This world premiere musical from Stephen Trask ('Hedwig and the Angry Inch') and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers) is part rock opera, part impressionist tone poem set in the nightclubs and art world of 1979 NYC. More…
'This Ain’t No Disco' interweaves the stories of strivers, dreamers and drifters searching for their place at Studio 54 and Mudd Club, the art scene, and downtown lofts. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, this disparate group, in different stages of becoming and falling apart, find themselves and each other in a city on the verge of a massive cultural shift. Directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak ('A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,' 'Anastasia').
See it if You like musicals that are overstimulating, but not at all deep or thought-provoking.
Don't see it if You want the next Hedwig. This is a complete mess on every level & will likely go down in history as a flop people wish they’d seen.
See it if you wish to see a show about the rise and fall of Studio 54. The singing is very good and some of songs are memorable.
Don't see it if you like a well developed musical. This one needs work, especially in the first act. Fewer numbers and more character development necy.
See it if you like rock musicals filled with terrific singing, great choreography, & a truckload of talent.Book is a bit of a muddle, but show is FUN!
Don't see it if you are offended by LGBT issues, or are looking for a revival of yet another Golden Age of Musicals show.This is fun and edgy.Amazing voices
See it if you’re a fan of Trask. The music’s good; the book (especially Act 1) needs A LOT of work. Samantha Ware & Peter LaPrade are appealing leads.
Don't see it if you don’t connect with the popular trope of people desperately seeking validation through gaining admittance to Studio 54.
See it if and only if you have been missing the days when you when getting ready and going out to a disco was what you lived for.
Don't see it if you have FOND memories of getting ready for the "club" and then being disappointed once you get inside. SKIP this trip down memory lane!
See it if Strong cast and pedigree. Atlantic Theater Company.
Don't see it if Misses the mark; the artist is the most compelling character, but only flourishes at the end. Keep mise en scène intact, rewrite book/songs
See it if you want to see an ode to Studio 54 & Andy Warhol with original, but not disco music. Good dancing and singing.
Don't see it if you are hoping for a coherent story with disco music.
See it if You are a Rent-head. Very similar feel. You are looking for a show that explores and pays homage to Studio 54.
Don't see it if You dislike shows that deal in archetypes and stereotypes rather than fully human characters.
See it if you like historical epochs, like to see real figures portrayed in a fictional setting, and like New York's colorful 1970's history.
Don't see it if you don't like long musicals, don't like overstaged productions, don't like stories where many characters are interwoven.
See it if you like loud music, erotic dancing, vocal talent, predictable storyline, happy ending
Don't see it if you find too much going on at once confusing;
See it if you like visually interesting and well sung Rock Operas. If you are interested in stories surrounding Studio 54 at it's heyday.
Don't see it if dislike rock music and complicated plots. If you don't care about the "Disco Days" of the 80's.
See it if you don't mind sitting through 2 hours of redundant choreography & annoying music to see and hear 1 great number sung by The Artist.
Don't see it if You have seen the movie Studio 54. That movie tells the same story much better.
See it if You enjoy trite lyrics, wobbly scaffolding, uneasy staging & unenthusiastic applause. If 2 hrs & 20 mins of your eve isn’t important to you.
Don't see it if You want to see wasted talent of the fabulous Samantha Marie Ware. She is a star. She deserves more than this musical had to offer her.
See it if The glamour and controversy surrounding the nightlife at Studio 54 sounds like a great concept, but this needs a better book, lyrics, music
Don't see it if DISCO is absent in this show; needs more development. (p.s. How many words rhyme with clarinet?)
See it if you'd reconnect with the disco era and the debauchery of Studio 54. There are tender moments within the raunchiness, and wonderful singing.
Don't see it if you don't like loud or scantily dressed performers [but no nudity].
See it if you want to see a show that aims to examine the Studio 54 party kids culture in a way that seems influenced by RENT/Michael Greif.
Don't see it if you take issue with content and choreography that is often highly sexualized, and scenes that represent a particular subset of drug culture.
See it if you enjoy seeing new musicals even if they aren't quite working. or if you want to see a very talented cast. Huge props to the singing
Don't see it if you're expecting something approaching Hedwig's transcendence. This is not that. But there are definitely enjoyable moments.
See it if you enjoy wonderful singing and acting. Also, if you want to learn a bit of disco history and be transported back to Studio 54 days.
Don't see it if the period is not your thing. Also, the singing at times overpowered the microphone and it was hard to understand the words.
See it if you enjoy disco music and the culture of the "Studio 54" seventies era.
Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical (it is a rock opera).
See it if You like musicals. You were alive in NY in the late 70’s and 80’s. You liked the music in Runaways.
Don't see it if You expect disco music (This ain’t no disco.). Raunchy gay scenes offend you.
See it if you are interested in re-living the disco club days where appearance was everything and nothing at the same time. It's a trip back in time.
Don't see it if you cannot relate to the disco days of Studio 54 and nightclubs in NYC during the disco era.