Loveless Texas
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Loveless Texas

Loveless Texas NYC Reviews and Tickets

(85 Ratings)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Slow, Funny

About the Show

Boomerang Theater Company presents a new musical inspired by Shakespeare’s 'Love’s Labour’s Lost' set in Texas during the Great Depression.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (85)

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70 Reviews | 14 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy country music

Don't see it if Don't enjoy country music and humor

70 Reviews | 15 Followers
Ambitious, Great singing and voices, Entertaining, Rather long first act, Shakespeare would not recognize it

See it if if you like a musical texas twang style shakespeare play long first act - but still great songs and singing

Don't see it if if you like shakespeare untouched and not re-written

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You wanna see a fun, musical with great performances, country music and lotsa heart.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical with big production values. This ones tell the story in an intimate theatre

79 Reviews | 17 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy entertaining musicals and adaptations from Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You prefer dramatic productions to musical comedy. Read more

314 Reviews | 52 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if you want to see a entertaining and very moving musical based on a Shakespearean comedy set in Texas in 1929

Don't see it if you like short shows (it is 2 1/2 hours long), and don't see it if you hate country music or a complicated plot.

93 Reviews | 16 Followers
Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy a very, talented cast and band, singing, dancing, playing in a clever show with country western, zydeco style. You like 1920's era

Don't see it if You like musical dramas with an edgy theme. Familiar musical revivals.

103 Reviews | 18 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you like well-written country-inspired showtunes, sympathetic family drama, cute romances, and fluffy happily-ever-afters.

Don't see it if you're looking for fast-moving, crisp narrative. Parts of the show feel slow. Some of the southern/Cajun accents are hard to understand.

133 Reviews | 44 Followers
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if If u love musicals, great music, singing and staging.

Don't see it if U can't seat over 2 hours or need to see perfect choreography and dancing skills.

Critic Reviews (11)

September 9th, 2017

"A delicious, if overstuffed, puff pastry of a musical...The music is easy on the ears. Aronson...clearly knows how to write a catchy melody. He weaves them together in thrilling counterpoint...Heffernan's serviceable staging doesn't always compensate for a book that tends to drag...'Loveless Texas' could be a truly excellent musical with a bit more editing and some creative choreography. As it stands, 'Loveless' is a highly listenable musical romp."
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September 11th, 2017

“A barnyard-raising show with unflagging energy…There are too many songs...These people are constantly and inappropriately breaking out into song…This production hovers on the edge of greatness by virtue of its marvelous production values and performances. Though the ‘choreography’ is quite bad, Heffernan's direction is solid…If this show wants to fly, it needs to pare down on the interminable singing and focus on the songs that really matter.”
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September 17th, 2017

“Now as ‘Loveless Texas’ by Henry Aronson (music and lyrics) and Cailín Heffernan (libretto and direction) it has become a delightful country-western musical set in the Lone Star State during the Great Depression. Faithful to the original story, it has a high-powered cast made up mainly of Broadway and National Tour veterans and contains a foot-tapping score. Its only flaw is that at two hours and 40 minutes, it is overly long considering not a lot happens.”
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September 11th, 2017

"Though overly long at two and a half hours, the good acting and singing from some Broadway talents and newcomers will lasso your admiration...While the book is so-so, Henry Aronson's music and lyrics are thoroughly sound. There are 19 musical numbers in all, with nary a dud among them...The ensemble acting is uniformly strong...'Loveless Texas,' in spite of its flaws, is well worth a visit."
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Theater Pizzazz
September 9th, 2017

“The latest entry in the Bardic song and dance catalogue is the…musically melodious but dramatically deficient ‘Loveless Texas’…It enjoys a wonderfully pleasant score by Henry Aronson…The singing is just fine, especially when in the hands of LaVergne's feisty Rosaline…Despite their expressive enthusiasm, several actors struggle to make their cardboard dialogue…and stereotypical characters believable. It's a shame Aronson didn't choose to write a sung-through adaptation.”
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Stage Buddy
September 11th, 2017

"A lively, strong-voiced cast performs to a masterful script and set of knockout songs...Nearly every song in this musical is an exciting tour de force of music, lyrics, and vocal performance...'Loveless Texas' successfully pulls off a modernized American tale that reads like a perfect Shakespearean romance...Aronson and Heffernan have created a joyous, feel-good musical that gallops along like a Texas cowboy at a thrilling, exuberant pace."
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September 12th, 2017

“Heffernan’s libretto is full of holes...Distinctive personality and emotional moments are washed over…Heffernan’s direction doesn’t flesh out the characters. Choreography, however, is cute…Aronson writes appealing, head-bobbing Texas swing, bluegrass, Cajun waltz and two-step with clever lyrics–upbeat and ballad alike…There’s much here, but it’s overshadowed by other issues…Forty-five minutes could easily be cut…Voices are good; acting is mostly surface.”
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Manhattan Digest
September 20th, 2017

"A fluffy and fun spin on the Bard’s tale...Heffernan’s book keeps the action movin’ along at a brisk clip. Heffernan, who also directed, seems to mesh nicely with Aronson’s style. At 2 hrs and 40 minutes however, the story could use a small bit of trimming. Pleasant, but slow ballads tend to bog down the action near the end. Still, this cast is superb and delivers good ole-fashioned country twang with energy and authenticity."
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