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 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 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 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 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 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 A show that is to small a stage to have so many characters. Needs a bigger stage. Good actors in a mish mash show. Actors gave best efforts.
Don't see it if A show that is convoluted, confusing at times and goes nowhere to a solid point entry. If you want an uplifting show that is easy to follow
See it if you like a musical with a very confusing and unrealistic plot with some clever songs and good singing. Entertaining but juvenile.
Don't see it if you like a mature or realistic plot and a traditional musical.
See it if Some very talented performers are trying very hard to entertain in a mish mash of a show.
Don't see it if The ideas, music and staging are too big for this very small space. The venue really hurts what the creators are striving for.
See it if ... you like to see work by new artists. Tries to check too many topical boxes. Inane, complicated plot and characters. Committed cast.
Don't see it if ...you prefer a focused story. This one is all over the place. From a missing kid to addiction/drug dealing, to a HS science competition.