Evening - 1910
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Evening - 1910

Evening - 1910 NYC Reviews and Tickets

(72 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (72)

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69 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You enjoy original music and a story that makes you think, feel for all of the characters, and walk away feeling glad you saw it.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy minimal staging and no speech aside from what is expressed in the songs.

93 Reviews | 32 Followers
Ambitious, Original, Great singing

See it if You want to see something original. It's not a musical. It's a theatre piece. Beautifully written, directed, sung. Visually Beautiful. Go!

Don't see it if are expecting a "normal" musical. It's a theatre piece. Judge it for what it is, not what your expectations of it are.

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
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.

506 Reviews | 1005 Followers
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

139 Reviews | 75 Followers
Ambitious, Enchanting, Confusing, Original, Great singing

See it if You love besutiful music and want to be able to say "I saw it in a tiny theater" before they sort out the book & people love it on Bway

Don't see it if You get so judgy about the book that needs development that you can't appreciate the gorgeous score, memorable songs, excellent performers

180 Reviews | 39 Followers
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.

132 Reviews | 46 Followers
Absorbing, Original, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You enjoy folk music and turn of the century setting/costumes. And if you can appreciate arty, vague storytelling.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals with no dialogue or a lot of repetitive movements.

151 Reviews | 49 Followers
Ambitious, Slow, Great singing

See it if Well staged for a small space. The story nicely incorporated in the music. Band plays constantly and don't miss a beat.

Don't see it if If you need to have a book along with the music and lyrics.

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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New York Theatre Guide
May 21st, 2016

"Director Randy Sharp and music director Paul Carbonara have put together a magnificent and poetic musical score...However, with almost 40 songs all evoking the same soft 1900s folk melody, the story tends to get lost and boring, no matter what the lyrics speak...The cast shines together though, moving in a patiently practiced dance choreographed by Lynn Mancinelli that is aesthetically mesmerizing, like watching old photographs move."
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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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