It Came From Beyond
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It Came From Beyond
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It Came From Beyond NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
70%
Mixed
30%
Negative
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Quirky

About the Show

'Grease' meets 'War of the Worlds' with comic books, aliens, and 1950’s dancing in this family friendly musical comedy. 

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Member Reviews (23)

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641 Reviews | 127 Followers
78
Clever, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Sci-fi type show with singing and some dancing. A comic book bring a young man imagination to life.

Don't see it if If you want high end show. If you want a serious show. Read more

414 Reviews | 72 Followers
68
Light-weight, campy, nostalgic musical, Great music and singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if What if 50s Sci-Fi Comic Book came to life; nerdy high school kid becomes professor who saves earth from invading aliens and wins the girl.

Don't see it if You can’t go with a sci-fi fantasy melodrama where humans overcome fear and use a third-eye brain ray to free the world from alien control. Read more

379 Reviews | 69 Followers
66
Funny, Campy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy campy and quirky stories and do not mind how ridiculous the story and the situations get.

Don't see it if If you Do not like campy comedy or offbeat storylines.

267 Reviews | 598 Followers
52
Fluffy, Cliched, Dated, Great music

See it if You are a sci-fi fan. Want to here great pastiche music from the 50s & 60s. STANDOUT Kaitlyn Baldwin. Funny, charismatic and great voice.

Don't see it if This is not a off-broadway caliber production. Book needs work, Lyrics need work. It's a show in it's infancy that rewritten could be good. Read more

256 Reviews | 75 Followers
69
Dated, Cliched, Disappointing, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you love 50's sci-fi flicks. The show had some good moments, but needs to be trimmed down a bit. The highschool scenes were kind of boring.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for 2 hours without an intermission. If you don't like campy shows, this is not for you. Read more

241 Reviews | 59 Followers
80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You like camp & references set in the 50's, want to see a funny show, like the old sci-fi movies. A hoot!

Don't see it if If you don't like sci-fi or camp of the 50's, you want a serious show, or you have no sense of humor...stay home.

91 Reviews | 15 Followers
82
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like 1950's sci-fi movies

Don't see it if you are looking for a slick polished show Read more

82 Reviews | 54 Followers
65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if you're in the mood for a campy, silly, high school type musical.

Don't see it if you can't watch a 2 hr show with no intermission. Probably a good thing there is no intermission; people probably would have left. (sorry!)

Critic Reviews (4)

TheaterScene.net
April 27th, 2018

"A virtual laugh free, interminable, and unrewarding musical parody...There are some humorous cultural references and mild double-entendres but the stale plot hasn't been shaped into a compelling narrative and it all just isn't very funny...A fine pastiche of pop and show tunes but with 20 numbers, a good deal is extraneous...Though without any wow moments Blanchette's direction is solid...It hasn't yet acquired the alchemical qualities necessary for the campy spectacle it aspires to be."
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Off Off Online
April 26th, 2018

"Emanating just enough charm and good will to keep from crashing...Christianson’s script is campy, but not sufficiently outrageous; other-worldly, but not scary. And opportunities to freshen the writing to reflect current political and societal upheaval have gone untaken...Humor is dished out in three varieties of vanilla. There are double entendres that range from painfully obvious to successfully silly...It is hard to spoof a low-budget movie when you are a low-budget stage production."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
May 2nd, 2018

"A silly musical parody of vintage-style sci-fi, comic books, Cold-War propaganda, and song and dance...Directed...with an eye on kitschy humor, the show is chockful of nostalgic references to the popular culture of the era...Performances are campy and fun...without being so over-the-top as to become annoying...Despite the inconsistent vocals, absence of live musicians, and an early 7 PM curtain time, 'It Came from Beyond' is a lively send-up of the genre."
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BlogCritics.org
April 26th, 2018

"The charming new comic musical...boasts an excellent cast with strong voices. Sharp direction and choreography enliven its tuneful, adventurous music, and taut construction – too rare in new musicals – makes it more than a collection of individual talents...Though the show’s characters unashamedly fulfill their stereotypes, they also grow deeper as the fun blooms and the tension in the twin stories mounts...A happy marriage of clever nostalgia, shiny new music, and sheer fun."
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