Shadows, A Dance Musical
Connelly Theater, New York
Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 8:00pm
Shadows is a dance musical by Randal David-Cook
Now, I know what you're thinking:
I mean, West Side Story! Hello!? Billy Elliot! A Chorus Line! The list
But Shadows is different, see:
One of the stories is told with traditional songs and prose… and the other is told almost
Watching Shadows is like watching a ballet, followed by a musical. Followed by another ballet, and then another musical. Followed by… well,
In the musical, Janine Divita shines as Claire, the MILF from Connecticut who succumbs to an affair with her potential real estate broker Alex, AKA Xander (John Arthur Greene), after she considers selling her grandmother’s apartment in the city, which the neighbors
In the dance, Irina Dvorovenko and Waldermar Quinones-Villanueva masterfully execute the story of Claire’s grandmother, a ballerina named Valentina (with perfect en pointe), whose own affair in the same apartment had tragic consequences
Nickemil Concepcion and Naomi Kakuk provide compelling performances as the betrayed spouses, and Kyreed Jordan and Omar Nieves should be branded “dance ninjas” for their contributions as the
Billed as “a gothic ghost love story,”
With a creative set and lighting by Sheryl Liu and Brian Nason,
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I liked: Amazing songs and an unusual story and at last a musical that’s new and unique and not taken from an existing film. Bravo
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