This new musical addresses the heroin epidemic among American high schoolers through the story of an unlikely friendship between two seniors, a recovering heroin addict and a misunderstood teen genius. More…
From the show:
CONTACT HIGH, an original new musical from Kyle Reid Hass and Jeremy Swanton, tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Jean Simon - a drug dealer and recovering heroin addict - and Haley Walter Keys - a misunderstood teen genius with a severe phobia of physical human contact. As Jean fights to get clean and break her ties with a dangerous drug cartel, she inspires Haley to overcome his fears.
Drawing inspiration from the teen angst musicals that got Kyle and Jeremy through high school, and a testament to the resilience one can find in the hope of a better tomorrow, CONTACT HIGH is a new rock musical for a new generation.
See it if you want to see a stage full of talented young singers give their all for a confusing, underdeveloped, overlong new high school musical.
Don't see it if u hope to follow the convoluted plots & fickle motives, care about the reductive characters, or leave humming the overstuffed score.
See it if Great cast interaction. Topics need to be addressed. 5 musicians perfect. Seating at old Ars Nova site perfecto. Intimate viewing ALSO.
Don't see it if partner not as thrilled as I was (ergo the 80%) Only two weak links in the cast. If you expect fluff this is the wrong show.
See it if You like high end high school plays.it does have a cast that really tries to pull it off unfortunately there’s little for them to work with.
Don't see it if You’re looking for something substantial.
See it if you want to support some up and coming theatre artists; you want to see some new young talent
Don't see it if you want to see this talent in a well developed show. The composers have some okay ideas, but they should step away from performing
See it if over-amped teenagers sing way too loudly and out of tune about a drug deal that has gone wrong and other angsty issues
Don't see it if quirky teen musicals can be great fun, but not this loud, overworked over sung disaster.
See it if I enjoyed this rock Musical especially the second act. Although the storyline got a bit confusing at times.
Don't see it if A number of young talented actors. However I think this is geared for more of a younger crowd. Loud music some violence might upset some.
See it if This is your first or second live musical show. I see every little effort that is trying to make this work...and that's why it's not working
Don't see it if You are a musical fan and have seen many shows. You will for sure be disappointed.
See it if you love the teen musical genre. The songs were fun and the cast did quite a lot with the small set and lack of wings. The story is thin.
Don't see it if you don't care about angsty teens needing to fit in while also being a mystery with a missing teen and touches of heroin addiction. A lot!
See it if you want a glimpse into the lives of teenagers today. Written, directed, and acted by talented young people. Interested in what's next.
Don't see it if you don't like teen musicals or expect a super polished/bigger budget musical. This is promising early work.
See it if A load high-energy rock musical on a stage to small. Actors that try hard to entertain you w/ not the best storyline.
Don't see it if If you don’t want a loud musical. Don’t want a plate about drug problems. A feel good traditional musical
Also Sometimes hard to understand
See it if you want to see young actors who are fantastic singers and totally committed to giving the best performance ever, if you enjoy musicals.
Don't see it if you don't want to see High School Musical meets Rent, if you are expecting a big Broadway style show, if you were told this is the next Rent
See it if You would like to see some great sounding women singing contemporary musical theatre.
Don't see it if It was quite long and the plot didn’t make sense. There were too many different story lines to keep up with it.
See it if you enjoy to think about stories involving complicated relationships, mental illness, addiction and all things adolescence.
Don't see it if you don’t like musicals that make you think or rock scores.
See it if You want to see High School Musical meets Rent. It's basically that.
Don't see it if You are expecting "Rent" levels of writing skill. The cast is incredible the writing needs a lot of work.
See it if You are devoted to musical development & interested in assessing talent or understanding what makes this not work as well as similar shows
Don't see it if You are expecting something polished or original
See it if You like big belt-y songs, original storylines, inclusive representation, suspending all shred of belief.
Don't see it if you chafe at weak lyrics (rhyming More with More), bloated and convoluted plot, or an absurd conclusion.
See it if You love new pop/rock musicals and intense subject matter. Also if you want to support new, talented musical theatre writers and performers!
Don't see it if You are triggered by heavy subject matter including addiction, gunshots, and murder. It is also very loud so bring earplugs!
See it if You want to be entertained and want to support a driven,passionate, hardworking, and talented group of actors,singers,writers, and musicians
Don't see it if You prefer a comedy.
See it if You want to see a very earnest show, with hard working young actors, trying extremely hard to be deep, sensitive and moving.
Don't see it if You want to see a show that works. From a plot line that is far fetched to actors that are stretched beyond their acting and singing range.