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Wicked Clone Opens at Davenport

Musical tale of twin sisters born in Transylvania based on the novel, Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil.

March 8, 2018:  The musical, Wicked Clone, created and performed by the Indiggo Twins, tells the story of identical twin sisters born in 1483 Transylvania, played by real life Romanian born twin sisters, Mihaela and Gabriela Modorcea, with an added twist. In the musical, based on Mihaela’s bestselling Barnes & Noble novel, Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil, a vampire is bitten by a human being in today’s New York City.

Gabriela and Mihaela Modorcea Photo: Barry Gordin

Musical tale of twin sisters born in Transylvania based on the novel, Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil.

March 8, 2018:  The musical, Wicked Clone, created and performed by the Indiggo Twins, tells the story of identical twin sisters born in 1483 Transylvania, played by real life Romanian born twin sisters, Mihaela and Gabriela Modorcea, with an added twist. In the musical, based on Mihaela’s bestselling Barnes & Noble novel, Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil, a vampire is bitten by a human being in today’s New York City.

The press release refers to “WICKED CLONE as a cinema musical, a new genre that projects the audience into an immersive blend of theater & film and an epic story of rebirth, featuring 19 of the twins’ original pop-gypsy compositions.” What we actually get is not cinema, but the two twins dancing and singing their “gypsy” inspired songs in front of a movie screen that projects images, often of the exact dances the women are performing on stage.

There are also projected images of characters, like God, Lucifer, the narrator and others, that the women interact with in an attempt to expand their story beyond just two performers. Unfortunately, this doesn’t really work and much of the evening feels hopelessly contrived. Their message, however, of allowing the evil within to motivate us to do good by fighting our fears and rise to our true self, is sweet, indeed. Still, there is a sameness to all the songs and the evening that despite all the hard work by the twin sisters fails to resonate.

 Book, lyrics, music and choreography by Indiggo Twins. Sound design, lighting design and projection are by Joe Coppola.

WICKED CLONE is now playing at The Davenport Theatre, 354 West 45th Street,Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with matinees Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets are available through www.Telecharge.com 212-239-6200. Photos:Lucian Maestro

Gabriela and Mihaela Modorcea
Gabriela and Mihaela Modorcea
Gabriela and Mihaela Modorcea