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From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Original, Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy

About the show

Catalyst Theatre and New Victory present this theatrical musical combining music, poetic storytelling, and stagecraft to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. More…

A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career and giving powerful expression to Poe’s words “all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

Member Reviews (25)


Entertaining, Original, Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy
Avg Score

Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Intense

See it if Great staging concept. Great music and singing. Great, sad and real story.

Don't see it if You don't like dark musicals.

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great visuals

See it if You're a fan of Tim Burton visuals and are interested in the life of EAP.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a dark story and dark (but beautiful) visuals.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Quirky

See it if you're interested in learning about Edgar Allan Poe's personal story, or are into clever costumes.

Don't see it if you're expecting something run of the mill.

Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy extremely creative and totally imaginative theatrical productions.

Don't see it if If you need classically staged musicals.

Clever, Confusing, Edgy, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if If you're into dark tales with historical, unstructured stories that are sung throughout with unique costumes and makeup;If you're a Poe fan

Don't see it if If you're looking for something with a great story with developed characters and a strong score;

Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you love imitation Tim Burton.

Don't see it if a 2-hour electropop rendition of wikipedia facts about Edgar Allen Poe sounds painful.

Entertaining, Steampunk, Great songs, Great story, Biographical

See it if You like Edgar Allan Poe & want to hear suppositions about his life that, while fiction, are informative/cool. You love unique costumes.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a musical about a poet or you don't like the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. You don't want to see anything sad on stage.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Original, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Edgar Allan Poe and his story, especially told in such a stylized way

Don't see it if you want something more realistic

Cliched, Banal, Slow, Snooze fest, Excruciating

See it if you really enjoy the history of Edgar Allan Poe; interesting costuming; actors worked really hard with really bad material

Don't see it if you want to see a well written musical, because this is not; best lyrics were from Poe's poetry, otherwise very weak overall

Original, Ambitious

See it if You are a Poe enthusiast. The show is dark and dreary as it tells the tale of Poe's life. It plays up most of his poems and stories.

Don't see it if You have no clue about Poe.

Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you want an edgy, artful take on Edgar Allan Poe.

Don't see it if you are not an expert on Poe.

Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if A bizzare (in a good way) take on Edgar Allen Poe. It was very different and I loved it.

Don't see it if don't like strange costumes and odd characters.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Edgy, Intense, Slow

See it if you like steampunk, gothic, dark themes and Poe and have time to spare.

Don't see it if you can't stand to waste time. This show really needs some major cuts!

Enchanting, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if You're an Edgar Allan Poe fan. If you like Tim Burton'Burton's style and beautiful dark art this is an excellent show with a great ensemble

Don't see it if You don't like dark art or Poe

Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of Poe’s works or just love inventive storytelling

Don't see it if you are bored by biographical shows

Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You are mildly or profoundly obsessed with Edgar Allen Poe.

Don't see it if If his genre of poetry is too dark for you.

Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Dark

See it if You're interested in Poe's life and enjoy his works, willing to take a chance on an unique, edgy show.

Don't see it if You dislike operetta's, darker subject matter, you're looking for a light-hearted musical.

Original, Quirky, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You like weird, off-beat, original work. I loved it! Also, I love Poe, so I'm intrigued by anything that concerns him!

Don't see it if You don't like weird, experimental theatre.

Clever, Original, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great costumes

See it if You like new and interesting musicals, love EAP, are into the morbid.

Don't see it if You aren't open minded or dislike new interpretations of old themes.

Absorbing, Riveting, Profound, Original, Epic

See it if one of the best shows I have ever seen..saw it 3 times .costumes amazing..story line interesting music eery

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of Edgar Allan Poe

Clever, Original, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Looking for,something different, something dark, something new.

Don't see it if Your looking for something light and fluffy.

Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Original, Riveting

See it if You like a classic tale with a modern, gothic twist. Nevermore brings a unique twist to the life of Edgar Allan Poe.

Don't see it if You are more into the classic showtunes of yesteryear.

Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Exquisite, Original

See it if You love all things Poe...even though it's not all true, it is a wonderfully designed fantasy with great talent and a Tim Burton feel. Love!

Don't see it if You are an extreme Poe purist who can't handle history being altered and turned into something fantastical.

Enchanting, Ambitious, Edgy, Original, Slow

See it if You enjoy experimental theatre, haunting beautiful melodies and harmonies, Edgar Allen Poe, or amazing costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like odd nonrealistic theatre or you want an easy to follow line of dialogue.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love EAP or are a fan of all that is Tim Burton

Don't see it if You hate amazing shows

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