Contact High
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Contact High
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Contact High NYC Reviews and Tickets

62%
(37 Reviews)
Positive
32%
Mixed
41%
Negative
27%
Members say
Great singing, Ambitious, Disappointing, 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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MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
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

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
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

don
506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

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. Read more

597 Reviews | 121 Followers
80
Entertaining, A little too long, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Some very talent young actors. Musical of young people in high school.

Don't see it if A time the story get a little confusing. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
67
Great singing, Cliched, Ambitious, Insipid, Disappointing

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.

343 Reviews | 100 Followers
49
Rough edges, Overwrought, Confusing

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

307 Reviews | 68 Followers
35
Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Insipid

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.

251 Reviews | 66 Followers
80
Confusing, Great singing, Entertaining

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. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

BroadwayWorld
August 22nd, 2019

"CONTACT HIGH from Theater 511 Soars at Ars Nova."
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Lighting & Sound America
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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Theater Pizzazz
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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