Ars Nova presents this world premiere sci-fi folk concert set 250 years in the future. More…
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See it if Outstanding folk rock concert. Oppressed outcasts in the future struggle to express their humanity. Small space with great acoustics.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy folk rock, or science fiction that is relevant to today's politics. Buy a reserved seat or bring a cushion.
See it if you like concerts of really exciting music performed really well.
Don't see it if you're looking for a real plot-driven show. There is some interesting world-building, but very little plot to really sink your teeth into.
See it if you enjoy quirky surprising new works with music and a very talented cast.
Don't see it if you need a clear story - this doesn't have it - but it takes you on a lovely journey if you're able to surrender yourself.
See it if you want to see a refreshing new musical with sci-fi premise. Great songwriting by Andrew Butler, powerhouse performance by Stacey Sargeant
Don't see it if you don't like folk and indie rock styles of music, prefer elaborate productions. Immensely entertaining but story is actually sad & tragic.
See it if you like feeling the bass through the floorboards. Guitar, banjo, accordion, sax, harmonica! Some cowbell! Focus is world-building, not plot
Don't see it if you’re too cool for the empire vs the resistance storyline; dislike concert-narrative hybrids with minimal sets & staging
See it if you like science fiction, thinking about the ramifications of technology and good music.
Don't see it if you prefer science fiction that is heavier on the science and not romantic.
See it if you like folk music, a sci-fi story with romantic and political elements, incredible musicians & wonderful voices
Don't see it if you need an elaborate stage (there really is none) or plot that is clearly described; you don't like folk music or fun
Also Only disappointment is that there was no CD to purchase.
See it if Thrilling and thoughtful music. Dynamic and moving performances. Original conceit-underground nightclub 300 years in the future.
Don't see it if Only six performers. Very small performing space. Not a show so much as rock/folk-opera. No sets, and very in your face proximity.
See it if you'd like a bright show set in a dark future. Cleverly staged in the tiny temporary Ars Nova space, great singing, just a really fun night
Don't see it if you only love the big, fully realized shows; this is a fun night of futuristic musical adventure, & I'm going again
See it if you like experimental shows where you have to work to fill in some of the plot. I enjoyed that aspect of it. Performers are great!
Don't see it if you're looking for something traditional.
See it if you enjoy being enveloped by a truly "complete" show, enjoy intimate connection, and rapturous screams, shouts, and forlorn toots.
Don't see it if you dislike immersive environments and non-traditional scores
See it if If you want something unique, new, and totally engaging; if a folk musical about robots sounds awesome; if you want to feel a bunch of stuff
Don't see it if If you need huge productions; if you need extensive choreography/direction; if strobe lights affect you
See it if ur a fan of blending genres. A sci-fi folk concert evokes Whedon's Firefly vibes. Surprisingly poignant and political. Great world-building
Don't see it if you want story to be plainly presented. You're looking for a traditional musical
See it if A great time bending musical. Emotionally resonant. Very well acted, sung, played. Perfect in our current political climate.
Don't see it if You don’t like intimate theater with depth.
See it if you want to see an uplifting, kinda-concert/kinda-play evening of theatre infused with revolution, sci-fi, wonderful songs, & love
Don't see it if you don't like blues- or folk-inspired music, or smiling, or joy. Or mentions of robots. Or humorous/thoughtful veiled political undertones
See it if you like to see new, original works that are immersive, innovative and entertaining.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional story structure or plot (it's folk sci-fi story, which kinda defies genre).
See it if you want to see the talent of small NYC shows and a clever all around production
Don't see it if you want a simple story that is plainly presented or you're just looking for a traditional NYC musical
See it if You want to experience innovative, beautiful new work that helps chart a new course for what musical theater can be.
Don't see it if You’re more concerned with ‘following what happened’ than ‘how did it make you feel’. This requires viewing outside a traditional lens.
See it if you like a well packaged performances, direction and design. The music was good, but not integrated in the libretto very well
Don't see it if you don't like music concert - music theater hybrids or you dislike shows that feature a political aspect.
See it if You enjoy a good sci-fi story and want the chance to shout with your fellow audience.
Don't see it if You're not into folk. I'm not and while there were moments of the music that did it for me, I still found myself disconnected often.