Members say: Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Must see, Riveting

About the show

This new musical tells the story a young man who was abandoned as a child, placed in an orphanage, and abused. What can a boy say when all he knows is taken away? Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

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On his 8th birthday, Johnny Rogers’s mother dropped him off at a Brooklyn orphanage saying, “This is summer camp! I’ll be back to get you in the fall,” and never returned. Now as a young man, he must learn to trust, to love, and to be love again.  


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80
Absorbing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in a thought provoking musical about a young man’s struggle to overcome his painful past.

Don't see it if you want a completely polished production. You want a real set. You don’t care about supporting an unfinished work with promise.

Also This is a very small production with no set. The songs are effective a... Read more Read less

75
Promising, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Engaging, Great cast

See it if you like a melancholic drama of how one's past catches up w/ one's present & future. But it has its fun & romantic moments too set in music!

Don't see it if you want a feel good musical, as the tragic tone is more pronounced, but in a good way, as that is essentially the theme. But still "fun".

74
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Uneven, Touching

See it if you are interested in how childhood trauma can play out in early adulthood.

Don't see it if you require fully polished productions, or only like musicals with fully literate books & lyrics.

Also I found this wildly uneven, & felt the book did not at all exploit the... Read more Read less

70
Intense, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are looking for unexpected sources for musicals. Emerging art that is worth supporting.

Don't see it if You’re expecting perfection

30
Disappointing, Predictable, Needs work, Unevenly performed

See it if You want to support first time writers and young performing talent. Interesting idea for a show.

Don't see it if You want to see a refined or refreshing new musical or if you want to hear a consistently good singing cast.

Also I was disappointed in the predictable music and lyrics that often foug... Read more Read less

100
Exquisite, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound

See it if You are looking to be moved and thought-provoked. Definitely deep themes and excellent story line.

Don't see it if I wouldn't take a very young child as the themes are more for adults.

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if I really loved this show! I especially appreciated the way they showed how the characters were impacted by their experiences.

Don't see it if The show gets into a serious subject that is very relevant today but some people might not want to see such a serious topic!

100
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound

See it if You enjoy deep storylines and thought provoking real life situations. The music will stick with you for days after.

Don't see it if You are looking for a lighthearted feel good musical.

Also This was an excellent display of talent and hard work. It has so much ... Read more Read less

100
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Great staging

See it if I loved this show and you will love it too! You will laugh, you will cry, you will sing...this is the next "Hamilton"!!!

Don't see it if If you don't want to see an original exciting new musical..or two character play.

Also The music, the story, the acting, the directing is top notch...GO SEE ... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You love beautiful melodies that you hum long after you leave the theatre, gorgeous harmonies, a story that is relevant, thought provoking

Don't see it if you believe that a serious subject cannot be handled effectively in a musical and still be riveting, life affirming and entertaining.

98
Must see, Relevant, Riveting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy incredible, memorable melodies that lodge in your ear and don't let go. There were several goosebump-inducing moments!

Don't see it if You're just looking for light entertainment. Though often very funny, it deals with serious issues and forces you to grapple with them.

Also This show should go to Broadway- it speaks to anyone who struggles to ... Read more Read less

84
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Unexpected

See it if you want to watch something that will capture you and make you think and feel. We talked about the play for three days.

Don't see it if you're looking for light-hearted and happy-happy


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