Atlantic presents this raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ. More…
"Eddie and Dave" is a gender-bending new play by Amy Staats ("Miles for Mary," Atlantic’s Tow Playwright-in-Residence) about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius, and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.
See it if You love rock music & wink at attendant, life craziness that's a part of music icons. Super to see the talented women play these guys!
Don't see it if You hate rock music, and any plays that featured cross-gender portrayals. You truly enjoy established musical theater.
See it if you love 80's rock and Van Halen story in the form of a comedy skit with gender reversals. Fun elements and jokes.
Don't see it if you aren't into a comedy skit as it might not be for you. Similar to Wayne's World vibe but biography of the band.
See it if enjoy a mildly amusing play with some good moments that unfortunately gets a little bland. Some interesting ideas but over stretched.
Don't see it if you expect to hear Van Halen songs. Oddly not much music for a play about a band (though I suspect rights or lack thereof were the cause),
See it if You are a fan of Van Halen or you want to watch three women campily play male roles.
Don't see it if You are looking for something thought-provoking or something very funny.
See it if Perhaps if you like rock and roll music and are interested in the backstory of the Van Hulan band.
Don't see it if If you have an aversion to loud music and a muddy plot line or are over 50 years old.
See it if You're a Van Halen fan or just enjoy rock n' roll antics. You enjoy gender-bending castings.
Don't see it if You're out of touch with pop culture, don't enjoy rock n' roll references, would rather just see "My Fair Lady."
See it if whether you are a Van Halen fas is not important. This is funny. Being based on a real story only makes it more compelling.
Don't see it if you like serious theater. This is spoofy and light-hearted.
Also Nice production for off off.
See it if You enjoy true stories told through a fun&campy lens. Cast is great. Learned about Van Halen, laughed a lot & was entertained the whole time
Don't see it if If you take theater too seriously. Even if you aren't a big Van Halen fan this is a fun show. I didn't know much of their story before.
See it if Staats' love letter to MTV music video era via Van Halen/David Lee Roth saga Funny & Inventive in a devised way Gender reversals a highlight
Don't see it if Material's 1980 motifs dated even w/familiarity; a bit confusing without it But Aspillaga's snarky MTV MJ narrator a helpful guide Big Hair!
See it if you’re an aging heavy metalhead nursing a desire to live your glory years over, with girls playing the guys this time, & vice versa.
Don't see it if you are almost anyone else.
See it if u want to go behind the scenes 4 these rock stars; enthusiastic performances; amusing having roles played by actors of opposite sex
Don't see it if dull; only playing snippets from hits, fails to demonstrate why group was so popular; devoid of irony, humor esp re narcissistic Roth
See it if you are a VanHalen fan & aware of their rise and history. I was lucky enough to be educated by my seat mate who flew in to see from Detroit
Don't see it if you have no idea of who these characters are or their history. While an interesting play, hardly relevant to non fans.
See it if Loved it even though I'm no Van Halen fan. Eddie is well played by author Amy Staats. Alex & David Lee Roth also played by women. It works!
Don't see it if Loads of fun. A must-see for Van Halen fans. Valerie B is played by a man -- a hoot! A clever look at the personal side of rock stardom.
See it if Even if you would not expect to like the story of a rock band. You will be entertained against your will.
Don't see it if You recognize you have no sense of humor, don't like music, particularly disdain loud hard rock, and have no interest learning otherwise.
See it if you like Van Halen, if you're into gender bendery things, if you like broooaaad comedy
Don't see it if you're expecting a jukebox musical or something like that, this is a play, if you can't be entertained by the occasional eye roll
See it if You care even a little about Van Halen, grew up watching MTV in the 1980s, and want to see talented actors with extensive Bway/OB credits.
Don't see it if You are so rabid fan that you can't laugh about your idols, object to women playing men, hate rock, and lived under a rock in the 70s/80s.
See it if you want to get behind the scenes for these rock icons, it's amusing having roles played by actors of opposite sex
Don't see it if you have no idea of who these rock stars are, it's interesting, but not really relevant to most people