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Gone Missing

From 32 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

About the show

Encores! Off-Center presents this wry and whimsical docu-musical from the Civilians, featuring an energetic score by Michael Friedman. A very personal account of how we deal with loss in our lives. More…

In 2003, New York City theater troupe The Civilians interviewed real people about the physical objects they’d lost—keys, a sapphire ring, a Gucci pump. 'Gone Missing' is the musical that emerged from their investigation.

This special engagement honors the work of composer and Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman, whose life was tragically cut short last summer.

Member Reviews (32)


Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if and only if you are a huge fan of Susan Blackwell and Taylor Mac.

Don't see it if you were looking for something a bit more meatier than this appetizer size of a play.

Also An interesting concept for a show until it revealed itself to be just ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Dull

See it if you are an Off-Center completist, or a big fan of Michael Friedman

Don't see it if you like more traditional musicals with plots, rather than a puffed up cabaret/tribute show.

Also I felt like the other audience members were laughing really hard at li... Read more Read less

Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Disappointing, Delightful

See it if Only if you like Michael Friedman's work and want to see some of his earlier, not as good, songs. Taylor Mac stands out as well.

Don't see it if Want a plot. Just a bunch of stories being narrated, some funny, some boring and the occasional interesting song.

July 12th, 2018
"An accidental and indispensable elegy...The setting is minimal, the costumes pleasantly generic, Karla Puno Garcia’s choreography decidedly low profile and Mr. Schmoll’s direction affectionate and barely there...I felt a happy-sad nostalgia, not only for the composer himself but also for the the...
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July 12th, 2018
"An oddball 2001 revue laced with observational humor, peppy energy and shades of sadness...The Off-Center production of 'Gone Missing' serves as an opportunity to reflect upon Friedman’s passing. The meditative final song, 'Stars,' contains the line 'So when I leave you, you’ll know, I’m just a ...
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July 12th, 2018
"Schmoll's production, staged mostly in front of music stands like the Encores! of yore, doesn't find the thread to make it a cohesive evening. But then, the piece is so specific to the style of the Civilians that an outsider to the company with limited rehearsal is at a disadvantage to begin wit...
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July 12th, 2018
"A quirky, mostly droll, occasionally touching, 75-minute docu-musical...Back then, I characterized the show as an 'enjoyable collage' and 'thoughtful entertainment.' So it remains today in the fleet concert staging by Ken Rus Schmoll that also features witty synchronized moves in Karla Puno Garc...
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