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 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.
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.
See it if you want a glimpse into the lives of teenagers today. Written, directed, and acted by talented young people. Interested in what's next.
Don't see it if you don't like teen musicals or expect a super polished/bigger budget musical. This is promising early work.
See it if you want to see young actors who are fantastic singers and totally committed to giving the best performance ever, if you enjoy musicals.
Don't see it if you don't want to see High School Musical meets Rent, if you are expecting a big Broadway style show, if you were told this is the next Rent
See it if you enjoy to think about stories involving complicated relationships, mental illness, addiction and all things adolescence.
Don't see it if you don’t like musicals that make you think or rock scores.
See it if You want to be entertained and want to support a driven,passionate, hardworking, and talented group of actors,singers,writers, and musicians
Don't see it if You prefer a comedy.
See it if You like Be More Chill. Great songs by a passionate cast. Packs a punch for such a small gem. Act 2 story is a little convoluted, but still
Don't see it if You don’t like teen musicals. Billed as a Rent Jr. very much not that. A darker BMC.
See it if The smack/haphephobia(no contact)/internal fulfillment rock musical."When you're the voice of the future,you have to be trained & compliant"
Don't see it if Sympathetic lawless drug dealing smack junkie lead? He's afraid to touch and she's afraid to feel - can they connect? Large cast on a stamp.
See it if You want to see a young Jonathan Larson (Rent) who is a true visionary and has written and produced the most creative show in decades
Don't see it if This show may not appeal to older audiences and is VERY far from the cliche Broadway musical. Unique subject matter - need to follow closely