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It Came From Beyond
Midtown W
75

It Came From Beyond NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
70%
Mixed
30%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Clever

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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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

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

Critic Reviews (4)

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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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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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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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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