Already closed | 1h 15m | West Village

Evening - 1910

From 72 member  reviews
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. 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.

1h 15m | Already closed | Axis Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (72)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Enchanting, Original, Great singing, Slow
70
Avg Score

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

72
Ethereal, Languid, Enchanting

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.

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.

73
Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Dizzying, Great singing

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

75
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.

75
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.

79
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

70
Confusing, Wonderful, Great music, Huge potential, Romantic

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.

50
Disappointing, Original, Slow, Boring, Great singing

See it if You're interested in experimental theater

Don't see it if You need your shows to have a plot (this show doesn't really have one)

90
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.

97
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.

78
Original, Incomplete, Beginning... middle...., Inspired use of lighting, Wonderful score

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?

70
Confusing, Exquisite, Intimate

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.

77
Enchanting, Cliched, Slow, Original, Great singing

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.

65
Confusing, Banal, Great singing

See it if you like musicals with no dialogues

Don't see it if it's little confusing and repetitive many times

66
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting

See it if Well written and great expression on stage

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces

69
Confusing, Pleasant music

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.

54
Pretty, Boring, Lovely, Soporific, Sleepy

See it if you like pretty music, sung well.

Don't see it if pretty music, sung well, might put you to sleep...

72
Confusing, Disappointing, Romantic, Banal

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.


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 pe...
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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...Despi...
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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 ...
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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 beauti...
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