Manson's Girls

Critics

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 4

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

The story of the Manson Family murders, told from the perspective of the girls. With a driving, rock score and book/lyrics which explore the psyche of girls, this story is all-too-relevant today, being a parable and warning to any of us who follows the voice of authority without stopping to question. A brand new musical from New Musicals Inc.

Reviews

All the Family Members get their moment in the spotlight at the side of the stage, the highlight there being Big Patty's sexy/deadly plea to "Color Me Red," and the flapper-style ensemble number "Help Yourself" (complete with swinging machetes).

The Sharon Tate (Lauren Byrd) cameo when she sings a near-hymn to her unborn baby seems rather overplayed though: we all know what happened. Manson's Girls at least make it a more lyrical and exuberant journey to the dark side.

sweet - James Bartlett - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


The spot-on rock score by Ron Barnett drives this piece with some intense, memorable songs that the audience clearly loved. The cast was excellent and the energy was high, with some soaring voices and excellent harmonies. Tough material for a musical left me very entertained!

sweet - Dan Ruth


Don't expect an evening focused on the evil acts, this is about the people caught up in something or investing in something they don't realize is going to end badly. The songs themselves focus on the hope of the individual girls as they find their position within the community they are helping build.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


Director Guy and his young, energized cast capture the look, feel, heat and danger of that moment in history. Barnett and Glaser have done a good job of recapturing that period in their mostly guitar and bass-heavy mostly rock score and the four-piece on-stage band under Guy's direction really rocks it.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Manson's Girls is a chilling story made all too human through a fantastic production. Each of the women are clearly defined and instantly relatable; the actresses excel in their performances. Charles Manson's menacing presence, while not always on stage, is apparent in each of their doting eyes. The well-rounded and beautiful score is full of thought-provoking lyrics, even the cheeky song-and-dance number “Help Yourself.” The production is an absolutely fascinating and remarkable exploration into what it means to lose one's identity in someone else.

sweet - Lacey Pawlowicz - Haunting - ...read full review


All the Family Members get their moment in the spotlight at the side of the stage, the highlight there being Big Patty's sexy/deadly plea to "Color Me Red," and the flapper-style ensemble number "Help Yourself" (complete with swinging machetes).

The Sharon Tate (Lauren Byrd) cameo when she sings a near-hymn to her unborn baby seems rather overplayed though: we all know what happened. Manson's Girls at least make it a more lyrical and exuberant journey to the dark side.

sweet - James Bartlett - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Don't expect an evening focused on the evil acts, this is about the people caught up in something or investing in something they don't realize is going to end badly. The songs themselves focus on the hope of the individual girls as they find their position within the community they are helping build.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


Director Guy and his young, energized cast capture the look, feel, heat and danger of that moment in history. Barnett and Glaser have done a good job of recapturing that period in their mostly guitar and bass-heavy mostly rock score and the four-piece on-stage band under Guy's direction really rocks it.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Manson's Girls is a chilling story made all too human through a fantastic production. Each of the women are clearly defined and instantly relatable; the actresses excel in their performances. Charles Manson's menacing presence, while not always on stage, is apparent in each of their doting eyes. The well-rounded and beautiful score is full of thought-provoking lyrics, even the cheeky song-and-dance number “Help Yourself.” The production is an absolutely fascinating and remarkable exploration into what it means to lose one's identity in someone else.

sweet - Lacey Pawlowicz - Haunting - ...read full review


The spot-on rock score by Ron Barnett drives this piece with some intense, memorable songs that the audience clearly loved. The cast was excellent and the energy was high, with some soaring voices and excellent harmonies. Tough material for a musical left me very entertained!

sweet - Dan Ruth