Theatre Row presents this stylized, darkly humorous, musical melodrama inspired by Oscar Wilde's 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray." More…
It's 1947 and Julian Gray, a beautiful but sheltered young Plantation heir, decides to start a new life in Hollywood. He finds himself the object of all sorts of attention when the great director Hilton Wheeler casts him as the lead in a major motion picture. Julian falls in love with Stella, a makeup girl on the set of his first film. But all hell breaks loose when he inherits a mysterious Victorian vanity table, which turns out to be possessed by a powerful demon. Julian is offered the chance to maintain his good looks indefinitely, as long as he agrees to forsake love in favor of hedonistic pleasure.
See it if you are interested in anything Dorian Gray, liked The Picture of Dorian Gray, and do not mind a confusing story and over the top characters.
Don't see it if you prefer a well developed story and relistic characters.
See it if you know someone in the show. Otherwise, steer clear. Even Dorian Gray would be screaming, "D'AH F'UH???" if he'd sat through this mess.
Don't see it if it ever comes back. Poorly produced, terribly weak "singing", amateur "acting", silly staging. And these guys are NOT new to this business!
See it if you have no knowledge of the story/film, or if someone is paying you large sums to see it, and buying you dinner.
Don't see it if You have anything at all better to do. I must admit I left at the interval. It was intellectual/emotional self-flaggelation.
See it if if you need to see the most aptly titled piece of theatre you'll likely ever see.
Don't see it if Just don't. It's very rare to find a production or piece of theatre so thoroughly wrong that it has nothing to recommend it; not a moment or
See it if like musicals remincent of 'Phantom of the Opera'. I am not sure if this was supposed to be serious or a spoof of this genre.
Don't see it if don't like musicals and fantasy subjects.
See it if A twist on the story of Dorian Gray with some funny parts but too confusing
Don't see it if if you are seeking a well developed script and very good music.
See it if you missed the original "Moose Murders," you want to see a train wreck, and you can appreciate a very game Ilene Kristen doing her best.
Don't see it if you can't overlook the problems with the script and the musical arrangements and just have fun
See it if You want to see a actors trying their hardest to make the best of a mediocre script, and music that is less than memorable.
Don't see it if A script that has any actual meaning, which the show tries hard to have. Also, if you like your music to integrate cleanly into the scenes.
See it if There is no reason to see this show unless you are a spouse or parent of a cast or crew member.
Don't see it if You dislike being trapped for an hour before intermission at a hopeless attempt at a new musical ! I have rarely seen anything so amateurish
See it if You enjoy community theater with bad acting, weird casting (husband appeared 50 years younger than his wife), and cheap sets.
Don't see it if You hate bad recorded music, you'll be disgusted as much as me by the actress in Act I who said she had to barf & made a puking gesture.
See it if You are related to the cast. Repetitious and silly. Fortunately there was an intermission so escape possible- many left.
Don't see it if You like good music, a decent script or intelligent humor.
See it if you cannot live without another version of the Dorian Gray story, like campy/broad humor that may or may not be deliberately badly acted.
Don't see it if you are bored easily; don't like campy and/or bad writing & acting, forgettable songs, amateurish production values, waste of time.
See it if you want to support amazing, talented actors doing a show they're trying really hard to save (producers, to see it and hire them out of it!)
Don't see it if you dislike all-midi orchestra...you don't have the patience for slower-than-understandable ballads (that's all this show has)
See it if Great costumes, a lot of funny moments, and a high quality of talent on stage. Fun choreography and staging, amazing cast, beautiful voices
Don't see it if You don't want to hear bad opera music done midi style like it was from an 80's video game. Seriously.
See it if you'd like to see a extremely talented cast traversing a behind-the-scenes high-camp/Hollywood Babylon cautionary tale
Don't see it if you don't like having your fun interrupted by smug, maudlin, low-rent '90s synth music at a pace generously described as lethargic