Coraline

  • Date:
    June 1, 2009

    "It�s an intricately articulated skeleton to which flesh only occasionally adheres."
    Ben Brantley
    New York Times

    "It's naggingly repetitive and, at 90 minutes, long outstays its welcome."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "That the show turns out so flat and timid is a crushing letdown."
    Elizabeth Vincentelli
    New York Post

    "Everything is overstylized, cutesy, in-your-face and vaguely effete, which, taken together, spells camp."
    John Simon
    Bloomberg

    "The cast is splendid, contributing sharply and colorfully etched performances."
    Adam R. Perlman
    Back Stage

    "doesn�t sustain its early promise. Alongside some murky storytelling, whimsy creeps in and becomes the tiresome monster that takes over the show."
    Robert Feldberg
    The Record

    "For all the musical's inventiveness, however, audience members might ultimately relate all too well to the title character's growing unease with her bizarre surroundings."
    Frank Scheck
    The Hollywood Reporter

    "Even when it borders on the precious, the show is mesmerizing and original."
    David Rooney
    Variety