Red Devil Moon (FringeNYC)
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Red Devil Moon (FringeNYC)

Red Devil Moon (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(20 Ratings)
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Original, Must see

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: The scent of boiling cane, a magical night, love at risk in the Jim Crow South. Inspired by Jean Toomer's modernist novel, Cane. A performance featuring music and narration from the forthcoming musical.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (20)

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86 Reviews | 57 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You want an ambitious and successfully executed in most places story song cycle.

Don't see it if You're annoyed by audience using recording devices undisturbed by ushers.

84 Reviews | 38 Followers
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if you know those involved, are interested in amateur musical development, will enjoy well-sung, if very conventional, musicals numbers.

Don't see it if you're expecting any resemblance to the "source" material (Cane), or have issues with a nearly all-white creative team tackling this story.

48 Reviews | 12 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if love joyful, soulful shows like Nashville or folk music movies or show like Once or if you like Gospel, spiritual, New Orleans, orchestral.

Don't see it if you are not willing to suspend disbelief as there is no set (only musicians and singers on stage) who transport you along with narrator.

32 Reviews | 10 Followers
Entertaining, Dated, Intense, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you're interested in excellent music and singing. The orchestration is amazing as are all the main singers.

Don't see it if you're looking for a strong narrative. The story is pretty cliche and reductive.

10 Reviews | 2 Followers
Intelligent, Original, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if you enjoy great original music. This is a musical in the making, with narration and great songs performed by amazing musicians and singers.

Don't see it if you want to see a fully done musical.

3 Reviews | 1 Follower
Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a dramatic story with great singing. They had audio issues and the first number could've been shorter, but it's a fine show.

Don't see it if You don't like workshop presentations of interesting stories with powerful singing.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love great singing, moving original music.

Don't see it if You don't like great singing and creative interpretation.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Powerful vocals and original lyrics that are riveting and apt both historically and for our time.

Don't see it if You know all the answers.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 17th, 2016

"Soulful, expressive music combined with dramatic narration to depict a tragic love triangle…The lack of dialogue leaves something to be desired—possibly because the plot has the potential to shine as something more than just narration. I look forward to one day seeing a fully realized production…The band's infectious energy makes it hard to avoid swaying, clapping along, and tapping one's toes. 'Red Devil Moon' ultimately provides an entertaining experience."
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NY Theatre Guide
August 23rd, 2016

"An original, provocative, and colossal work. Every song hits a pain spot in your synapses and makes you feel the emotion deeply, right to the bone…Karen Somerville, Lester Barrett Jr., and Jerome McKinney opened their mouths and their souls flew out to meet our open hearts. The sound vibrated my chakras and left them spinning in bliss…I can’t wait for the full-length musical version–and especially the cast album, which will be on repeat for a good long while."
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