A new musical about a struggling family of Italian immigrants who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses disaster of 1919 makes its Off Broadway premiere. More…
Spanning 1915 to 1919, set against the backdrop of Boston’s Italian North End, 'Molasses in January' tells the story of Anna. She's a single mother doing her best to raise her children in a world caught up in the turmoil of the first World War. An enormous molasses tank is built to make liquor and gun-powder for the war. But on an unusually warm January day, the tank suddenly bursts and two million gallons of molasses come crashing down around Anna and her family discovers that life can change in a moment.
See it if you enjoy shows based on historical events or appreciate musicals w/ a local theatre feel that are made by artists with a love of the craft.
Don't see it if you prefer large-scale, splashy productions. This is small and intimate.
See it if You appreciate low level production of a new musical. Almost like a workshop level.
Don't see it if You want a finished professional musical.
See it if . Interesting story. However, it was only tangentially explored in the play. The cast does try.
Don't see it if you want a show that is more developed and does not look like a high school play.
See it if You enjoy shows based upon historical events and getting involved in the lives effected by a tragedy.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy historical dramas or small theaters.
See it if Great show with great singing! Give these young talented actors a chance, I enjoyed their performance with all my heart.
Don't see it if If you don't like a romantic, historical show.
See it if you enjoy pieces based on true stories or you like musical stories about family and romance in a small town.
Don't see it if you prefer larger productions and do not enjoy an intimate theater. It was hard to see in some scenes, the stage is too low.
See it if you're into historical musicals with beautiful legit singing. The cast is very energetic and every member delivers a heartfelt performance.
Don't see it if you're not to family dramedies about exploding molasses tanks.