Already closed | 1h 25m | East Village

Held (FringeNYC)

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Held is a musical set in a fantasy world. Korin, a dreamer. Mera, a warrior. Bardo, a baker. Piano, cello, and bass set a romantic score while the three struggle to escape a place where time stands still. More…

Categories: Musical/Opera, Drama, Local. Written by Kelly Maxwell, Music by Meghan Rose. Directed by S.C. Lucier.

1h 25m | Already closed | DROM (East Village)

Member Reviews (12)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing

62
Half of a good show

See it if You want to see characters developed through song in a magical world

Don't see it if You need to see developed characters in more than just a perfunctory ending after their world was created

65
Indulgent, Pretty songs, pretty voices, Disappointing

See it if you love Renaissance Fairs, beautiful fantasy-style costumes, presentational/stylized acting, and pretty voices

Don't see it if you are frustrated by elevated language without elevated substance, you prefer emotionally connected acting, you like a swift pace


August 22nd, 2016
"The non-linear style of 'Held' is a bold move that’s effectively pulled off...Though the intricacies of this friendship are captivating, certain moments drag for far too long…With no set, Feith's design and Rose’s tragically beautiful orchestrations invite the audience to imagine time and place....
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August 23rd, 2016
"A layered play which explores the dynamic of longtime friendships that don’t know how to evolve...It presses all of our emotional buttons. The music transports you to this other land on a score of beautiful harmonies and sad refrains…All three singer/actors are triple-threat performers with gorg...
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August 23rd, 2016
"A lovely fairy tale filled with sophisticated, beautifully layered songs…It’s easy to see what’s coming from the hints dropped like breadcrumbs along the way, but that doesn’t hinder the enjoyment of the story or change the fact that the music and performances are all excellent...Even if the plo...
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August 30th, 2016
"'Held' was a mix of 'The Giver' meets 'Game of Thrones' meets 'No Exit'...'Held' was musically beautiful, but left the audience wanting more…more plot development, more character development and more of a punch on those important lines/moments. It should certainly be done again, maybe added to a...
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