Shadows: A Dance Musical
East Village
75

Shadows: A Dance Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(81 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
20%
Negative
4%
Members say
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic

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.

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

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. Read more

74
Thin, Sexy, Hokey, Entertaining, Harlequin romance

See it if you’d enjoy seeing a sexy central couple in bed for a couple of hours, with frequently intruding dancing spooks providing lots of atmosphere

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for cheap romance. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

December 4th, 2018

"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."
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December 8th, 2018

“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.”
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December 10th, 2018

“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."
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