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 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.
"CONTACT HIGH from Theater 511 Soars at Ars Nova."
"'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."
"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."