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Interview: A New Musical

Members say: Intense, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking
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Double K Film & Theatre and Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory present a musical thriller about a psychologist, a criminal defendant, and a legal system that would stop at nothing to gain an alleged killer's confession.

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When a famous author calls a temp agency looking for an apprentice, the perfect candidate appears at his door. Witty, studious, and eager to please, Matt Sinclair quickly makes an impression. However, all is not as it appears, and what starts as an interview quickly turns sinister as everyone's true motives are revealed.

 



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TheaterScene.net

“Convoluted, confusing and pointless, this overwrought tale of the psychological examination of a serial killer with multiple personalities might have made for an interesting dramatic thriller along the lines of ‘Agnes of God.’ Instead, ‘Interview: A New Musical,’ is a musical…Composer Soo Hyun Huh’s original music is a fine and eclectic assortment of modern melodies. The English lyrics are written by Bryan Michaels. The combined results are stilted and pedestrian." Full Review

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90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like great acting You like a good story

Don't see it if You like light hearted plays

65
Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you like psychological thrillers! It's a show that you definitely have to pay attention to and work to follow.

Don't see it if you want a fun, relaxing show. This is anything but that

78
Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You like non-traditional musicals, and you are a fan of the genres of thriller and mystery. The music and singing are great, too.

Don't see it if You want a clear plot. This one is really confusing for me.

65
We'll call you

See it if High energy arresting performance by Bardier. Deitlein has a commanding stage presence. Kommor fiercely committed. Interesting violin music.

Don't see it if Show is much less than the sum of its talented parts. Confusing, convoluted claptrap. Theater too cold. No solution without intermission.

Also Nice minimalist set. Violinist ran for her coat at conclusion.

48
Dizzying, Intense, Confusing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if You like off beat musicals, mediocre music, overacting, talented young actors

Don't see it if You require a clear plot, realistic story, this was a mess - convoluted story,,melodramatic, ridiculous portrayal of multiple personalities

90
Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Riveting

See it if you want a multilayered murder mystery musical drama with psychological overtones. Pay attention to the lyrics as they explain the plot.

Don't see it if you need to have a story spoon fed to you without complexities. You only want a feel good musical.

Also The lead was amazingly talented. I don't want to give away too much bu... Read more Read less

69
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy musicals with nice music and a psychological theme

Don't see it if if you want to be uplifted by a happy musical

69
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Indulgent

See it if You like psychological dramas, musical attempts, and don't know much about schizophrenia

Don't see it if You want a feel good play, this isn't it

82
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if Support young, enthusiastic and talented theater. Find thinking entertaining. Small can be big.

Don't see it if Conventional is only form of art.

100
Intense, Great staging, Stellar!, Hallmark acting!, Original creativity!

See it if You have been waiting for refreshing original theater production and new musical style. You want to see acting that will be hallmark legend.

Don't see it if You are not into serious psycological drama and fast unfolding plots & characterizations. You want lighter happier traditional musicals.

Also Even the most jaded theater fan will agree that this is out-of-the box... Read more Read less

77
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You like psychological drama,musicals,are interested in disassociation,enjoy actors playing multiple personality

Don't see it if You aren't interested in psychology or don't like musicals

80
Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You enjoy musicals which actually have more in common with opera than musicals. You enjoy stories with a psychological theme.

Don't see it if You can't watch shows that are graphic in their representation of horrific acts ! You don't like shows with more singing than dialogue.

65
Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You get cheap rickets and want to support some talented young actors

Don't see it if You want an upbeat musical

21
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Excruciating

See it if You want a mash up of Shutter Island and Split. You like cool lighting.

Don't see it if You care about hearing the words (some poor diction). You're tired of villains linked to mental health issues.

69
Great acting, Cliched, Great staging, Contrived

See it if You don't mind contrived psyco-dramas. Music was pretty good though.

Don't see it if You don't mind disturbing contrived story.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You like innovative, intriguing theater with great acting.

Don't see it if You want a happy, fun story with flashy dancing and staging.

52
Disappointing, Entertaining, Overacted

See it if you like made for TV movies about "Split" personalities, with nice music

Don't see it if you are expecting Asian actors, themes or influences, given the creative team

Also this is a line from the promotional materials "The intoxicating questi... Read more Read less

17
Confusing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if If you enjoy one-dimensional overacting by one character who keeps switching between multiple personalities and writhing on the floor

Don't see it if If you want a comprehensible plot since that's not here. Had no idea who "NoName" or any one of his other personalities was trying to be.

72
Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing

See it if suspenseful and unnerving. Great performance by its main actor Josh Bardier. Intricate and puzzling storyline.

Don't see it if you are looking for a comedy.

74
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You want to see a play about a person with multiple personalities. You want to see good singing and acting.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with dealing with mental health issues. You don't like performances that deal with flash backs.

Also When the interview started I said "what the what"? I was a bit confuse... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Intense, Masterful

See it if You like good acting by the lead in particular

Don't see it if You don't like fowl language at times.

81
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see cutting edge theater delving into the mind of a schizophrenic. You have to fit the pieces together.

Don't see it if You have no interest in psychology and expect some comic relief in a tense drama. Don't see it for the music.

Also The acting by Josh Bardier is worth the trip in itself. Don't expect t... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Intense, Great singing, Great staging, Everything works, except for the music

See it if You want to hear great voice & see tremendous performances, especially by Josh Bardier. You want an interesting, riveting story.

Don't see it if You go to musicals to hear great music: the music is discordant & droning.

73
Edgy, Intense, Confusing, Great staging, Random

See it if you're going in with no expectations, prepared for one plot twist after another, all just barely held together by the storyline/acting.

Don't see it if you expect a 100% serious, tragic, and well thought out show. At times, it felt so over-the-top that it tipped from dramatic into the absurd

67
Ambitious, Dizzying, Confusing, Predictable, Entertaining

See it if You can get a free or almost free ticket. It's got some good points but they threw everything but the kitchen sink in there so it's muddled.

Don't see it if If you have to have a clear sharp show. This definitely needs some work but if you go in with that in mind you can see some great talent.