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Qing Cheng/Dark City (NYMF)

Members say: Great singing, Ambitious, Good music & singing, Bland & predictable story, Relevant
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Part of the New York Musical Festival: A young refugee girl arrives penniless and alone in what appears to be the most frightening place on earth: Qing Cheng–the Dark City.

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Follow Ahn’s journey as the harrowing becomes habitable, and hope and humanity triumph in a dangerous city. Based on the real-life Kowloon Walled City just outside of Hong Kong, this uniquely Chinese/American musical offers a timely exploration of the refugee experience. This event is part of the NYMF Concert series.

 


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Great singing, Great orchestra, Great music & lyrics, Concert version

See it if Great concert. Strong voices, gorgeous music. Great blend of western and Chinese music.

Don't see it if you want a full show. Since the concert values were so good, I really wanted at least a narrator to fill in the story line.

Also First part was called "Black & White." And all the lighting cues were ... Read more Read less

71
Great singing, Work-in-progress

See it if You don't mind works in progress where the actors are reading lines from a script, the singing was good

Don't see it if You are expecting a fully staged musical

62
Poor writing, Good music & singing, Talented cast & musicians, Bland & predictable story

See it if you're primarily interested in the music, which is by far the best part of the show.

Don't see it if you care about the story or song lyrics, which are broad brush strokes & give no insights into the 1 human character in the whole piece.

Also The cast/singers & musicians do what they can, but the song lyrics & s... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great music

See it if A beautiful, layered, complex score is music to your ears. The use of a traditional erhu is haunting.

Don't see it if A musical in early form doesn't excite you. There is no set, no movement, just talented musicians and singers/actors running through this.

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Incomplete

See it if you are willing to see a work-in-progress and judge it on that basis.

Don't see it if you expect a fully-staged production with sets, costumes, etc. The show was delivered in a cabaret environment.

Also The show addresses the experience of a refugee coming to Kowloon's wal... Read more Read less