The Secret Theatre presents the first Off-Off Broadway production of this Tony-nominated meta-musical comedy.
'[title of show]' chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Festival [NYMF], and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial three week creative period, along with the subsequent events that lead up to the show's production.
See it if Musical about its own making, from inception to festival & ultimately Bway. Fun music and dancing, well performed by small cast.
Don't see it if Rise to the big time goes through the usual cliches, e.g. how much do we compromise artistic integrity. "Meta" device sometimes drags.
See it if you want to see a very different show--a show about how the show itself was made. Very meta, but very clever
Don't see it if you are looking for a more traditional musical
See it if you like wonderful singing and acting in a musical that is heart-felt, funny, clever and performed in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if you don't like fun, clever musicals with meaning.
See it if REALLY original Broadway theater that is different from the average Disney show. My favorite show EVER
Don't see it if You are the slightest bit homophobic or if you need a formula approach to Broadway shows