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Alex and Eugene

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

About the show

​Inspired by Pushkin's 'Eugene Onegin,' this new musical presents a thoroughly modern tale of young artists struggling to find themselves in a world where their bond with each other is often the only refuge from despair. More…

Alex, a gifted but troubled young musician leaves his home in Glory, Indiana along with his twin sister Tanya in pursuit of self, independence, and maybe even a career in New York City. Alex meets the easygoing, charismatic Eugene, his foil in nearly every way. Our title characters forge an unlikely, unshakable friendship and join a determined group of freshly graduated theater kids who set out to launch a web series in the hopes of getting discovered.

Member Reviews (12)


Ambitious, Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing, Great acting
Avg Score

Ambitious, Excruciating, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if If you like theater in works. A predictable ending. Un necessarily long productions.

Don't see it if If you want to see a show that needs reworking or is predictable all the way.

Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if Original musical of quirky theatre kids forging friendships in hopes of making their dreams realise. All on stage appear to share sentiment.

Don't see it if Not to dash dreams, but this is a showcase and expect rough production values from both sides of the page.

Tons of potential, Relevant / resonant / absorbing, Meaningful (long) book / ambitious (long) score, Clunky awkward (dangerous) set, Good singing / just ok (bit cliched) acting

See it if you enjoy supporting new up-n-coming shows, small theatre co's, debuting performers. It's a meaningful moving musical, w/tons of potential.

Don't see it if you can't handle 2hrs & 45min w/10min int. Long-winded book & score DEF need major purging, but time flew by. You get caught up & invested.

Also It didn't feel like almost 3hrs. Honestly.... Read more Read less

Melodramatic, Philosophical, Meta, Excruciating, Slow

See it if While there may be people who will enjoy unironically I would recommend it as a good cringe-watch. It's on the edge of so-bad-it's-good.

Don't see it if You dislike art that fails to deal with serious subject matter (mental illness/suicide) in a meaningful way. You dislike melodrama.

Also "Only time will tell if we're breaking ground. Or just breaking wind."... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you are interested in musicals about young actors breaking into the business. There were a few breakout performers trying very hard.

Don't see it if you like musicals that challenge your imagination. The show was overly long and very predictable. There was little subtext in the dialogue

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested In a musical explaining people's lives. The story and the acting was very well done

Don't see it if You like only lighthearted musicals.

Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a world premier musical that has some very good elements including a very hard working cast.

Don't see it if you are bothered by an overly long show with some poor staging and a mediocre score.

Also The show is ambitious for sure. It is way too long at almost 3 hours i... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You are interested in a modern day version of Eugene Onegin. There were some good singers but the acting was uneven.

Don't see it if You are impatient with long, drawn out stories.

Great singing, Excruciating, Monumentally depressing

See it if You like to watch talented singers and actors doing their thing.

Don't see it if you plan to stay for the 2nd act, which is 2x as long as it should be, and very depressing.

Also Given the writer's excellent ear for dialog and ability to strike emot... Read more Read less

Clever, Cliched, Great acting, Profound, Great staging

See it if See this show you'd like to see up and coming talent in an off-off-Broadway show; the on-stage talent was wonderful!

Don't see it if you're good at seeing what's coming, maybe skip this's fairly predictable.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You enjoy musicals that showcase an incredibly talented cast; their voices are gorgeous and their performances are honest and engaging.

Don't see it if You can't handle a three-hour musical. The show is definitely long, but these actors make it worth it!

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if A perfect cast fully serves the work of this composer/playwright whose work pierces the heart. A team who deserves a LOT of attention.

Don't see it if You want to see a short production, or if you hope to see a musical which will only fill you with cheer.

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