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An Enchanted April

From 86 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Slow, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic

About the show

A new musical based on the celebrated 1922 novel about four London women who spend a transformative month in an Italian villa. More…

From the show:

An Enchanted April begins in London...during a particularly dreary February in 1922. Four world-weary women, desperate to escape their memories of WWI and the repression of London, dare to rent a villa in Italy for a month. Miraculously, in just one short Enchanted April, the lives and hearts of these women are transformed by wisteria, sunshine, a small medieval castle...and each other.

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Member Reviews (86)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Slow, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic
74
Avg Score

71
Low budget, Dated, Strong singing, Too long, Slow

See it if you love all musicals. EA needs work, but has some charm. Well staged in tiny space. Pleasant music; impressive musicians. Clever book.

Don't see it if you want a polished piece; needs cuts! Uneven acting. Meh set. Dated story. Rushed ending. Weak lyrics in many songs. No hummable tunes.

76
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever

See it if A wonderful old fashioned musical. Acing is very good with wonderful songs.

Don't see it if A bit long. If you dont like old fashion musicals.

78
Great singing, Slow, Dated, Entertaining

See it if Nice talent, Not a weak link in the cast. Males match the female counterparts. Nice remake of the book and film Rating a compromise of two

Don't see it if Can be cut 30 minutes. Appealing for older generation Front row cramped

79
Great singing, Promising, Slow, Endearing, Delightful

See it if you'd like to see a charming, urbane, unfussy adaptation of the very British 1922 novel about suppressed yearnings & unlikely friendships.

Don't see it if you're looking for a flashy, modern musical with high production values and contemporary sensibilities.

Also The songs are evocative and well-crafted (which, although admirable ac... Read more Read less

55
Disappointing, Dull, Old-fashioned, Great singing, Banal

See it if You want to support a developing, new musical. You want an adaptation of a classic book & movie. You want a strong musical cast.

Don't see it if You want a varied score: all the same on 1 boring level. You want lyrics that advance the story & characters: you don't learn anything new.

56
Wearisome, Fluffy, Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you know and love this story - there are a couple good songs and some good acting voices with good use of projections on a small stage.

Don't see it if you want a musical that has variety of songs or voices that you can always hear whether spoken or sung. Piano/synthesizer insufficient.

86
Refreshing, Entertaining, Romantic, Lovely voices, Charming

See it if if you enjoy sweet musicals with lovely songs sung by people with excellent voices offering interesting underlying themes.

Don't see it if allusions to the aftermath of war will distress you. Or if you prefer your musicals fluffy.

84
Languid, Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Ladies who lunch on a languid holiday respite to a remote Tuscan villa embrace beauty, sun, and courage."I need to be loved when I'm needed"

Don't see it if Deliberately languid operetta as the best holidays are because "One naps in heaven."

Also "In my day husband's were taken seriously as the only obstacle to sin/... Read more Read less

70
Way to long 2hrs 40mins, To much singing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if Four Women going to Italy (trying to ran away) from their problems for a while.

Don't see it if A different time, touch of the past. Slow moving.

Also I know I would have like it more if the length of show was shorter. Le... Read more Read less

78
Romantic, Dated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like a story about married women's lives and interaction when they meet in an Italian palazzo. Good lyrics and good acting.

Don't see it if are annoyed by women who have no lives outside marriage. The set is very simple but the umbrellas made no sense in Italy.

Also The enunciation was excellent. I sat in the last row and heard every w... Read more Read less

76
Romantic, Dated, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like old fashioned musicals that unravel at a slow pace. This is based on the movie of the same name. The singing is a little weak.

Don't see it if You expect an uplifting musical with elaborate sets and choreography. This one is just pleasant.

Also The setting is after World War I, and centers around four lonely women... Read more Read less

72
Has its charms, Nice singing, Too long, Old-fashioned, Slow

See it if Like trad musicals. This one's got lots of songs, (too many, needs cuts) but they're nicely presented and good use is made of tiny stage.

Don't see it if It's on the dull side & just little too dated for today's sensibilities. Music starts to sound the same. Way too long, but the cast is fine.

79
Lovely music and singing. good story.

See it if You appreciate a good small musical. With good music!

Don't see it if If you don't like small musicals that are in development.

85
Excellent singing, Comfortable, Refreshing, Of its era, Enchanting

See it if desire old fashioned musical values of hearing unadorned human voices & telling a simple story. Fine voices & decent to elevated acting Go!

Don't see it if Cannot bear that not stamped with NEW, FRESH or NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE. Need the rock music sensibilities of 80s90s2000s musical stagework

80
Slow, Romantic, Dated, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you like an old fashioned musical. Great singing, charming but not overly exciting. A pleasant show.

Don't see it if you only like rock music or contemporary shows.

90
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like lovely feel good musicals. With a great cast and lovely songs

Don't see it if If you like big Broadway style musicals. This one is intimate and has a wonderful message

75
Bland, too long, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you loved the movie. The musical has some lovely songs & the singing is excellent. The musicalization does not add any layers to the story

Don't see it if you have fond memories of the movie.

76
Slow, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you have fond memories of the movie and enjoy stories set in bygone eras. It's a lovely story with some sweet moments.

Don't see it if you don't want to sit for 2-1/2 plus hours. Definitely could use some cuts as there is much that is repetitive.

80
Entertaining, Enjoyable, Find it just stays with me, Not the best or the worst

See it if You like musicals Can tolerate not top flight Appreciate working actors plying their craft. Liked the film. Dream of transportive experience

Don't see it if You can't enjoy a work in progress want only Bway style musicals Do not like musicals Want real dramatic tales Do not like Victorian modesty

82
Sweet, So-so singing, Good acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you want charming musical of 1920s UK women finding meaning of life/love via holiday in Italy. Score beautifully serves story & characters.

Don't see it if you want modern tale or style. This is old-fashioned & sweet: a small show w/ big heart. Acting is quite good; singing could be better.

Also Note: Longer than its posted 2-hrs; runs 2 hours, 40 minutes.

65
Enchanting, Slow, Indulgent, Fluffy, Banal

See it if You really love the "women going on holiday together and learning about life" genre.

Don't see it if You want to see something interesting or new.

98
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if you want a wonderfully done, original old fashioned musical

Don't see it if something that would have been a Broadway hit 50 years ago, but seems is unlike, anything other than revivals, being done today.

Also A wonderful, old fashioned musical that proves Patti Lupone's point in... Read more Read less

85
Nostalgic, Tradtional, Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if u like the book/movie/Bway show W/minor changes to characters,it's a straightforward adaptation of book w/ singing.Like traditional musicals

Don't see it if you dislike old-fashioned, traditional musicals & prefer pop or rock scores, prefer full orchestrations. Need big name leads.

Also I genuinely enjoyed this. An Enchanted April is a fairly well known bo... Read more Read less

40
Banal, Fluffy, Romantic, Slow, Old-fashioned

See it if You are in the mood for a throwback of sorts. Plays more like an operetta than a modern book-musical.

Don't see it if You are looking for a story that will stay with you after you leave the theatre.

Also "But then what things in life are ever what they seem to be?" -An Ench... Read more Read less

49
Low budget, Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you're a huge fan of the novel and can understand what's going on.

Don't see it if you like something more modern that moves faster.


November 4th, 2019
"The musical is by no means perfect, and hopefully the creators will continue to refine the material. Still, 'An Enchanted April' is a genial respite from New York's typically cold and damp November."
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