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The Alcoholic Movie Musical!

Members say: Edgy, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious
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3 reviews
Members
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2 reviews
 

Bushwick Starr presents this stand-up comedy, musical autobiography of avant-garde performance artist Cynthia Hopkins, utilizing film and live music.

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From the mind of acclaimed performance artist Cynthia Hopkins comes 'The Alcoholic Movie Musical!,' an experiment in live musical filmmaking that draws equal inspiration from 'Trapped in the Closet' and 'Dancer in the Dark.' A comedy routine about alcoholism delivered by Ms. Hopkins rapidly evolves into an operatic description of her quest to create an outlandish musical film telling her life story, culminating in a live enactment of this impossible film. Enhanced by the design of innovative video artist Jeff Sugg, 'The Alcoholic Movie Musical!' manifests through the tensile strength of live performance.

 

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Reviews (5)

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80
Time Out New York

"Why does 'The Alcoholic Movie Musical!' feel so fresh? It may be how loose it is, how shambolic and naked—her collaborator (and husband) Jeff Sugg runs tech from an onstage board; the rehearsal calendar is on display...We’re still seduced by the sweetness of their interplay, jokes and dances that seem for each other alone.....Who knew? Something familiar is new again. How lovely." Full Review

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The New York Times

"Ms. Hopkins is marvelously good and sympathetic company; artfully plain, her sung and spoken meditations on the agony of creation come as a relief to those who have faced the same difficulties to see something through...I found myself wondering what 'The Alcoholic Movie Musical!' might do if it weren’t quite so charming...It’s fun to watch Ms. Hopkins talk about going off the rails. What would happen if, onstage, she did the same?" Full Review

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New York Theatre Review

"Performance artist Cynthia Hopkins treats you to a blissful night of blurred genres in 'The Alcoholic Movie Musical!' at The Bushwick Starr. A meta-musical on the struggles of making art and exiting a drinking problem, Hopkins’ failed attempts become comedic confessions when reenacted and embellished live...All projections (as clever as they are) pale in comparison to Hopkins and Sugg in real-time, both wholesome and hilarious in their disarming allure." Full Review

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85
Funny, Edgy, Great acting

See it if The Bushwick Starr proves why there are one of the most exciting theaters in New York-housing this Hilariously heartbreaking show.

Don't see it if You don't feel like taking the L train.

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Ambitious, Clever, Edgy

See it if you like a smart woman exploring her world. song, interiority and wonderful moments of improvisation. good use of video.

Don't see it if you're looking for a broadway musical