The York Theatre Company presents a joyful musical celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor's son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. More…
Weill's greatest theater songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning 20 eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the US. Part of the York's 'Musicals in Mufti' series spotlighting classic, underappreciated musicals. 'Mufti' means 'in everyday clothes, without all the trappings of a large production.' Each show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging.
See it if You have an interest in early Broadway music. You're familiar with Kurt Weill. You like concert style productions.
Don't see it if You want a musical with a story:this is more of a revue. You want an upbeat musical. You prefer a classic Broadway sound.
See it if Another win by Jim Morgan in his Musical in Mufti series. Brian Charles Rooney is great as the narrator and also sings such great songs...
Don't see it if you don't like musicals.
See it if you like Weill's music. See it if you know little about his compositions. See it if you enjoy great piano playing and terrific lyrics.
Don't see it if you want a full blown musical with props, scenery, and costumes.
See it if You want to fill in your musical history gaps listening to great singing and piano. Songs are still relevant! ( Atlanta Massacre)
Don't see it if you want to see a big musical with costumes, orchestra and songs in major keys.
See it if You are a musical theatre lover. This revue is extremely well put together and features an extremely talented ensemble. A total joy!
Don't see it if You only enjoy big Broadway musicals. This show has no props, staging or costumes.
See it if you're a fan of Weill, or you know a few tunes (Mack the Knife, Speak Low) and want to know more. These are tunes for these times.
Don't see it if you want peppy tunes with sunny lyrics. Weill wrote a few of those, but these are rather dark. This isn't Bobby Darin's 'Mack the Knife'!
See it if You enjoy the music of Kurt Weill and want to hear an incredibly talented cast bring his work to life.
Don't see it if You're not interested in the music of Kurt Weill or you want a classic musical.