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Perez Reviews: Blue Wizard / Black Wizard

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We should not have liked Dave Malloy's new musical, Blue Wizard/Black Wizard, but despite it not being our usual cup of tea, we couldn't help but be enamored by its charm, weirdness and awesomeness.

The man behind the brilliant music from Nastasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812, Dave Malloy's new show is the closest thing we've ever seen to a stoner musical!

LOTS of weed-smoking must have been consumed while conceiving and creating this show! And that's not a bad thing! We felt high just being there!

Wizards! Existential crisis! Donuts! Wonton food and wonton thoughts! So much to love about this show, which played it's final performance Sunday night at the Incubator Arts project, way off-Broadway and downtown and IN A CHURCH!

There was so much about this all that was surreal - blissfully surreal!

Malloy appeared in the show himself and now having seen two VERY DIFFERENT shows of his, we are instantly hooked on him and can't wait to see what he does next!

He is going to be a needed anti-hero of contemporary American musical theater!

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7 comments to “Perez Reviews: Blue Wizard / Black Wizard

  1. nationalenquirer says – reply to this


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    "and one day , at band camp"….good god these reviews are AWFUL ! lmao



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    Perez Perez,
    Are you joking. Yes, the music from Nastasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 was brilliant.
    But this wasn't even experimental theater. From the sad costumes that desperately needed a needle and thread to the board extra cast members to the lead actress that could not hold her own singing next to anyone of the other cast members to the never ending ending that went on and on and on. To the unexplainable jeopardy like game between two Wizards. Wizards of which you still have no understanding of or about. The plot of all over the place. The breaking of the 3rd wall was repetitive and made completely no sense.
    Besides Dave Lowe's music there not reason for anyone to run/ walk to see about this production.
    The exit door was like a twilight zone it kept getting further and further away as I could not wait to escape this horrible show. I want my 90 mins back.



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    Re: dsinla – Misspelled Dave Malloy's name



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    Re: dsinla – I completely agree with Perez and 100% disagree wtih dsinla. I love when people miss the point of things. As Jack said, "it makes me feel good about me." This show was brilliant. And, actually, I quite liked the "lead actress"'s voice. Perfect for the part. And she had some killer dance moves too. The script was ingenius and Dave's music delivers as always.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: nationalenquirer – …and yet…



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    Re: dsinla – You totally missed the point. 3rd wall was never broken.



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    Wanton thoughts, not wonton. Also, it's still playing. Saw it last night!