Word is spreading about a quirky musical called: Ride The Cyclone" from 5th Avenue Theater and ACT. On the surface the plot sounds disturbing: it's about six kids who take a rollercoaster ride, and then die.
Yeah, like we said- disturbing.
But as soon as the curtain rises, it's clear that this is a comedy (though admittedly dark), that takes them on a surprisingly fun and emotional journey.
"[The kids] end up in purgatory and they are given the chance to sing to come back to life," said Tiffany Tatreau, who plays Ocean O'Connell Rosenburg in the production. "Only one of them can come back, It sounds bad, but it's really fun."
"Ride The Cyclone" has its cast - and the audience - rockin' out from start to finish.
Lillian Castillo, who plays Constance Blackwood, even goes so far as to call it the "anti-musical".
"We treat every song like a big 11 o'clock number, which would usually feel exhausting, but every single one is big and they go with us," she said. "The audience comes with us and every single song is an ear-worm. Everybody leaves here going 'That was so awesome!' Their hearts are full and their faces hurt from smiling."
So strap in and join the hype because this show is to die for.