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The Light Rail (NYMF)

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Relevant, Must see, Resonant, Absorbing

About the show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: In this contemporary musical, movement and music combine to depict the realities of people living with mental illness, and the power we all have to live imperfectly and beautifully. More…

Stinging from old and recent loss, childhood neighbors Sam and Lindsay reunite by chance on Seattle’s light rail. As they begin to fall in love, they slowly learn that healing can be found in the most unusual places, and in other people just as broken as themselves. This event is part of the NYMF Concert series.

Member Reviews (14)


Great singing, Relevant, Must see, Resonant, Absorbing
Avg Score

Disappointing, Great band, So-so love story

See it if you like therapeutic love stories. I wanted to root for a happy ending but having actors play the normal & neurotic sides of the 2 leads ...

Don't see it if you're expecting a polished show. It's a great idea but needs lots more development.

Also took away much of the dramatic intensity of the play.... Read more Read less

Great singing, Confusing, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if interested in mental illnesses. Want to see them represented by separate actors. Want to see some new actors.

Don't see it if want a fully developed show. Want a complicated story.

Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Beautiful score

See it if you love eating/drinking during the show, go with a group, and love pop-rock modern musical feels and deep stories.

Don't see it if you want a very staged production, long story, or feel-good musical.

Confusing, Contemporary, Uneven, Sentimental

See it if you like new musical theatre, you're interested in mental health, you're a straight Millennial.

Don't see it if you'd like to follow a narrative and learn more about the characters.

Also I understand what they were going for here - a quirky look at mental i... Read more Read less

Cliched, Ambitious, Sentimental, Predictable, Driven

See it if You have an interest in mental health, you know someone in the cast, you REALLY like sentimental ballads. Like a lot of sentimental ballads.

Don't see it if You are looking for character development, you prefer unpredictable lyrics, you tire of saccharine ballads, you are looking to be challenged

Also This show's heart is in the right place, but it does get monotonous at... Read more Read less

Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you love hearing amazing singers sing from the heart, you love love, or if you have ever loved someone and not been loved back (hurts)

Don't see it if you are looking for perfection; this isn't perfect yet. But for the NYMF beta musicals/concerts, it is my only 100 score. I saw them all.

Also I heard this was written by a 21 YEAR OLD COLLEGE STUDENT. What? I bet... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like the feels of complicated relationships between friends; you enjoy "standing O" performances from the male and female leads

Don't see it if u are looking for a finished product; there is a reason why NYMF does beta musicals/concerts; with edits and work this could go all the way

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You are excited for the future of musical theatre, you want to experience new work from amazing artists, you want to see a fantastic show

Don't see it if You want a show that is full produced and developed or an old-timey musical

Also Has incredible potential and so amazing to see such an innovative and ... Read more Read less

Clever, Enchanting, Great writing, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want thought-provoking theatre

Don't see it if You want a musical that is a straight comedy or a show that makes you brain dead

Also Simply fantastic.

Resonant, Masterful, Intelligent, Profound, Refreshing

See it if You like shows like Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal; shows that make you think. If you like contemporary musical theatre music!

Don't see it if You want a fluffy musical with no substance

Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love realistic yet hopeful stories. The music and lyrics are clever and soul-stirring. The melodies have been in my head since seeing it

Don't see it if Just see for yourself. Couldn't disagree more with the negative reviewer. Thought it was honest and authentic.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Great staging

See it if You like great singing and directing!

Don't see it if You don't like small venues

Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want an honest story with humor and heart. Music was fabulous!

Don't see it if See it!

Absorbing, Epic, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound

See it if you are a human being

Don't see it if you don't exist

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