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
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
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
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
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. Read more
"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."