The York presents Lerner and Lane's 1979 musical as part of their concert revival reading "Musicals in Mufti" series. More…
In a picturesque Italian village, Carmelina has raised her teenage daughter to believe her father was an American who died heroically in World War II—all the while collecting child support checks from three American soldiers, each of whom thinks he is the girl’s father. Complications arise when all three soldiers show up at the same time for a reunion.
See it if you like old fashioned musicals revived by very talented folks.Andrea Burns is a delight.
Don't see it if you are looking for something edgy.This is just pure old fashioned fun. Terrific score, great performances.
See it if you are a fan of Lerner or if you just want to hear two of his rarely performed love songs.
Don't see it if You're expecting My Fair Lady or Camelot. This piece is lovely, but not traffic-stopping like MFL/C.
See it if You like to see shows that were shunned originally get remastered to shine, even if for only a short time
Don't see it if You like flash and dazzle, that's not what Mufti is about
See it if You want to see a classic musical that's sweet, funny, and just a good time.
Don't see it if You want theatre that will profoundly move you - this is theatre fluff at its fluffiest.
See it if you want to see a beautifully sung, quite amusing staged reading of a charming piece. Wonderful cast. I had never heard of it but loved it!
Don't see it if you don't like staged readings. The cast holds their scripts and staging is rudamentary. But the cast is so wonderful, you should still go!
See it if you like musicals. Despite the spare set and no costumes, this show is very engaging. Great talent and cleaver lyrics carry the show.
Don't see it if you don't like heart warming shows. The plot kind of peters out with a hokey resolution. But that does not matter too much.
See it if you are open to the mufti style and want to see a solid production of a rarely-done show.
Don't see it if you dislike shows that have a very pat ending or if you prefer a big fancy showbiz-type musical.
See it if Delightful and unexpected since it closed in days after opening on Broadway. Hard to believe. Great singing using clever lyrics and acting.
Don't see it if Not for you if you disliked Mama Mia. No nonsense funny but not for the serious.
See it if you haven't seen any other muftis at the York so aren't expecting something up to their usual caliber
Don't see it if you were expecting a more polished mufti experienced, better singing from the male lead, better score/script, etc.
See it if you enjoy a charming/funny/delightful musical on a small scale. Joey does indeed steal the show as Vittorio. It's just what is needed now.
Don't see it if you need a lavish set/costumes. Silly you, they are not needed.
See it if You love Alan Lerner (and if you don't there is something very wrong with you), you enjoy light, funny, sweet musicals.
Don't see it if You require musicals to have a deep message or dislike staged concerts of musicals .
See it if Broadway history of Lerner or Lane or what-went-wrong’s is part of your passion.
Don't see it if You want more than a light-hearted sketch of a story.
See it if you love Lerner's work; you enjoy very clever comedy with wonderful music by Lane
Don't see it if you are expecting a big splashy musical (though Mamma Mia is that). It's a great mini-musical with wonderful characters.
See it if You're a musical theater completist -- i.e., you want to see flop or forgotten shows by greats like Alan Jay Lerner.
Don't see it if You have no tolerance for shows that are not thoroughly well-structured and well-acted. This one has flaws!
See it if If you like musicals, you'll love Carmelina! This production is perfect in every way. We haven't laughed this much in ages! Beautiful music
Don't see it if The only reason someone wouldn't like this show is if they don't like musicals!
See it if It's Lerner & Lane's music/lyrics that provide the modest joys of the piece which is a precursor to Mamma Mia. Sorge's Vittorio steals show
Don't see it if Mufti series is bare-boned, dated & often just tired but also a needed archival resource & theatre touchstone Carmelina more banal than bad
See it if you enjoy musicals that also make you laugh. Joey Sorge is the perfect Italian lover, and Andrea Burns is excellent as his love interest.
Don't see it if you would not like a comic musical version of "Buena Sera, Mrs. Campbell," the movie, or if a love story isn't your thing.
See it if you want to spend two hours listening to the music of Lerner and Lane in an all but forgotten delightful gem of a musical.
Don't see it if you want a more lavish production (the Mufti productions are more of a concert - minimal props, costumes and scenery.)