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Review: Soon I Will Be Invincible/Lifeline Theatre | Newcity Stage
On paper, superheroes and stage musicals would seem like a natural fit. Both stories feature larger-than-life characters, bright shiny action and, more often than not, a syrupy core of sincerity. However the two most high profile superhero musicals to date, "It's A Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman" and Julie Taymor's "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" were both kludgy, ill-begotten flops. Unfortunately, Lifeline Theatre's "Soon I Will Be Invincible" falls into this same category. Adapted by Christopher M. Walsh from Austin Grossman's 2007 novel of the same name, with music by Christopher Kriz, "Soon I Will Be Invincible" follows twin narrators Fatale (Christina Hall) and Dr. Impossible (Phil Timberlake). Fatale, an amnesiac cyborg, is the newest member of the New Champions, a team of earth's mightiest heroes. Dr. Impossible, meanwhile, is their greatest foe. When Superman analogue CoreFire (Jason Kellerman) vanishes, Dr. Impossible breaks out of prison and launches a new plan for world