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Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis and Clark

From 40 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Great writing

About the show

Will Lewis and Clark survive their journey and become American heroes, or will it all just be a waste of time? The creators of this comic musical actually have no idea. It was very poorly researched. More…

"Great Frontier" is a musical farce about Lewis and Clark, two pathetic townies who have never done anything remarkable with their lives. But everything changes when President Jefferson sends them out west!

1h 30m | Already closed | The PIT Loft (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (40)


Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Great writing
Avg Score

Clever, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if You like a silly show. If you do not care if a show is professionally done or not.

Don't see it if If your looking for a serious show. One more professional. If you really want to learn something about L&C.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy comedy that takes a historical tale and characters and updates it with current references to bring about 90 minutes of zaniness.

Don't see it if you are expecting perfection: this is a small budget production with bare, repetitive music, one voice overly loud and one hard to hear.

Also One of the cast was late, delaying the start by 15 minutes. Overall, t... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Funny, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you like amateur productions.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well written, well acted and well sung musical. This is not it.

Also Why put on a musical when not one of the cast members has a singing vo... Read more Read less

Ambitious / show-case raw / potential, Just ok singing / corny music, Some genuine (fearless) performances, Silly / campy / humorous / ambitious / edgy

See it if you enjoy camp, lite fare, silly humor. Title says it all. It takes "interesting" liberties that sometimes pay off, other times fall flat.

Don't see it if you don't like playful, corny shows. It's not a big production, doesn't take itself seriously (at all), & DEF isn't historically accurate.

Also It's no masterpiece.... Read more Read less

Poorly written, Poorly directed, Disappointing, Slow, Diy

See it if You enjoy sophomoric humor or want to see some nods to Mel Brooks and Hamilton.

Don't see it if You are looking for a well-crafted musical comedy.

Also "The American dream is nothing to laugh at." -John Adams... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Indulgent, Quirky, Funny

See it if Want a good show for a good price. It’s legitamately funny. Some of actors are exceptional particularly Guzman and Cotto.

Don't see it if Mind that the songs arnt really good and the voices often don’t sound good. Don’t like farces or honestly ridiculous narratives.

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You like historical comedy, with few very good songs, young but ambitious cast, great pianist, small, intimate theater

Don't see it if You offended easily about referrrals about major historic figures, racism, bare bone staging, foul language. This is a small production

Also Either you love it or hate it. I enjoyed it, even though the show open... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You like to see promising talent and a fun show. Songs were clever and the piano was perfectly paced. The Pit Loft was a fine venue.

Don't see it if You want a big show.

Entertaining, Delightful, So so singing, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want to be entertained. The amateur style of performing makes it raw & refreshing. Although the singing was..., we have some good laughs

Don't see it if You want to be overwhelmed by grand production...

Entertaining, Ambitious, Campy, Funny, Zany

See it if you want to see an enthusiastic, energized cast giving it their all in a zany rendition of "history" with obvious liberties taken.

Don't see it if you're expecting something profound and well-staged as opposed to this campy, sometimes clever, sometimes flat low-budget production.

Also I had a mixed reaction to this production as it was fun at times while... Read more Read less

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like period plays

Don't see it if you you dont like musicals

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You're looking for an adventure. I liked the dynamics and the songs were great.

Don't see it if You dont like historical pieces. Even though it's very loosely based on real events.

Entertaining, Quirky, Charming, Fun, Funny

See it if Like light hearted fair.

Don't see it if You are looking for serious theater.

Quirky, Insipid, Indulgent, Fluffy, Banal

See it if Emtertainig if you suspend any reality of history. Thomas Jefferson as dumb. You must be kidding

Don't see it if If you want to learn anything about the real L&C


See it if I hate to scorch a show, but I can't think of a reason to see this. However, some people were laughing, so I guess some people liked it.

Don't see it if Again, I feel bad, but unless you like poorly written, poorly sung camp with performances uneven at best, don't see this show.

Either love it or hate it

See it if You like silly programs.

Don't see it if Like me you don’t have much tolerance for silly

Fluffy, Quirky, Silly, Satirical

See it if You like satirical and silly plays or musicals about American history

Don't see it if You dislike silly productions and wish to see only elaborate productions.

Also I thought that this musical (the actors were accompanied by only a pia... Read more Read less

Quirky, Funny, Loud!, Uneven

See it if you want an improv-inspired historical spoof that's sometimes funny, sometimes not-so-much... and often just LOUD! A few truly funny folks.

Don't see it if you want historical accuracy (Ha!) or fancy sets or not want to hear excessive yelling (by one character in particular). :(

Disappointing, Quirky, Delightful, Insipid, Funny

See it if you don't want to think very hard

Don't see it if you like more complex and masterful songs

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy clever new comedy. So much fun! Out of the box.

Don't see it if You take theater very seriously.

Funny, Quirky, Cliched

See it if You like silly, corny shows that have a few clever moments.

Don't see it if you don't like campy comedy or you're expecting a historically factual, epic show with great costumes and a great story.

Also I gave it a higher level so-so score because I thought it was really... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you like comedic, playful musicals and/or shows that lightheartedly touch on serious subjects.

Don't see it if you want to see a dramatic musical or an accurate retelling of the story of Lewis and Clark.

Cliched, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You like musicals in their early stages and want to be brainlessly entertained

Don't see it if You want something polished or well thought out

Also I struggle with rating this one because anybody who can even write the... Read more Read less

Quirky, Disappointing

See it if want to see live actors for less than the price of a movie. Original story and was fun at times.

Don't see it if you can afford something like "Desperate Measures".

Also The actress playing Sacagawea was a highlight. She had a certain amoun... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want a flippant, juvenile script

Don't see it if You hate terrible acting and silly story

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