The script, by Jeff Favre, is cliché ridden. The music, by Missy Gibson and Mike Flanagan, is uneven.
When Kim, played by Matisha Baldwin, sings lead, the music soars. Otherwise, the music snores.
The ballads are maudlin, and the up-tempo numbers don’t swing. The show is well cast, though, so if you can get through Act One, you’ll enjoy Act Two.
Art/Works Theatre is located at 6569 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. For more information, call (323) 960-4418 or visit thenextbigthingmusical.com.