Evening - 1910
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Evening - 1910
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Evening - 1910 NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(72 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
26%
Negative
7%
Members say
Confusing, Enchanting, Original, Great singing, Slow

About the Show

Axis Company presents a new musical about Henry, an immigrant to 1910 New York, who becomes involved with a Bowery theater facing eviction.

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Member Reviews (72)

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851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
64
Great singing, Nice music, Disappointing, Repetitive

See it if You want to hear a talented ensemble sing pretty songs.

Don't see it if No book so the story is VERY light. Musical numbers become repetitive & come off more as vignettes encompassing a theme rather than a story

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
87
Great staging, Delightful, Original, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you enjoy excellent choral singing as well as wonderful solo singers. Beautiful music and good choreography that good use of awkward space.

Don't see it if you do not like opera. The performance is totally sung.

don
506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
85
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if very good singing dancing lighting and music

Don't see it if Continued from above......the characters are not identified.. the music is low key. and the cast is is in tune with each other and

431 Reviews | 127 Followers
52
Confusing, Disappointing, Great music, Slow, Dark

See it if you enjoy darkly lighted, slow moving, confusing plots; Band is excellent.

Don't see it if You are easily bored and hate dark stages.

432 Reviews | 93 Followers
72
Entertaining, Original, Romantic, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like song and dance without the need for strong story. Great singers, interesting songs, interesting "story." (Poor lighting design)

Don't see it if You need a strong story. Or if in a play about immigration in 1910, you think the casting might lack...imagination.

285 Reviews | 55 Followers
70
Confusing, Great singing

See it if You're in the mood for live music and like pretty ballads. Singers and musicians are knockouts.

Don't see it if You feel stupid when you don't know whats going on.

179 Reviews | 79 Followers
53
Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You'd like to learn a bit about life on The Lower East Side in the early 1900's...

Don't see it if You get bored easily...

173 Reviews | 39 Followers
76
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Overrated, Great singing

See it if You'd like a new musical w/great singing & production-& adequate acting. The plot is so underdeveloped, we thought the end was intermission!

Don't see it if The fact that it is new doesnt make this one note (!) musical w/no character development (so u CAN'T care), or memorable songs worth seeing.

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
May 11th, 2016

"In its score, the creators of this sung-through show, Sharp and Carbonara, have made something beautiful and delicate. They’re billing this piece as a musical, though, and I wouldn’t call it that…The story — ostensibly concerning a theater on in 1910, as motion pictures begin to threaten live performance — is a murk of confusion that only grows…The band is excellent, the sound is full and the show is fast and fluid. But 'Evening' is more a song cycle than a piece of theater."
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Theatermania
May 8th, 2016

"'Evening' has some of the most exquisitely crafted music to be heard on the New York stage right now...The show's fuzzy story line too often makes us feel like we're leafing through an album of unfocused photos...This is a bit frustrating in a production whose gorgeous songs deserve more...Despite its snapshot of a tale, 'Evening — 1910' has much to recommend it. It is certainly a musical journey into the past that's worth taking."
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Lighting & Sound America
May 9th, 2016

“The experience of ‘Evening 1910’ is rather like sifting through old sepia photographs, now faded, trying to discern what they looked like when new. There is some exceptionally lovely music to be heard here, but if this piece is to have a further life, it needs stronger characters and action, as well as a substantial rethink of its design...There is work of much quality here, but the creators currently don't have the right frame in which to present it.”
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Theatre is Easy
May 12th, 2016

"My initial reaction was 'pretty and pretty boring'...But this show is not one you easily see without letting your thoughts and feelings simmer...It’s a great credit that its team has made me think more about the show since leaving the theatre. Sharp and Carbonara have put together a truly beautiful and poetic score, one of the best currently in the city even...That said, it unfortunately suffers from same-melody syndrome...It’s still best coined as a song cycle."
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Stage Buddy
May 9th, 2016

“'Evening-1910' poetically intertwines moments of New York history with softly drawn portraits of characters...Although there is a slight narrative, ‘Evening’ is more of a tone poem...Mr. Carbonara’s score possesses an ethereal sound, one of longing and broken hearts...The cast are all exquisite singers, and as an ensemble their sound is gorgeous...Watching ‘Evening’ is like peering through a kinetoscope and being touched by the solitary sadness of each character’s flickering image.”
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The Huffington Post
May 9th, 2016

“'Evening-1910' is sung-through. That’s how Sharp and Carbonara tell their enchanting tale, which, to be truthful, is ever so slightly vague...The team’s approach here is to keep everything from stopping to settle on one aspect...The result is beautiful to watch, simultaneously lulling and stimulating...I highly recommend you go. If you do, I might see you there, because I’m certainly returning to be mesmerized by it once again."
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On Stage Blog
May 8th, 2016

"Paired with wonderful music and lyrics, the show was promised to be a success. And yet it left very mixed feelings. The director Randy Sharp, perhaps, decided to compensate for the virtually nonexistent set with busy choreography...Even though the busy choreography was over-the-top, I would take it any day of the week over theatrical clichés, especially with the delightful cast of young and talented actors."
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Z
May 17th, 2016

"Credit goes to all the fine actors. The interactions of these characters are what make up the plot, such as it is, but plot isn’t the strength of this production. The narrative structure is dream-like: action swirls in and out of focus, constantly moving, dimly lit except where highlighted...Not exactly a play, this feels more like a staged concert, a theatrical experience...The beautiful songs are sung by the actor/singers who all have lovely voices."
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