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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
Avg Score

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Superb dancing, Must see

See it if you'd like a fresh take on "the musical" delivered by dedicated professional, first-rate dancers and actors who don't drop a stitch.

Don't see it if you're not crazy about a story based on ghosts (think Henry James).

Also The dancing alone is worth the price of admission.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Edgy

See it if You like concise modern stories with twists, turns and a gothic edge, beautiful dancing, two sexy leads, and thinking about it days after

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with surprises and being spooked from time to time.

Also I saw this show at the end of its first week, and some changes had bee... Read more Read less

Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if I was literally blown away from this unique and beautiful story. Everything was exceptional for a show case.

Don't see it if I don’t find a reason not to see it

Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Enchanting

See it if This show is so refreshing and brilliant a new idea in the musical theater. I was blown away.

Don't see it if You are not open minded

Clever, Must see, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if It gives a new meaning to the musical theater. With a powerhouse cast and a story that leaves you breathless.

Don't see it if You are not interested to open your mind in something different in the musical theater.

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if Shadows brings a new meaning in the theater musical. Combining the acting, the singing and the ballet in a mesmerizing way A MUST SEE!!!!!!!

Don't see it if Definitely SEE IT

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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