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Shadows: A Dance Musical

From 81 member  reviews
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. 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. 

Member Reviews (81)


Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic

Interdisciplinary, So-bad-it's-good, Nonsensical, Eerie, No live accompaniment

See it if You are are looking for a play with music and dance that is at moments successful in achieving a level of spookiness.

Don't see it if You are looking for a well-constructed ghost story or romantic drama. The music sung on stage is tedious and it never adds up.

Also "Shadows was born between a collaboration of playwright and choreograp... Read more Read less

Nice dancing, Mediocre acting/singing, Soap opera-esque, Superficial, Interesting idea wasted

See it if you want to support the cast or the production crew; willing to give this overwrought mishmash with unsympathetic protagonists a chance

Don't see it if a buff guy in his Calvins, hipster haircut & bad tats crooning & spooning with a high-heeled, spoiled lady-who-lunches would bother you

Also An interesting back story of a gothy haunting was wasted on 2 rather r... Read more Read less

Slow, Banal, Unoriginal

See it if you like looking at beautiful bodies.

Don't see it if you want to see something original and engaging.

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...
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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 ...
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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 interlude...
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