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Contact High
Midtown W
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Contact High NYC Reviews and Tickets

62%
(37 Reviews)
Positive
32%
Mixed
41%
Negative
27%
Members say
Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (37)

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50
Convoluted, Jejune, Great singing, Well-intentioned, Earnest

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. Read more

60
Heartfelt, Catchy score, Ridiculous plot

See it if you’re a big fan of the teen-angst genre of musicals that follow in the tracks of “Spring Awakening.”

Don't see it if you like a musical to have coherent book. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

August 22nd, 2019

"CONTACT HIGH from Theater 511 Soars at Ars Nova."
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August 23rd, 2019

"'Contact High' plays like the most lurid CW teen-bait series; it's a four-lane pile-up of sudsy plot developments more likely to induce giggles than tears of empathy…It's all agony, all the time, and so straight-faced that you can't believe it isn't a spoof."
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August 23rd, 2019

"The multiple plot threads are tangled, the characters lack depth or charm, their dialogue sounds like anything but what high school students would say, and some of the lyrics are borderline dreadful. Many songs are shouted, and the sole standout performance belongs to Thoresen."
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