Shadows: A Dance Musical
Shadows: A Dance Musical

Shadows: A Dance Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(81 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic

About the Show

This new dance musical explores an eerie and erotic story, and asks "how far will you go to keep the one you love?" Directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Joey McKneely.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (81)

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290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Romantic

See it if Visually stunning. Dancing and acting and staging were so original. So refreshing to see a dance musical.

Don't see it if If don’t like Theater out of the box and newly imagined. This has a surreal element so if you don’t like that that it’s not for you

80 Reviews | 51 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Great dancing, Entertaining, Good story

See it if You want an all round show w/ talented singers/actors/dancers and a storyline that hold your attention. A ghostly love triangle.

Don't see it if You can’t sit w/ no intermission. Don’t like ghosts haunting your story line. Read more

64 Reviews | 12 Followers
Striking, Ethereal, Incredible dancing, Arresting, Tragic

See it if you enjoy viewing ultra-talented performers sing, dance, and act.

Don't see it if you don't like ghosts, nor gothic dark material.

61 Reviews | 18 Followers
Masterful, Great singing, Must see, Wonderful, Romantic

See it if you like a musical which artfully integrates dance and music. This show may be developing a new art form.

Don't see it if if you do not like seeing wonderful original works done in a new artful way. Do not see it if you do not like shows about lovers. Read more

506 Reviews | 1003 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Songs & voices* Dances* Story* Set* Costume Designer* Background Music * Spooky Stuff* 90 minutes* Revenge is Sweet a 95 & a 90%

Don't see it if Theater Location 90 minutes (for some) It rained It closes today

113 Reviews | 61 Followers
Charmed and mistified., Sexy, romantic, moody., Committed, sexy performers., A show that i was happy to fall into its spell and support.

See it if A wise, sexy love story dance musical with that eerie edge. Theatergoers, support an interesting hybrid like this. Lovely small theater.

Don't see it if if you have no romantic interests, don't like dance, don't want newer experiences.

52 Reviews | 12 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you're looking for something more off-beat and quirky. Beautiful dancing and very good singing.

Don't see it if you're looking for a more standard type of show. It can be quite bizarre and I can clearly tell why it would not be everyone's cup of tea! Read more

573 Reviews | 142 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting

See it if WOW was I surprised. I had very low expectations coming into this and until an unacceptable last scene it was near perfect.

Don't see it if a last scene that currently justifies the selfishness of all the characters turns you off. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)
December 4th, 2018

"The flier for 'Shadows,' subtitled 'A Dance Musical,' calls it 'a Gothic ghost love story,' adding, 'It's Twyla Tharp meets Stephen King.' If only. 'Shadows,' written by Randall Cook (book) and Edison Woods, Maxim Moston and Karen Biskho and choreographed and directed by Joey McKneely, does tell a love story and does have a good deal of dancing, but the eerie romance doesn't rise to the complex Gothic levels of King and the choreography is far less creative than Tharp's."
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On Stage Blog
December 8th, 2018

“One of the most impressive and sophisticated musicals to premiere in the NYC indie theatre scene...The show is a cross between musical theatre and straight-up ballet...and it generally excels in both areas...The real highlights...are the technical production elements...The only downside is that the plot is somewhat cliché, and it’s hard to feel much sympathy for either of the lead characters by the end of the show...Nonetheless...A stunning visual spectacle.”
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On Stage Blog
December 10th, 2018

“Something very different and very engaging...These stories intersected in a way that felt like a dance in itself and created an almost magical tone to the whole show... Being one of the few musicals that focuses on just two characters interacting in one space, featuring beautiful dance interludes that leave you breathless, and songs that I was humming on the way home, 'Shadows' is definitely worth taking a trip to the theater to see."
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