CORALINE

Music and Lyrics By Stephin Merritt
Book By David Greenspan
Based on the Novel By Neil Gaiman
Directed By Leigh Silverman

MCC & True Love Productions
The Lucille Lortel Theater, NYC
Opening Night: June 1, 2009

Sets: Christine Jones
Costumes: Anita Yavich

Photos by Joan Marcus

“There is much wit in this sophisticated rendering of a child’s tinkering with music. But the show’s aural landscape never varies much, even as Coraline crosses between her two lives, and the music can sometimes feel more metronomic than hypnotic. Despite some magical lighting tricks (by Ben Stanton), you are always conscious of props and scenic devices as representing, instead of becoming, objects and places in the narrative.”

Ben Brantly, NY Times June 2, 2009

link to review