Lincoln Center's world premiere musical offers the origin story of one of medieval history's most powerful and creative women: Hildegard von Bingen. More…
Before she became a healer, a composer, an exorcist, and finally a saint, she was a little girl locked in a cell with her mentor, Jutta. "In the Green" is the tale of two women and the journey that leads one to embrace death, and the other to celebrate the beauty and blemishes of a fully lived life.
See it if You like innovative musicals and seeing how the form is pushed further into the 21st century.
Don't see it if You're a traditionalist when it comes to musical theatre. You want something neat and tidy.
See it if Vocal sounds programmed by the great “witch/healer” (played by McLean) into multi-track music as accompaniment while talented women singing
Don't see it if If you hate feminism; dislike any digitalized sound in musical piece; or are not interested in all female cast; The ending is bit abrupt.
See it if You know/like the work of Grace McLean, want excellent and new music on stage, and are interested in nontraditional musical theater.
Don't see it if You expect and prefer the type of music, storytelling, and pacing that is standard on theatrical stages.
See it if You want to think about the darkness in one’s life and overcoming it. The singing was haunting and the props very interesting.
Don't see it if You don’t want to learn about part of Hildegard von Bingen’s life and you want to see a light play.
See it if You enjoy non-traditional musicals and more experimental theatre. (For instance, 3 actors play one character for most of the show).
Don't see it if You love a traditional musical and more structured show. Don't expect medieval style music either, it's quite minimal.
See it if You are open to awkward updates to Hildegard’s story.
Don't see it if Screeching, self-conscious staging and a drive to experiment is more important than the story its telling will grate on you.
See it if You are a fan of Grace Mclean's music. You want to see a musical that is brimming with potential, ready to spring from underground.
Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for historical fiction that is highly speculative. Are not a fan of looping pedals.
See it if You are blind and can enjoy the music without having to witness the indulgent, pretentious banality on stage.
Don't see it if You get irritated by indulgent, pretentious banality. The first hour of this show is excruciating.
See it if You're a fan of Grace MacLean. If you like artsy, feminist shows. If you want a score that sounds different than typical musical theater.
Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional musical theater experience.
See it if You like non-traditional theater (this was not unlike performance art) and supporting women (all female cast). The live music was also great
Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or experimental art. Some musicals are 50/50 singing and acting, this is mostly singing
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