The Texas Chainsaw Musical Reviews

Chad Wise and Meagan Piccochi's gritty, low-budget musical parody of Tobe Hooper's brutal horror movie manages to be both a send up and a loving tribute. As staged by Wise in the claustrophobic confines of the National Pastime Theater, all of the blood-soaked killings elicit big laughs. But it's Piccochi's music--sometimes dark, sometimes romantic--that makes this New Millennium production more than just another cult-film spoof. The show's complex opening number sets the tone and develops the characters with admirable efficiency, telling us which of these foolish meat puppets we should care for and which ones deserve to die at the hands of the chainsaw-wielding psycho.

Jack Helbig (2008) "The Texas Chainsaw Musical". Chicago Reader