La MaMa presents a musical extravaganza by '80s pop star Kid Creole about one man's loss, another man's gain, and the powerful women who made it all possible. More…
This madcap, semi-autobiographical adventure features music by August Darnell (better known as the front man for the band Kid Creole and the Coconuts) and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Set in New York City and the Caribbean in the '80s, the show explores dark themes (abandonment, sibling rivalry, unrequited love) and titillation (sexual healing, the pursuit of happiness) while inviting you to shake your head and tap your toes to neo-urban-jungle grooves.
See it if the Kid Creole catalogue appeals, in a well meaning but uneven yet entertaining show with great dancing. An early draft that needs cutting.
Don't see it if enduring a work in progress doesn't appeal, or needlessly complicated plot lines & weak dialogue upset, in spite of a game, uneven cast.
See it if The title song was a great fave of mine. A hokey script is draped around it. The star, Isaac Gay, is talented and nice to look at
Don't see it if The music is recorded. The live singing sounds weird over it. The show would have been better if it was simply a concert. Some fine music.