A play meets a rock band in this world premiere alt-rock musical about a pair of misfit lovers and a bloody crime of passion. More…
Billy is a sensitive young songwriter, but his music is violent and disturbing. Living in a trailer park with his ex-con father, the deck is stacked against him until he meets Nell, a kindred spirit, fascinated with death and in love with music. Billy’s dark vision mixed with Nell’s rebellious nature is a volatile combination. When Nell is brutally murdered, the police listen to Billy’s music and accuse him of the crime. Why is it art can heal the artist and destroy the artless?
See it if You love loud rock music and play in a loud rock band.
Don't see it if Dull plot, bad acting, heavy smoke effects burn the eyes, music way too loud & people had fingers in their ears. Torture on all the senses.
See it if you enjoy LOUD rock. Story is rough but it's highly supported by some great music/musicians, singing (w/harsh & dark lyrics), & ok acting.
Don't see it if you can't handle the above. It's not BIG other than some excellent musicians who act AND sing, plus 4 great band-mates supporting the cast.
See it if Rockabilly opera with talented singers appeals to you. Slight convoluted plot adds to energy.
Don't see it if You abhor loud music
See it if You want to see a fairly simple murder mystery with some good music mixed in. This would be great as just a cast recording.
Don't see it if You're sensitive to sound because it's a small space and the music is loud. Also the story isn't that great and ends up pretty obvious.
See it if you want to suffer 1hr40min. Actors really try but the music and story just don't have it. The whole annoys and leaves a dull aftertaste.
Don't see it if This is one of those shows, which is not horrible but it just doesn't deliver. It doesn't touch you and one can't wait till it's over.
See it if you like contemporary music with a focus on dark topics & quality onstage musicianship. It's attempting to be edgy without much success.
Don't see it if you want an easily relateable plot or characters. It's over the top with only one relateable relationship. Also has uneven actors & singers.
See it if you like interesting intense theatre mixed with rock music and unique staging
Don't see it if you dislike rock bands or dislike dark bloody tales
See it if you enjoy watching an energized cast singing rock tunes inter-weaved with a story about trailer park people. A live band accompanies them.
Don't see it if you don't like a lot of loud rock music with difficult-to-understand words and a plot that has some mystery but goes very slowly at times.
See it if You like the psychological and physical outcomes of socities views of 'hard-core' music and what goes on in the lifestyle of the artist.
Don't see it if You dislike more intense music, limited staging, and actors playing multiple roles.
See it if you like angst-driven garage band music &"trailer trash" narratives that reveal the heart in characters who often are judged to be heartless
Don't see it if you like strictly linear story; you don't like couplet-rich indie rock. The story has lumps to be ironed. Characters act out-of-character.
See it if you like loud rock music and want to see a mostly strong and talented cast. You prefer to hear rock songs over seeing a well developed plot.
Don't see it if you can't handle adult subject matter, want to see a traditional musical. Want to see a polished musical with songs that further the plot.
See it if If you like rock music-- a la Hedwig and the Angry Inch or American Idiot. It's entertaining, but I wish it went deeper.
Don't see it if If you don't like rock music and teenager type stories
See it if You liked shows like American Idiot or Murder Ballad. They rock out but the story itself feels more like a made for TV movie.
Don't see it if You can’t appreciate it for great singing and mostly kick ass songs. If you’ve ever seen a Lifetime Movie you’ll see the ending a mile away!
See it if Music was good. Singers and musicians talented. But in general the songs weren't integrated into show.
Don't see it if Book - weak. Plot - thin. Dialogue - awful. The actors all had good singing voices and some played instruments but all but one couldn't act.
See it if you like a story told in concert-like performances w/ a live band too- reminiscent of the American Idiot rock opera but in an intimate scale
Don't see it if you don't like dark themes with strong language/lyrics - but these are essential to the story. The fun musical experience should compensate.
See it if you like discovering new musicals or you love any musical with deep emotion and honest relatable characters.
Don't see it if loud heavy rock music isn't your thing. It's actually not MY thing, but the sweet honesty and incredible charisma of the leads sold me.
See it if You like romantic tragedies and rock/alternative music. Enjoy non linear storytelling with a mystery component.
Don't see it if you are sensitive to themes if suicide, murder, teen angst and violence. Want something cheery. Dont bring children.