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

(23 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (23)

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64 Reviews | 16 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Fluffy

See it if If you are a fan of 50's SciFi and would love a truly humorous parody with a delightful cast of characters.

Don't see it if If you desire to see a fully polished musical. This is not, but still a fine job.

91 Reviews | 16 Followers
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

61 Reviews | 10 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy light, entertaining musicals. It was fast-moving with an intriguing story line.

Don't see it if You want a big blown production

252 Reviews | 61 Followers
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.

755 Reviews | 145 Followers
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

54 Reviews | 23 Followers
Fluffy, Funny, Campy

See it if you like campy in a 50's type style, it's a pretty funny show, with old sci-fi movies references

Don't see it if you don't like sci-fi or the 50's, it's really not a very serious show, but fun nevertheless

52 Reviews | 5 Followers
Campy, Silly, Fluffy

See it if you have an appreciation for B-movie 1950's sci-fi themes and campy humor.

Don't see it if you're expecting high production value or a sophisticated story.

283 Reviews | 77 Followers
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

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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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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Blog Critics
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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