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New York | Ends Dec 15

Shadows: A Dance Musical

From 3 critic and 58 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great staging, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining

About the show

This new dance musical explores an eerie and erotic story, and asks "how far will you go to keep the one you love?" Directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Joey McKneely. More…

When a married woman starts an affair in her NYC pied-a-terre, she discovers it is haunted by spirits. Trapped by their own violent past, the spirits try to stop this affair from escalating. Past informs the present as the cycle repeats itself to a dramatic conclusion. 

On Stage Blog

“One of the most impressive and sophisticated musicals to premiere in the NYC indie theatre scene...The show is a cross between musical theatre and straight-up ballet...and it generally excels in both areas...The real highlights...are the technical production elements...The only downside is that the plot is somewhat cliché, and it’s hard to feel much sympathy for either of the lead characters by the end of the show...Nonetheless...A stunning visual spectacle.” Full Review

On Stage Blog

“Something very different and very engaging...These stories intersected in a way that felt like a dance in itself and created an almost magical tone to the whole show... Being one of the few musicals that focuses on just two characters interacting in one space, featuring beautiful dance interludes that leave you breathless, and songs that I was humming on the way home, 'Shadows' is definitely worth taking a trip to the theater to see." Full Review


"The flier for 'Shadows,' subtitled 'A Dance Musical,' calls it 'a Gothic ghost love story,' adding, 'It's Twyla Tharp meets Stephen King.' If only. 'Shadows,' written by Randall Cook (book) and Edison Woods, Maxim Moston and Karen Biskho and choreographed and directed by Joey McKneely, does tell a love story and does have a good deal of dancing, but the eerie romance doesn't rise to the complex Gothic levels of King and the choreography is far less creative than Tharp's." Full Review

Striking, Tragic, Incredible dancing, Arresting, Ethereal

See it if you enjoy viewing ultra-talented performers sing, dance, and act.

Don't see it if you don't like ghosts, nor gothic dark material.

Charmed and mistified., Sexy, romantic, moody., Committed, sexy performers., A show that i was happy to fall into its spell and support.

See it if A wise, sexy love story dance musical with that eerie edge. Theatergoers, support an interesting hybrid like this. Lovely small theater.

Don't see it if if you have no romantic interests, don't like dance, don't want newer experiences.

Captivating, Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if you like singing & dancing in shows. There were also a couple/few surprise moments, which were cool.

Don't see it if you do not want to see people in underwear/lingerie nor want to see people kissing (only in a few scenes)

Also I thought a couple of the songs were sung too fast, felt like the word... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if WOW was I surprised. I had very low expectations coming into this and until an unacceptable last scene it was near perfect.

Don't see it if a last scene that currently justifies the selfishness of all the characters turns you off.

Also Unless you're a believer in the philosophy of Ayn Rand (in which case ... Read more Read less

Funny, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You want to have a good time laughing with this musical at the same time you see some basic classic ballet

Don't see it if You are going through a bad time in your marriage, since it might make you think a bit too much

Absorbing, Intense, Masterful, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You like classic ballet and a strong female voice. This was an interesting interweaving of the two and felt like a fresh story. Well done!!

Don't see it if The male lead singer had a pretty voice but his singing was from the throat, not diaphragm, and he paled compared to lead female. She shone

Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see some serious talent up close in a small but comfortable venue on the Lower East Side

Don't see it if you won't like a musical intertwined with ballet , about ghosts and an older married woman who has an affair with a younger married guy

Also Beautiful voice for lead actress, and beautiful dance throughout by th... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Masterful, Refreshing, Romantic, A true masterpiece!

See it if If you like, great musicals, amazing ballet dancing, music that just makes you fell like you are in the play! I just adored the show.

Don't see it if Except for not liking musicals there is no reason not to go to this show!

Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Very interesting and absorbing take on a modern ghost love story!

Don't see it if you do not believe in ghosts or in singing & dancing with ghosts!

Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy pure talent, excellent voices,beautiful dancers and a story line that holds your interest non stop

Don't see it if You have no sense of mystery or don't believe in magic or the occult

Ambitious, Edgy, Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by a talented ensemble. Great effects. This show could be a blockbuster with some polish and rework.

Don't see it if you are not open to unusual shows at small venues, regardless of how good they are.

Phenomenal choreography, luminous dancing, funny, original, weak songs

See it if You liked Beast in the Jungle, love ballet (ABT principal star 13 years), enjoy ghost stories blended with typical infidelity set in NYC.

Don't see it if You are a dance philistine, dislike the gothic genre, demand great songs from a musical.

Also If I were reviewing this (for Broadway World, which doesn't pay of cou... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Edgy, Exquisite, Charming, Great dancing

See it if you like mysteries evoked with beauty and grace. The use of the stage is particularly evocative.

Don't see it if you are distressed by plots based on marital infidelity.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You're up for an original musical/dance/romance/ghost story show that could still use a little polish with a talented cast for a small venue

Don't see it if The main linear plot is a little thin, and the show overall could be polished more. The show is not a finished product yet

Ambitious, Can see the thought process behind it, Needs a few more fleshing out moments

See it if You are interested in seeing new musicals that don't provide the typical musical dance "numbers."

Don't see it if You aren't willing to wait for the final dance to fully wrap up the ideas and story being told.

Also The final dance sequences make clearer the dance sequences in the firs... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You like good music, incorporated with classical dance and a cheating romantic cast of characters

Don't see it if You do not appreciate the afterlife returning

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great dancing, Needs editing, Clever staging

See it if You’re interested in seeing a really good story (though not exactly original), really clever staging, interesting lighting and sound.

Don't see it if You can’t overlook some really weak singing. They’re all pretty good and some of the songs are great but they (he) don’t project well.

Also I really liked this. It had a lot of flaws...if you want to see them b... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Bravely different

See it if you appreciate dance, enjoy a love story mixed with strange happenings presented in song, word and movement, like intrigue, great lighting.

Don't see it if you want sound perfection-the mic-less voices were often drowned by the music which at times seemed distorted; you can't put 2 & 2 together

Also The program shows that two songs were cut and the intermission elimina... Read more Read less

Romantic, Cliched, Great singing, Great staging, Playful

See it if You like intimate productions, you would enjoy a blend of ballet and musical theater, you don’t need anything particularly thought provoking

Don't see it if You are afraid of ghosts, you are a purist, you want an intermission, you want something current/topical

Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like ballet in a show and can put up with a storyline that is weak at points.

Don't see it if you're looking for a powerful story or extramarital affairs bother you

Also It was difficult to hear the voices over the music at times, especiall... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like amazing choreography and watching the moves of a master dancer. Like the idea of an original modern gothic ghost story.

Don't see it if You expect musicals to have songs that move the show along and have good lyrics.

Also Irina Dvorovenko is an amazing dancer and the stage lights up whenever... Read more Read less

Romantic, Dramatic, Great dancing, Nice music, Weak singing

See it if you can appreciate outstanding dancing by all, but especially ballet by Ms. Dvorovenko. Enjoyable nice music.

Don't see it if unless you have excellent hearing. Singing by Mr. Greene is particularity at times trounced by the music.

Creative, Sinister, haunting back-story, Has potential but needs to be sharper, Interesting hodge-podge, Ballet + dance + singing + drama

See it if you're interested in hybrid shows; you like to support indie theatre; you're intrigued by the supernatural; you enjoy "what if" stories

Don't see it if stories involving marital infidelity leading to murder would bother you; narratives that punish the adulterers & sinners are too grim

Also Trapped in a sexless yet seemingly "perfect" marriage in Connecticut, ... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Indulgent, Cliched, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if You really like ballet. Or you want to hear about other people's affairs.

Don't see it if The songs are a bit flavorless. If that's going to be a problem, don't bother.

Confusing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want an enjoyable evening of a mixture of great singing & lovely ballet

Don't see it if Ballet isn't your thing or if you are offended by extramarital affairs

Also We enjoyed the show, but it was a bit confusing. Show jumped from acti... Read more Read less

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