Shack Up With the Eccentric Folks at Harry's Halfway House
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The last date listed for Harry's Halfway House was Sunday June 23, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Master of fantasy Neil Gaiman's novel of a young girl who discovers a sinister new world comes to the stage in a musical adaptation by multiple Obie-winning playwright David Greenspan, with a score by indie-rock band The Magnetic Fields' singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt. In this dark fantasy, a young girl named Coraline discovers a magic door that leads to a strange new world where toys sing and dance and adults give her all the attention she craves. But there's something not right about this place. For one thing, all the grown-ups have black buttons for eyes, and it only gets weirder from there. Translating Gaiman's singular imagination into music, Merritt wrote a score for three different types of piano, including a toy piano for Coraline's songs and, to capture the off-kilter fantasy world, a "prepared" baby grand with various foreign objects attached to the piano strings. The results will transport you to a bizarre wonderland. Learn More
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This was a very inventive and entertaining play. A group of misfits live in Harry's Halfway House, which isn't really a halfway house, but sort of a boarding house that operates under the radar of municipal regulations. Each resident has a secret and all have their own reasons for staying there. When a social worker starts snooping around, the residents must band together, or lose their home. Along the way, they all gain a better understanding of one another and learn to tolerate each other's foibles. There are plenty of laughs and the performances are comically energetic. Certainly worth the Goldstar ticket price!
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