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Red Devil Moon (FringeNYC)

Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Original, Must see
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2 reviews
Members
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20 reviews
 

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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Categories: Musical/Opera, FringeHIGH, Drama, National. From Sugar Cane Productions. Written by Robert Earl Price, Music and Lyrics by Pam Ortiz.

 

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85
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95
NY Theatre Guide

"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." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"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." Full Review

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85
Enchanting, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining, 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.

40
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Dated, 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.

57
Intense, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining, 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.

100
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.

94
Original, Absorbing, Intelligent, Entertaining, 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.

95
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Resonant, 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.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like music

Don't see it if you're in a hurry

98
Original, Absorbing, Riveting, Great singing, Sound system snafu takes away from a great show

See it if are into the Harlem Renaissance , willing to see a work in progress that deals with the eternal struggle for love , power & equality.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to suspend belief and listen to the words and hear the songs and see the full story

100
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.

98
Original, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great singing

See it if You enjoy high energy gorgeous voices and band performing original songs about a complex love triangle and life choices relevant today.

Don't see it if You don't want to feel and hear about the joys and complexities of love and life.

96
Original, Masterful, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you like fabulous singing and orchestration and are interested in the history of race relations

Don't see it if you don't like powerful musicals

100
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.

100
Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love powerful song writing, strong singing, and own both a heart and soul.

Don't see it if You get caught up in defeatist views of today's racial issues facing our country and don't want to fix them.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if There's great music flowing through the Eastern Shore and you can experience it here. Thrilling voices. Excellent musicians. Wonderful!

Don't see it if No comments here. Everyone should run run run to see Red Devil Moon!!!

100

See it if You love great theater! Red Devil Moon is the BEST!...voices, lyrics, music, story, everything about it! We will remember it forever!

Don't see it if You're looking for silly or boring.

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing

See it if This is a must see if you have roots in American history, and enjoy thoughtful songwriting. You will walk away thinking about this musical.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a comedy.

100
Original, Must see, Great singing

See it if Wow, this was great... it was like seeing "Once" as it was being developed. Fantastic score, great performances, amazing musicians.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals, you won't like this.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like soulful, captivating shows

Don't see it if You don't like shows about slavery

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You have any sensitivity to Black History, and also if you love music that reaches into your heart and soul.

Don't see it if Don't appreciate fresh new music or are uncomfortable dredging up unpleasant history.

100
Masterful, Must see, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if ...you love great musical theater and care about the human condition.

Don't see it if ...you think car chase endings make for terrific entertainment.