The original and irreverent apocalyptic rock musical comedy born in a New Brunswick, NJ basement returns to Town Stages. More…
It's the end of the world in New Jersey! A burnout basement rocker and his ex-girlfriend, a rising star astrophysicist, may have the key to surviving the black hole bearing down on earth. If they can reconcile their feelings and manage a dangerous journey on the NJ Turnpike, they just may save their music, each other, and the mole people who live beneath them.
"The show draws liberally from the outer limits of sci-fi and fantasy while grounding the action in suburban New Jersey and the streets of New York with charming and hilarious results...As the young lovers are reunited through their quest to save the world, the show promotes a message of tolerance and kindness. The new world they will create will only be open to people with 'good hearts,' a message that the young cast embody well in this good-hearted show." Full Review
“The story can be a little choppy at times and a few jokes don’t land...The show itself is actually quite funny and emotionally grounded with enjoyable music...What truly saves the show from being simply silly is the commitment of the actors and their genuine talent...The production value is low, but this benefits the quirky nature of the show...’The Eleventh Hour’ mashes up 50s exploitation science fiction film and rock musicals in a surprisingly delightful journey." Full Review
“The first half of the musical was fun, and there are extremely catchy songs throughout that I'm still singing in my head the next day. However, despite all of the positive elements, the show is still bogged down with too many fantastical characters and unfinished plot points. The second half can do for some serious editing...A fun, campy night out, for people of all ages. It is the type of show that doesn't take itself too seriously, so I recommend you do the same." Full Review
“It’s a loud, semi-incomprehensible and sporadically engaging 100-minutes that’s performed with youthful spirit...Seamon’s book is a well-constructed compendium of sci-fi clichés that’s mostly sung through with his gritty and witty authentic rock score...Director Jessica Francis Fichter has the lively cast in vigorous motion...Haynes’ stylish choreography has an accomplished musical theater pizzazz.” Full Review
“There were technical issues...which underscored the unpolished fringey quality of the overall presentation...While there is no question that the cast of emerging artists has talent and is fully committed to the material they’ve been given, the second half of the show becomes increasingly tedious, far-fetched, over-the-top goofy, and inordinately confusing...The production, which gets off to a rollicking start and has more than a few funny moments, is in need of much greater focus and editing.” Full Review
See it if If you love music, a taste of in the raw theater and want to experience the early stages of a show that is going to be important...go see it
Don't see it if You dont like rock music or using your imagination!
See it if Highly entertaining Sci-Fi musical - high energy and a fresh approach. Definitly worth seeing!
Don't see it if I wish the venue were different (too small for this type of play) and the sound system a little better.
See it if you love the zany and the absurd, rock music, if you love mixing science and fantasy, and heartwarming stories of love and teamwork.
Don't see it if you're more interested in classical or traditional musicals. This show is anything but.
See it if you have a weird sense of humor, enjoy a cast with a ton of energy-most of whom kick butt, and sci-fi, low-budget, camp musicals.
Don't see it if you don't know how to laugh, you dislike being next to the stage/actors (they are in your face), or have an aversion to tiny instruments.
See it if You know someone in the show and you like fun little musicals with a simple plot
Don't see it if You don't like loud shows where the music can be a little overwhelming. You don't like simple stories.
See it if Good singing and music, story was incredibly ridiculous and at times painful to sit through.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a more coherent plot. This is pretty out there. Maybe it in a good way either.
See it if You’re looking to rock out! This upbeat show will never leave you feeling bored. Very entertaining throughout the entire production.
Don't see it if You don’t want loud music, or if you prefer classical theatre. This is basically an LSD trip without the drugs.
See it if You’re into sci-fi rock musicals in the same vein of Rocky Horror and Little Shop of Horror. Super fun and funny and incredibly touching.
Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of loud rock music and in-your-face belting and staging.
See it if you want a fun hang-out nite w/the gang, drinks in hand, listening to LOUD rock music, sometimes unintelligible. Bit above college-showcase.
Don't see it if you prefer serious dramatic productions or lite music. It's neither. Limited budget here w/minimal set, props & costumes but a lot of heart.
See it if You enjoy catchy clever songs about quirky subject material. You want to laugh and also experience quality heart felt sentiment!
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy campy or quirky shows that don’t take themselves too seriously.
See it if You enjoy light hearted fun With great young talent. Don’t overthink what they are trying for
Don't see it if You don’t like abstract story and great young talent.
Also Leads could easily take over for Evan Hanson and Kinky boots
See it if you enjoy comedies and music and if you have a good sense of humor.
Don't see it if you're looking for a Broadway-style music or you have sensory issues (loud music and strobe lighting are used).
See it if You want to have your energy level pumped up by young enthusiastic performers in a fun musical.
Don't see it if You can't take loud music or sitting on uncomfortable folding chairs for an hour and a half.
See it if You like offbeat comedies and can use your imagination for some of the settings and characters
Don't see it if If you need a fully staged musical with big numbers, costumes, etc., don’t like using your imagination when people play multiple characters
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