There are only ten minutes of dialogue in the show, as a succession of Nutter's hilarious songs ring out, mixing dashes of Irving Berlin with a large dose of Tom Lehrer.
-- The Times, London UK
"Composer/lyricist Mark Nutter is someone to hear more from:
his clever lyrics are accompanied by strains of Gilbert and Sullivan, Tom Lehrer, Wagner, Herrmann and Romberg, but never sound derivative." StageAndCinema.com
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"The songs are pitch perfect and comedy lines, both musical and in dialogue, are delivered with perfect timing." EdFestMag.com
"The music is stunning... The songs are smart, catchy, and there are several memorable enough to give The Time Warp and Suddenly, Seymour a run for their money." ObscurityandBeyondBlogspot.co.uk
"The songs themselves are brilliant, memorable for being very funny, but also for being very good musically rather than just easy jokes awkwardly set to music." FreshAir.org.uk
"Composer Mark Nutter's original score is a pitch perfect mash-up of a classic horror soundtrack with Gilbert & Sullivan." Festmag.co.uk
"Not since 'Little Shop of Horrors' has a screamfest tuner so deftly balanced seriousness and camp...
Amid all the groany jokes, threadbare trappings, magic tricks and movie homages, Mark Nutter's score
may be overlooked, and it shouldn't. Synthesized with valiant gusto by musical whiz Peter Adams, it
alternates mock-heroic anthems worthy of Bernard Herrmann's trunk with cute ditties in a Gilbert &
Sullivan jugular vein, all teeming with tricky rhymes and wit." Variety
"Composer-lyricist Mark Nutter's witty, faux-operetta score, it's references ranging from Sondheim to
Gilbert & Sullivan to Bernard Herrmann, is cheekily effective." Los Angeles Times
"Mark Nutter's music and very witty lyrics (recalling songs by Tom Lehrer) careen from modern opera to
light opera, from melodramatic wailing to -- when the story gets really gruesome -- Gilbert &
Sullivan-style patter songs." LA Weekly
" ('Re-Animator: The Musical' is) sort of what a horror movie would look like if performed by a wildly
talented improv comedy troop -- all set to music. And the music is the key. Without the structure of
the music literally keeping things up to speed, the show would descend into over-the-top camp. As it is,
it dances brilliantly at the edge. Heck, there's a tango with zombies!" KCRW
"Forget 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' The real hot ticket isn't on Broadway, but Hollywood Boulevard
at the Steve Allen Theater... 'Re-Animator: The Musical' is the best show I've seen in a long time."
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"'Re-Animator: The Musical' is bloody hilarious... Mark Nutter's lyrics are outstanding, a brilliant mixture
of sophistication and dark humor that recalls 'Sweeney Todd."
"The funniest musical comedy I have seen in ages... Composer Mark Nutter brings a fine score and
comic, musical stylings that encompass the operatic to the burlesque. Finally, there is a new musical
that gives us some memorable songs; chief among them the delightful recurring themes, 'She's Dead,
Dan,' and 'We'll Give Life.'" Curvewire.com
"Mark Nutter's score is a semi-operatic, quasi-Herrmann marvel."
"... the striking musical score can best be described (and this is a good thing) as putrescent Sondheim."