How I Became A Superhero

ensemble theatre · the broadwater second stage · Ages 8+ · United States of America

world premiere
Add Your Review


June 08, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

Projections were stellar, entertaining and creatively used to buy time during costume and set changes. the use of costumes to enhance the stage combat, the stage fighting was also some of the better of professional productions I’ve seen. John Patrick Daly is such a natural on stage. He really holds a charm to the show that makes you fall in love with him, he brings this shameless childlike playfulness out of you as an audience. I’d love to see a sequel of Otto’s hero journey. Supporting actors Jessica Carlson and Jack de Sanz did really that, support, and they did it so well. Their seamless transitions from various characters in the play were so believable and funny. It can be difficult pulling off such animated characters and both of these actors found a perfect balance of extreme and realistic.

What I didn't like

There was some sound fuzz throughout the show that took me out of the play at times, and some timing of projections with actors. Nothing that can’t be smoothed out during previews!

My overall impression

Despite the discouraging times we are currently living, How I Became a Superhero is a fun, uplifting play that helps bring out an inner child that’s been just begging to come out and play. And this show does exactly that, play. All whilst serving some deeply needed truths in pink tights and velvet purple shirts. And dancing.

Was this review helpful? yes · no