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 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 You would like to see some great sounding women singing contemporary musical theatre.
Don't see it if It was quite long and the plot didn’t make sense. There were too many different story lines to keep up with it.
See it if You are devoted to musical development & interested in assessing talent or understanding what makes this not work as well as similar shows
Don't see it if You are expecting something polished or original
See it if You like big belt-y songs, original storylines, inclusive representation, suspending all shred of belief.
Don't see it if you chafe at weak lyrics (rhyming More with More), bloated and convoluted plot, or an absurd conclusion.
See it if You want to see a very earnest show, with hard working young actors, trying extremely hard to be deep, sensitive and moving.
Don't see it if You want to see a show that works. From a plot line that is far fetched to actors that are stretched beyond their acting and singing range.
See it if you can tolerate a very silly story, songs that sound alike and enjoy "live" music and a very enthusiastic cast.
Don't see it if if you favor musicals that have some reality, meaningful messages and expect more than an ordinary score and resonant voices.