Cthulhu the Musical was filled with Wonderful energy and humor - emoted through Expressive puppetry action and catchy musical backing ! Lots of jokes and satirical riffing on the typical scenes and stock characters to be found in the Cthulhu mythos. For hardcore Cthulhu mythos fans like myself - we already know that the outcomes are usually bleak. Everyone either: a) Ends up suffering a Horribly Unspeakable End, b) Ends up in Shrieking Insanity, - or at best c) there are just a Few Traumatized Survivors.
The only question is - how do we get there ? The Puppeteers for Fears troupe led us there with many songs, a Fine combination of back ground projection and live action puppetry, and engaging music to suit each moment ! ...
uncertified reviewerJune 22, 2018
I really really wanted to like this show but just didn’t ...
certified reviewerJune 24, 2018
I'm sorry. I really, really am. But this was just bad. Not bad in a fun way, not enjoyable bad, just... bad. At least, the first half was. We walked out during intermission. The scenes went on too long. The songs went on too long. The jokes didn't work... there was halfhearted applause and occasional chuckles from the audience, but it was pretty quiet overall. I apologize, I know it was hard work, but this felt like a first draft that was being workshopped and needed another six months of previews and rewrites to make it better....