The world premiere of Adam Wachter's musical is the newest bold project from Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company. While Watchter's script (he wrote book, music, and lyrics) is inventive and holds the viewer's attention, the music has an annoying sameness to most of the songs. The exception is "Man in the Middle," which, though cheesy, is a sure-fire audience pleaser. Some of the sung-through portions are numbingly tedious. Tom Zohar, as Ichabod, the gay young schoolteacher with a drug and alcohol addicted past, gives an intriguing performance as he leaves Manhattan for a new life in a small town and finds more adventure than he could have imagined. As another teacher, trapped in a crumbling marriage, Bryan Banville as Brom etches a fine portrayal of a conflicted soul.Worth a try.
— Review by Larry Steckling
Ongoing until Sunday, December 17, 2017
|Saturdays, 3pm & 8pm|