Part of FringeNYC: Michelangelo, Richard Rodgers and God light up the musical stage in this story of the disastrous first versions of three great things. "Take One" shows that the act of creation is always messy and hilarious -- even for the gods. More…
Categories: Musical/Opera, Comedy, Local. From The Council of Nine. Written by Jeff Ward. Directed by Michael Schiralli.
See it if like musicals sung/acted/written well, experimentally structured [does remind of TheAppleTree] & showing what you haven't necesarily seen b4
Don't see it if don't like musicals, experimentation, or shows in general at festivals = low production values, & thrown together quality
See it if you enjoy simple, sophomoric (at times sophomoronic!) theatre.
Don't see it if you think anything making fun of Richard Rodgers and Oklahoma! is a sacrilege. This was a headache-inducing waste of time. Be smarter!
See it if you like well written musicals (there are 3 here) with actors with great unmiked voices - - hope it gets another life in the near future.
Don't see it if you have no sense of humor and you hate great musicals
See it if you want some fun revisionist history, a what if "take ones" about some key human events. I enjoyed the gay elements and sensibility.
Don't see it if you are not open to historical fancy.
See it if U like old fashioned musicals, good staging, great singing and acting
Don't see it if You want a connective thread between pieces, top notch lyrics or tunes
See it if The script gets a major overhaul. Maybe "Take 5"? Actors were good .Some of the singing was good.Like 3 different plays and 1 was enough!!
Don't see it if It doesn't go back to the drawing board.
See it if you'd enjoy a light, amusing and smart set of 3 musical sketches with a great score and strong vocals, all loosely based around a theme
Don't see it if you're not somewhat familiar with the Adam & Eve/ creation story, Renaissance painters and Rodgers & Hammerstein. I was 2 for 3 and did fine