Come Get Maggie Reviews
Los Angeles Times- Not Recommended
"...This is the first time that Rogue Machine, which has established its reputation through unconventionally gritty dramas, has produced a musical. The inexperience, I'm afraid, shows."
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
"...Never mind the low-barometer canned music, the predictably misogynistic thin-minty storyline, the dated, go-to tropes, or the underwhelmingly, slow-paced melodies. COME GET MAGGIE is a powerhouse of intellectually, politically, and emotionally, unchallenging, non-threatening, audience-pleasing insta-feel-good with a gleeful, if not logically sound ending for all. What could be better?"
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
"...This is a whimsical and entertaining production which suspends reality just enough to make the world sparkle again after a tough two years. So buckle up and get ready to take an exciting trip into the universe, both internal and external. But don't forget Dorothy of "The Wizard of Oz" fame; maybe the best place is home after all."
Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended
"...Rogue Machine Theatreís World Premiere 1950s sci-fi spoof Come Get Maggie has almost everything a new original musical ought to have. Itís funny, itís quirky, itís clever, and itís terrifically performed. What it lacks is an infectiously hummable score."
Stage Raw- Recommended
"...The two-act musical tells the tale of Maggie, a hyper-intelligent yet perpetually outcast young woman who becomes a groundbreaking physicist in her attempt to understand the universe and find a place where she belongs. In an attempt to conform to the sexist norms of the 1950s, she gives up her career for a life of housewifery, but she doesn't expect to receive a visit from beyond the stars... or to meet the charming leader of the mothership who sees the beauty of her brains. Sparks of all kinds begin to fly, including those of the H-Bomb, and Maggie must use her brilliant mind to untangle the mess of it all before it's too late."
Larchmont Buzz- Highly Recommended
"...Wonderful, witty songs, by book and lyric writer Diane Frolov and composer/co-lyricist Susan Justin are sung by an incredibly talented cast. The songs enhance the unique storyline, adding to its soulful yearning for freedom. The message of being one's authentic self comes through as clearly as the message on Maggie's balloon. Sometimes, when we want something really badly and put in as much effort as we can, we make our own luck."
"...This space romance musical has fabulous singers and the actors deliver comedy and kinetics that keeps the audience engaged and entertained. Even though this is the first musical produced by the team, this first try is a good start to expand their repertory offerings."
The Hollywood Times- Highly Recommended
"...Come Get Maggie, which debuted at the Matrix Theater on Saturday night and runs through late March, was not at all what I expected. Once I got into its groove, though, it turned out to be a delightful surprise. Just don't go in expecting believable human motivations or anything; surrender yourself to its general silliness, underlying warmth. and sheer talent."