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.
“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
“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
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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