Shubop-Dubay-Had: The No Matter Watt PreQuel

Cabaret & Variety · gordon stephen matheson jr · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
Add Your Review

certified reviewers


all reviewers


all press

MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 20, 2022
Gordon Matheson‘s second musical far exceeds his first in every way. The story structure, characters, casting, the production, the choreography and singing, all of it really works, and the direction by Soda flows incredibly well. Gordon always comes from a place of caring and love and this musical encompasses those themes quite well. ... full review
NICHOLAS BUDA certified reviewer June 11, 2022
A wonderful message with a talented cast with beautiful music. I really like the truthfulness of this show. We all have our "secrets" and those secrets can make or break us: usually break us. I appreciate this story because it reminds me that I am not the center of the universe and that I should work harder to show kindness and love to others and to myself. Very inspiring.... full review
DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 10, 2022
tagged as: inspiring
That Gordon Matheson is a wily cat. No sooner has he begun what at first feels like an off the cuff extemporaneous introduction to the show, then you realize that before you know it, there's music playing underneath him, and the show itself has already begun! An inspiring semi-autobiographical stream of consciousness look at the power and strength of the human spirit to rise above deep personal loss, disease, relapse, and mental illness and be of service to both ourselves and others.... full review
SHELLEY COOPER certified reviewer June 02, 2022
tagged as: musical
This show is exactly what I didn’t know I needed right now. The show is honest, genuine, and the music is really meaningful. ... full review
BONNIE HE certified reviewer July 03, 2022
SO CUTE AND HEARTFELT!... full review
LARRY DAVIDSON certified reviewer June 21, 2022
This was a beautiful and engaging show. Gordon uses music, dance and storytelling to deal with the topic of addiction and recovery. Yet, it is uplifting, with the postive messages of hope, self love and redemption. The performers were lively and the music positive and upbeat. Gordon show is a plea to spread more love and understanding, delivered in an entertaining way. Great show... full review
MICHAEL GORDON SHAPIRO encore judge certified reviewer June 18, 2022
I enjoyed it! I left confused, but the catchy songlets, positive energy, and indefatigable sincerity won me over. To the newcomer I say: don't worry if you haven't seen the original No Matter Watt. It won't hurt if you haven't, and it won't help if you have. Shubop feels like a topical revue, perhaps in the spirit of Hair. It's structured like an AA meeting, full of direct-to-audience confessions, fragments of personal journeys, chanted mantras, random hugs, and gobs of mutual support. Don't look for a coherent story, but there's definitely something appealing about this rough-hewn piece.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2022
Unique and engaging!! Just a really fun time, so thoughtfully done! ... full review
JIM MATHESON certified reviewer June 17, 2022
This was a very deep and meaningful message. Judging from the audience's clapping and laughter I would say the show was a success.... full review
SIGUTE MILLER certified reviewer June 12, 2022
This show was so touching and joyful! Seeing the young actors sing, dance and act out their journeys in such an unusual and interesting way warmed my heart. ... full review