A Taste of Things to Come
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A Taste of Things to Come
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A Taste of Things to Come NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(118 Ratings)
Positive
85%
Mixed
13%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

The York Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of this musical that starts off in 1957 Illinois as four female friends enter a Betty Crocker cooking contest with life-altering results.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (118)

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129 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever

See it if LIKE MUSICALS

Don't see it if DONT LIKE MUSICALS

266 Reviews | 27 Followers
98
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You enjoy superb talent, good music, and a look at what life was in the 50s for women and what it could become.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows that have a women only cast and band. You don't like shows that deal with woman's issues even if funny.

285 Reviews | 124 Followers
95
Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You like musicals, or a interested in the evolution of women's rolls in the 50's and 60's. This show was fabulous!!

Don't see it if You don't like all woman shows or musicals.

70 Reviews | 16 Followers
95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if it's a charming, catchy, and thoroughly entertaining musical

Don't see it if you prefer grittier shows

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
93
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy a good time based on great singing and sharply observed details. All the performers including the band are marvelous.

Don't see it if hearing words coming too quickly is difficult. Some of the lyrics are sung at rapid speeds . You will still understand the subjects.

287 Reviews | 77 Followers
91
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if One of my favorite off-Broadway shows in a while. Stage and choreography is better than Hamilton. Fun Show. Recommend. Ready for Broadway!

Don't see it if not looking for a good fun show. Read more

60 Reviews | 8 Followers
90
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if You like a good show tune. The songs in this show were very well done - both in the writing and the execution.

Don't see it if You like a strong story line. There was a definite meaning to the show but the story could have been stronger.

144 Reviews | 110 Followers
90
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny

See it if If I love Lucy and designing woman had a cooking show. This would be the love child . Lovley all around. this 57 baby was in TVDinner Bliss!

Don't see it if If musicals set in the 1950-1960s and woman issues are not important to you Read more

Critic Reviews (15)

The New York Times
November 18th, 2016

"The show enters that familiar theatrical territory of change among friends over time, and you can just sit back and wait for the inevitable revelations and confessionals. None are especially profound, and nostalgia trips to the 1950s and ’60s have been so numerous in recent years that a lot of what’s here seems tired and perfunctory. But the energetic performances, directed and choreographed by Lorin Latarro, are something to savor, and so are the harmonies."
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Theatermania
November 17th, 2016

"An empowering tale receiving its premiere at the perfect time in our nation's history...Though the script is thin, the secrets not so surprising, and the central conflict too easily resolved, the writers have supplemented their dialogue with a flavorsome score of tunes that expertly shift in style with the times...Under the direction of veteran Broadway choreographer Lorin Latarro, the four-member cast perform their roles with zest."
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BroadwayWorld
November 25th, 2016

"York's fun and frothy new entry features a dynamite cast and enough tuneful cleverness for a brightly entertaining evening...The thin plot has the quartet whipping up recipes in hopes to grab the $50,000 grand prize in a cooking contest, but it's just an excuse to explore the dynamics of their friendships...May not be the most sophisticated entertainment in town, but with its modest production requirements and lively spirit, it should wind up becoming a popular choice for regional theatre."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 29th, 2016

"This gals'-night-out entertainment woos its target audience with easy, familiar gags about eras past and peppy musical numbers -- never mind that it's all been said before, with far more wit and invention…The songs tend to sheathe rudimentary lyrics in uptempo melodies that go down easy…The ladies themselves are all winners, giving everything they have to material that doesn't always return the favor…There's no getting around the fact that the taste it offers is remarkably bland."
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Talkin' Broadway
November 17th, 2016

"A show that contains a lot less nourishment than it does empty calories…Although there's technically a through line, it's not much more than a flimsy excuse for dispensing watery period-styled songs…It's all peppy, but rather unavoidably pointless…The most successful songs are the two that are more about introspection than pastiche…There's heart in these numbers that's attractive, even moving...The rest of this well-intentioned musical, though, is overbaked."
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CurtainUp
November 23rd, 2016

"The plot is predictable as pumpkin pie at a Thanksgiving meal…The show's strength comes from the performers, all of whom have impressive voices and acting know-how…The show is at its best when it sings and dances, since Barsha and Levin have created types rather than fully fleshed-out characters. That said, as helmed and choreographed by Lorin Latarro and performed by the sparkling talent, it offers an enjoyable holiday diversion."
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TheaterScene.net
November 25th, 2016

"Documenting the influential and crucial decade between the '50's and '60's, Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin's new musical 'A Taste of Things to Come' is a very pointed yet enjoyable exploration of these transformative years for the housewife, told through the eyes of four women who have a common interest in cooking."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 26th, 2016

"'A Taste of Things to Come' is a wonderful new musical that has a lot to say about how the times influence our lives, and how slowly progress comes about...The original score by Barsha and Levin is quite exceptional and reflects the tone and popular songs of both decades. The show is thoroughly enjoyable and the cast couldn’t be any more perfect as these four talented performers all shine, and their brilliant performances help us to understand their individual journeys."
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