Axis Company presents a new musical about Henry, an immigrant to 1910 New York, who becomes involved with a Bowery theater facing eviction. More…
As the Kinetoscopes that are replacing them are being installed, the showgirls at a soon-to-close theater wonder about their future. Meanwhile, newly arrived immigrant Henry is pulled by heart and hunger toward disparate and uncertain destinies. These stories come together in this new tuner featuring songs by Axis artistic director Randy Sharp, and Paul Carbonara of Blondie fame.
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
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
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.
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.
See it if you're up for a musical that doesn't feel like a musical -- more like a fuzzy dream sequence in song. It was lovely if a a bit slow.
Don't see it if you want a clearly-defined plot or a lot of razzle dazzle.
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.
See it if You like pleasant mood music, singing choreography and dance with a bit of a plot about the era.
Don't see it if if you don't like sitting in uncomfortably low seats for a long 70 minutes
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.
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
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.
See it if you value work for its potential. This needs a story/a book desperately. But the raw talent of the cast, musicians, music itself: amazing!
Don't see it if you want a big show, or a coherent story. It's missing a lot right now.
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.
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.
See it if Shira Averbuch's voice is exceptional. Sparse staging highlights the imaginitve lighting. Live quartet A+. All the men had sweet voices too.
Don't see it if I want to blame my 5 hours sleep, but the plot got lost somewhere. Who did Henry choose? What happens to the Spencers? What's Frank huffing?
See it if You like period pieces, innovative theater, sung through musicals, small theaters, good music.
Don't see it if You need a strong plot or lots of flashy sets and costumes.
See it if You love intimate theater with beautiful music and clever visuals.
Don't see it if If you are bothered when the story is secondary to the aesthetic and performances. The story does lack clarity.
See it if you enjoy small, black-box theatre. Very intimate space, provides for up close and personal viewing. Pleasant music, great harmonies.
Don't see it if Awkward lighting design left actors faces masked by shadows. Direction was clunky and heavy handed. Talented cast in an uneven book.
See it if You like good young actors with good voices. Simple staging and a great live band
Don't see it if You want to see a show that you can follow or tells a story that makes any sense. The pretty theater and the pleasant voices didnt cut it.