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My Mid 20's Crisis The Musical

musicals and operas · a girlie production · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by MAUREEN LENKER

June 18, 2017 stage raw

What I liked

I really enjoyed Trevin Stephenson’s performance — his song was the best number in the show, and his performance felt very raw and genuine.

What I didn't like

The cast tried valiantly but they didn’t have a lot to work with — the dancing and staging were not sharp, and the songs felt more like a first draft of a Will Ferrell improvisation than a well-thought out and workshopped show.

My overall impression

The concept of this musical sounded fun and I very much looked forward to it, but the execution and writing were just not strong in the end. Admittedly I was not feeling well and had to leave after about 40 mins, but in what I saw, the writing was very simplistic and overly generalized and stereotyped. With a subject like this, humor best arises from moments of specificity that feel universal rather than painting in broad strokes. It just didn’t land for that reason.

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