Five strangers meet in an airport standby line and must decide among themselves who deserves to get on the next flight. They soon realize that this is no ordinary airport and their meeting is by no means a coincidence. With a pop-rock score, this musical reminds us how interconnected we are!
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes with no intermission.
Event Type:  Full Production
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Romance
"Go see Standby! FABULOUS"; "Alfred Solis and Mark-Eugene Garcia’s concept, book and lyrics will catch you by surprise with their realism, rawness and unquestioning truth." -Times Square Chronicles
"If there is one choice that you have to make today, it should be to buy a one-way ticket to Standby at this year’s NYMF. This is a trip you’ll never regret." - NYTheatre.com
"STANDBY delivers a first-class experience." -Time Out New York
"Best of The Festival [Encore Series 2012]" -New York International Fringe Festival
"With its brilliant concept and flawless execution, Standby is one of the best new shows out this season." - LettersFromTheMezzanine.com
"Standby successfully takes on difficult subjects even as it hews to straightforward musical-theater conventions. A departure from the usual Fringe fare, this is one of the festival's best. Standby delivers a first-class experience." —Time Out New York (Critic's Pick)
"It is commendable to embrace subject matter that reaches beyond the typical themes of the traditional Broadway musical. Like the brilliant musical Next to Normal, Standby strives to embrace tragic human drama, and there are weighty messages about redemption and living through great heartache." —newyorktheatre.com
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