Official Blurb: “What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times. Time Out New York cheers, “After seeing this imaginative and dynamic musical, you may feel once is not enough!” This is the sweeping theatrical power of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga, Glee’s Alex Newell, American Idol’s Tamyra Gray, and Porgy and Bess’ Norm Lewis), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Official blurb: First love is a bittersweet symphony! Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical Experience pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl—and anyone who gets in their way—they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.
Featuring your favorite throwback hits by artists like Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears, NYC’s most intoxicating new musical is a full-on ’90s party. Yes, it’s the movie you love, set to the songs you know, performed live, with drinks…and missing out might just ruin your reputation. Happy hunting!
My take: The Cruel Intentions Musical is a really fun night out with friends. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s entertaining and how can you not enjoy all the 90s songs that are used. There were some song moments that are spectacular, look for the first Backstreet Boys cover, Kiss me and I’ll Make Love to you. The cast is really good, it was actually a surprise how good they were. I was not expecting that high calibre of singing. Grab some friends, order a drink or two (you can it’s table seating cabaret style, and you are actually expected to have a couple with your ticket) and have some nostalgic fun
Official Blurb: A concert performance of the new musical based on the bestselling book by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer. Is it possible to live the story you want, even if it’s not the story you’re in? Seventeen-year-old Delilah McPhee’s life is turned upside down. When the handsome hero of her favorite book literally starts speaking to her, she thinks she’s found the perfect escape. This empowering new musical will delight everyone who has ever wondered if they have the power to change their own story.
My Take: This was very enjoyable. The music is super contemporary and has great potential. Both Ariel Jacobs and victoria Clark were amazing, and I left wanting to know more about this musical and project!