In George Street's new musical, Joe Margolis and his young son open an old box of letters that transport Joe back to Brooklyn and the summer of 1942. Directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun. More…
From the show:
In this spirited new musical, Joe Margolis and his young son open an old box of letters that transport Joe back to Brooklyn and the summer of 1942—when young Bar Mitzvah boy Joey and his best friend Craig are writing fan letters to their hero Charlie Banks, the star third baseman of the New York Giants. Amid the tumultuous events of World War II, they forge an unlikely friendship that might be the very thing Banks needs. Based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies) with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, this musical opens our inaugural season in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
See it if you want to see a top cast with real singing and acting chops
Don't see it if you can't stand that M.Night Shyamalan knows nothing of the Christianity he embraces, you will not tolerate Steve Kugler's pseudo judaism.
See it if You like a simple story told in a familiar way. The performances are very good.
Don't see it if You need a strong central conflict. The show is sentimental but harmless.
See it if you like throwbacks to a simpler time and want to see an adorable cast of up and comers
Don't see it if flashbacks bother you or you are looking for a particularly memorable score
See it if to experience a cute and touching 1940's themed coming-of-age tale with some great (albeit underutilized) singing and dancing talents
Don't see it if bothered by an emphasis on child actors, desire a memorable score, or need loads of big production numbers
See it if want to see the equivalent of a children's book w/ mediocre songs added. I feel sorry for the talented adult cast members given bad material
Don't see it if can't stomach smart-alecky child actors. 2 1/2 hours of a poorly cast, unintelligible kid who's in virtually the entire show is 2 too many
See it if You liked the book! This is a family friendly show, and is also good for even the non-theatre lover. Well cast, too.
Don't see it if You're looking for an extremely deep, thought-provoking show.
See it if You want to see great performances and a sweet production. A really great group of singers and dancers not often seen in a NJ theater
Don't see it if you don't like stories that can be a bit sweeter than you want and maybe a little more predictable than you want as well
See it if You enjoy musicals at all. You like shows set in the 1940's. You like to see father/son style bonding/mentoring.
Don't see it if You couldn't care less about the period or about musicals in general. You don't want to see shows about dealing with loss.
See it if musical nostalgia from 1940, touching on issues from a young boy’s perspective. Large talented cast / great first performance of season
Don't see it if You hate musicals, or nostalgia
See it if you like an intimate show you like kid performers who did a fabulous job
Don't see it if you have a short attention span. The play needs some editting
See it if One of the best shows I have seen. Great story line with a great cast. Loved every minute. Very entertaining. The new theatre is great.
Don't see it if Great for every age.
See it if Show was very well done. Singing was amazing. What beautiful, powerful voices!The young boy in the show was fantastic.
Don't see it if You're not accepting of different faiths and different people.
See it if Teal Wicks has a lovely voice and It was fun to see Christine Pedi as the aunt, because I listen to her all the time on Sirius XM 72.
Don't see it if If you don’t want to spend the entire second act trying to figure out where you heard the melody to “ Who Knows You Better Then I”...
See it if I saw it, I loved it! I think this show has relevance to an over 50 audience, men, people of all faiths, but especially Jews.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy comedy, poignant family relationships, baseball, nostalgia and an outstanding cast