fantastically entertaining and totally fascinating. Elias has orchestrated a larger than life production, bursting at the seams with inventive touches, great pacing, and a sharp eye for details."

"Iron Crow Artistic Director Sean Elias directs. He’s spun a web of debauchery that is fantastically entertaining and totally fascinating. Elias has orchestrated a larger than life production, bursting at the seams with inventive touches, great pacing, and a sharp eye for details. He’s assembled a team as skillful as his vision."

"Iron Crow is such an important part of the Baltimore Theatre scene. Sean Elias’ vision for this production of The Wild Party makes it crystal clear why we need him, and Iron Crow, around for a long, long, long time."


Timoth David Copney for MD Theatre Guide
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“Go big or go home,” they say, AND Iron Crow has done that with this impressive and uncompromising season opening production of The Wild Party."

“'Go big or go home,' they say. And Iron Crow has done that with this impressive and uncompromising season opening production of The Wild Party."

"I would actually go so far as to say that this is an almost macabre interpretation, one that pushes the envelope on depravity.  But I think this is precisely Elias’ intention and, on that point, he succeeds. Actors writhe and contort on each other and every set piece, almost everyone disrobes down to their undergarments, cocaine is snorted off of every surface, including a toilet seat, and the company grope themselves (and each other) in every combination before the two hour running time has concluded."

"It certainly evokes a decadent world teetering on the brink and people who live on its fringes with nothing to lose."

David Gerson for DC Metro Theatre Arts
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"It’s is the show to see in Baltimore right now and the Crows are the ones to beat. You’d be a fucking fool to miss it."

"What can I say? It’s is the show to see in Baltimore right now and the Crows are the ones to beat. You’d be a fucking fool to miss it."

"Well, damn!  Welcome back, Iron Crow!  After a year-long hiatus, the company kicks off its 2016-2017 season with a big fucking orgy of a bang.  Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party is epic, glorious, and sexy as shit."

"Director Sean Elias and musical director Ben Shaver have transformed this piece into a mass of creativity with a truly modern vibe – they show and don’t tell the Crow’s mandate of “what it means to live beyond the binary."

Pandora Locks for The Bad Oracle
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"Iron Crow’s 16/17 Season is off to a good start with this well-directed and well-performed production.  It should give all involved something to crow about." 

"Iron Crow’s 2016-17 Season is off to a good start with this well-directed and well-performed production.  It should give all involved something to crow about." 

"Iron Crow, Baltimore’s only queer theatre, prides itself on being edgy and mysterious, dark and unconventional with a strong infusion of queerness.  Kicking off its 2016-17 Season, The Wild Party encompasses these characteristics for sure, and with the level of talent displayed...it is one of their more entertaining productions."

"Mr. Elias keeps the action hopping (it is a wild party!) and effectively ensures that the actors not featured in a particular scene are still engaging in some form of activity in the background though not distracting.  This adds to the quality of the production."

Steve Charing for OUTspoken
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"Deceptively delicious and deviously delightful there is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to Iron Crow Theatre's first musical theatre production in over half a decade."

"Iron Crow Theatre is kicking off their historic 2016/2017 season, entitled “Dark Play”, with a raucous bang, setting the bar high with expectations. Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, directed by Sean Elias with Musical Direction by Ben Shaver, lives up to those standards and is a scandalously swinging evening of titillating entertainment which plunges the depths of the seasonal through-line of dark play right from the word go. Deceptively delicious and deviously delightful there is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to ICT’s first musical theatre production in over half a decade."

"Visually the production is stunning."

"Musical Director Ben Shaver and Director Sean Elias work in tandem to achieve, what is ultimately a wildly successful production. The vision is there, the talent is well-placed, and ultimately the intimate telling of the story seeps into the audience and chills the bones resplendently."

"...tour du force production that is set to stun audiences everywhere." 

Amanda Gunther for TheatreBloom
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Director Sean Elias shifts the show’s perspective to what he calls [a] “sense of queerness,” and the result removes the period piece limitations, giving the production a tingling freedom and [sense of] daring."

"Iron Crow, Baltimore’s professional GLBTQ theater ensemble, has taken on the ambitious task of staging The Wild Party¸ live orchestra, large cast, challenging material and all. Director Sean Elias shifts the show’s perspective to what he calls [a] “sense of queerness,” and the result removes the period piece limitations, giving the production a tingling freedom and [sense of] daring."

"Iron Crow’s The Wild Party comes on strong, and even a few glitches (let’s get those sound problems resolved) cannot detract from its uninhibited allure."

Jane Blanchard for DC Theatre Scene
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"The atmospheric, determinedly racy approach underlines the wild in 'Wild Party'."

"The show makes a fitting season-opener for Iron Crow Theatre, self-described as "Baltimore's only queer theater," which has re-emerged after a year's hiatus spent rebuilding and retooling."

"The atmospheric, determinedly racy approach underlines the wild in 'Wild Party'."

"The concept for Iron Crow's production, directed by company artistic director and CEO Sean Elias and presented at Theatre Project, pretty much dispenses with anything that smacks of the flapper era. It aims instead for "a dreamlike state, somewhere between sexual fantasy and nightmare."

Tim Smith for The Baltimore Sun
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