Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Ambitious, Great acting
About the Show
Part of FringeNYC: A young man with extraordinary gifts must become the superhero the world needs him to be in this 'super' new musical! Take a running leap and fly with Mark as he prepares to fulfill his destiny!
Categories: Musical/Opera, Local. Written by Aaron Michael Krueger. Directed by Aaron Michael Krueger. Choreographed by Aaron Michael Krueger.
"It’s certainly a challenge to merge the superhero genre with that of musical theatre, but 'Super!' is well on its way to creating something special. While Krueger’s story may need to work out some of its kinks, his characters are well-drawn and interesting, and his score is filled with some impressive musical moments. If given the necessary revisions, this is one superhero show that will have the chance to fly above all the rest."
“A derivative, nonsensical mess, ripped off from multiple superhero origin stories which all did their jobs better than this one does...The music is forgettable and, unfortunately, beyond the vocal abilities of most of the performers who, despite their obvious enthusiasm, struggle to stay in tune, and they get little help from a dreadful pit orchestra. But the biggest problem, and the one which probably underlies all the others, is that the show has no idea what it wants to be.”
"There were a number of very talented actors in this musical with excellent voices. Others not so much!There were moments of sheer brilliance. At other times, the word 'torture' came to mind. Some lyrics need to be re-written and the story line must be updated to be made more interesting. I wanted to be taken on a journey to a place I haven't been before. I wanted to be surprised and moved emotionally.Instead, I just got more of the same I've experienced many times before in this genre."