It was kind of a disaster. I like the music sometimes but I'm not sure what the story was about....
SHARI BARRETTbroadway world los angelescertified reviewerJune 10, 2013
I was at the preview performance on June 9 and agree that the sound problems caused the band, as good as they were, to overpower the singers. And I really wanted to know what they were singing. Having been a fan of the movie my whole life. I really wanted to LOVE this show, but walked away just liking it. The lead actor, Steve Altman, is wonderful and the ensemble numbers were fun to watch even if you could not understand all the words.
But why in the world did they leave the part of about what 5 books did he take back to the future with him? That certainly would have made for a much more interesting ending.
And I know this is a rock musical so is that the reason for the tie-dyed shits? Cannot figure that one out. A new generati...
Really enjoyed The Time Machine Musical, had me humming the songs as I left the theatre! Thought it was an extremely SMART musical for a change! For my full review check out:
Altman has created a beautiful piece of theater and has adapted it for the Fringe with the help of director Joshua Fardon, effectively turning a two-hour musical into a one-hour revue. In addition, Altman is quite effective as William Parke, the eccentric inventor of the time machine.
The assembled cast is quite remarkable, creating a true ensemble. However, several of them did stand out in their performance. Besides Altman, I was most impressed with two of the Eloi, Tara Price and Tara Raucci, as well as Argonauts/Morlocks James Hanna and Jonathan Grey.
Although this is a workshop, which is getting better with every run, I have no trouble believing that it will make an incredible musical when all the parts get added back in....
The Time Machine Musical is a one-hour condensed version of a longer two act musical adapted for the Fringe by Steve Altman and Joshua Fardon based on the H.G. Wells sci-fi story. Fardon directs what is in essence a memorized staged reading style production with cast members seated in chairs at the back of the stage when not in scenes. Altman is responsible for the book, music & lyrics and also stars as the production’s leading man, William Parke, aka the time traveler. Parke invents a time machine and travels to the future where he finds that humans have evolved into two groups; the Eloi, who spend their days in a hallucinogen haze, and the evil Morlocks who rule over them.
To serve the time frame (no pun intended) of the Fringe schedule...