A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin, "Call Me Madam" centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg.
The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as “It’s a Lovely Day Today” and “Something to Dance About,” along with Berlin’s famous counterpoint duet, “You’re Just in Love.”
See it if you'd enjoy a jaunty, passé, old-fashioned Irving Berlin musical, staged with reverence & style by NYCC.
Don't see it if ur avoiding political(ish) theater, even if it strays about as far from our present political drama as possible; u hope to see Cusack shine.
See it if you want to see some warm, wonderful performances, especially from Carmen Cusack and Lauren Worsham.
Don't see it if you've already seen any other show from this era. It follows the formula for the plot points of a love story but it doesn't have any stakes.
See it if you enjoy politically referenced stories albeit a bit dated. some solid supporting roles
Don't see it if well sculpted interesting shows that entertain and come to a point
See it if and ONLY if you are feeling nostalgic for something from the 1950 theater season. Otherwise, DON'T Bother!
Don't see it if you wanted something a little 1950 nostalgic but with a 2019 twist, because this old relic should have been put down a long time ago!!
See it if You’ve never seen it before and like lots of corn with your musicals.
Don't see it if You’ve ever seen it before; this show relies on a brassy lead; she had either exhausted her voice or didn’t have it to start with.
See it if you enjoy all Encores as a history piece and saying you've seen a production of a rarely done show.
Don't see it if You're expecting a stand out star performance. Cusak is lovely but hardly the bulldozer required for the role.
See it if you like stale political satire, historical musicals, or Irving Berlin. A fine revival of a very dated musical with a couple great numbers.
Don't see it if You don't feel the need for a predictable, slightly sexist comedy set in a poor duchy in Europe. It was fine, just very unmodern.
See it if You don't mind a boring and dated plot and production. Didn't engage me except for one number. Left at intermission. Tons of people left.
Don't see it if Expecting a great show.
See it if you’re a historian who wants to see a relic live onstage.
Don't see it if you’re expecting something that feels fresh or relevant.
See it if it has already closed, thank God. This production was dreadful. Carmen Cusack was completely miscast.
Don't see it if the thought of Ben Davis singing out of the left side of his mouth annoys you half as much as it annoyed me. Dreadful. Bad choice, Encores.
See it if You would see Carol Kane in anything and if you love Randy Rainbow. The male lead was also very good. Good dancing and voices, but dated.
Don't see it if This is a creaky Berlin musical. I wished for the Merman or Daly version and was not bowled over. I'm glad I saw it as an historical piece