deal with suicide.

90
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of intelligent writing, great singing and shows about teenagers coming of age.

Don't see it if you're upset watching teens drink, engage in sexual behavior or if you're uncomfortable with the portrayal of suicide.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if If you want to be inspired and moved and if you love new, fresh theatre with wonderful music. If you have any young people in your life.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it! Don't miss it!!

90
Absorbing, Lively, Provocative, Well paced, Character driven

See it if you appreciate subjectivity in how teens perceive themselves and others and the and immediacy of those years. And juxtaposed timelines.

Don't see it if you prefer straight forward, chronological storytelling (my companion complained of being confused). He also thought it cliched - I didn't

88
Funny, Dark, Absorbing, Great writing, Contemporary

See it if you'd like to see the future of musical theatre.

Don't see it if you're offended by profanity, you're looking for light comedy.

Also The first two songs of this show almost put me off-- the opening numbe... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if You enjoy your musical theater to explore dark and edgy topics. Also if you are interested in exploring the teen experience.

Don't see it if You are easily overwhelmed by sad or disturbing issues including, suicide, date rape, and self-harm. Not appropriate for kids under 13-14 yo

97
Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You want to be wowed by a compelling, vulnerable cast of teens, and a beautiful score and choreography.

Don't see it if You are easily confused in shows. The musical includes flashing back between past and present, so be sure to pay attention

Also The NYMF shows are usually a bit messy and thrown together. I saw abou... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Great singing

See it if Everyone should see this! It really shows the struggles that kids today are dealing with.

Don't see it if you will be upset by talk of suicide, rape, self harm

Also This show is beautifully written! It will make you laugh as well as br... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You're a millennial, a baby boomer, a human.

Don't see it if You have triggers surrounding date rape, suicide, etc.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a great young cast.

Don't see it if The topic of Suicide is upsetting to you.

100
Funny, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You love fresh new talent and a story relevant to our world today. So very different from dear Evan Hansen, but BETTER.

Don't see it if You get triggered by live suicide, self harm, rape, abuse.

Also You MUST see this show. Its unlike any show out there.

100
Must see, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You would like a look into the teenage mind, want to laugh and cry

Don't see it if You are under 13, if you will be triggered by talk of suicide

96
Edgy, Intense, Profound, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You enjoy shows that depict the realistic experience of teens. The music was great and the choreography was beautiful

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows about the teenage experience. Often times adults are skeptical at shows geered towards teens but this was great

Also It was refreshing to see a show that depicted situational suicide. Oft... Read more Read less

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Profound

See it if You are looking for a great show about teens and the realistic problems that they live through.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by suicide, self harm, rape, and violence.

100
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a teenager, have teenagers in your life, were a teenager.

Don't see it if you don't want to experience an emotional roller coaster ride.

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you are a teen, or a parent of a teen, this is an important show to see and talk about afterwards.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by the subjects covered in the show (rape, suicide, self harm).