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Ordinary Days

From 16 critic and 146 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Clever

About the show

Keen Company presents the first New York revival of this musical about four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis. More…

"Ordinary Days" is a comic and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. It is a sweet, fleet, and tender story that follows its characters as they fight through the emotional noise and dramatic traffic to arrive at a clearer sense of who they are and what they want to be.



83
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Fluffy

See it if you want to hear great singing and want to be uplifted.

Don't see it if you want to hear talking and not just all singing. Also if you are looking for something with a lot more content.

83
Great singing, Relevant, Clever, Delightful, Romantic

See it if you want to hear great voices in a show about people in NYC. Interesting and entertaining throughout.

Don't see it if you want a stage set or a cast of more than 4 people.

83
Entertaining, Great singing, Fun, New york-y

See it if A thoroughly entertaining sung through musical about relationships in New York City. Strong voices and a easy to swallow experience.

Don't see it if You don’t like sung through musicals or prefer elaborately staged works.

82
Enchanting, Refreshing, Great singing, Quirky, Charming

See it if you're up for a charming, 90-minute stretch of song & great lyrics from flawed, likable, relatable characters; makes for most enjoyable ride

Don't see it if you need elaborate, less intimate staging; single-plot format; larger cast & such ... as bare-bones musical theater, however, it's a treat!

82
Great singing, Relevant, Romantic

See it if You like to see lighthearted shows about relationships between people.

Don't see it if You need to see intense, thought provoking musicals with an elaborate set design.

82
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you like lively, good singing about the daily grind in NYC as young folks look to survive the challenges. Stark set works well & a good band

Don't see it if you want a fleshed out musical. The piano, sometimes loud for the voices, becomes a bit monotonous - other instruments should be used more

81
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like well develop plots about the city and its unique characters which track stories about unlikely relationships.

Don't see it if You do not particularly like stories about NY or its unusual citizens or prefer traditional relationships.

81
Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if If you like small and short musicals about quirky characters

Don't see it if you are looking for a deep plot.

80
Resonant, Profound

See it if You want a show that’ll make you laugh and cry and are looking for a New York story with a bit of optimism

Don't see it if You don't like the contemporary off-broadwayish musical theatre sound

Also A tad too much overacting and oversinging in a small venue

80
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Fluffy

See it if light hearted, delightful, sweet & cute short musical enjoyable escape or theater time filler. Interesting cast & great singing.

Don't see it if For large scale flashy Broadway musical--if don't like small stage, small cast productions--need a "meaty" experience

80
Clever, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy a quirky little piece about some random/ordinary/fascinating New Yorkers.

Don't see it if you want a big shiny musical with a crazy set and a million cast members.

80
Delightful, Sincere, Sweet, Heartfelt, Funny

See it if you'll enjoy a song-heavy four-hander about the connections between us. If you're a BFA musical theater student, you'll eat this up!!!

Don't see it if you want a little more traditional dialogue-based scene work to tell the story.

80
What’s your big picture, in a life of ordinary days...

See it if Life in NYC is fast paced, but four New Yorkers experience unexpected connections that make a big impact in their lives.

Don't see it if I enjoy supporting off broadway musicals some need a lot more development, but this one is in great shape already; go and enjoy.

Also How does something small make a big impact in someone else’s life?... Read more Read less

79
Cute, Charming, Touching, Tender, Simple

See it if You want a sweet story with humor, and surprising emotional depth. If you like simple human stories.

Don't see it if You want something edgy, or epic. If you don’t like quirky humor, or stories about relationships and friendships.

78
Sweet, Great singing, Slow, Charming

See it if You enjoy shows about the lives of everyday New Yorkers. The music and singing were engaging.

Don't see it if You want a big production, or are annoyed when the plot isn't immediately clear. This took a while to get going, but I enjoyed the journey.

77
Good singing, Cute, Ordinary music, Low scale

See it if it’s a cute little show with decent singing and sympathetic cast. New Yorkers can relate to the story.

Don't see it if The score is rather ordinary with no original or memorable songs. The creators also saved on staging as the set doesn’t exist.

77
Entertaining, Well sung, Ambitious, Romantic, Wonderful lyrics

See it if light entertainment. Would-be COMPANY [even the set is reminiscent]; can't meet that goal but is still fun. See it before he's famous!

Don't see it if you expect greatness or show-stopping dance numbers.

77
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see a nice story about ordinary new yorkers

Don't see it if If you don’t want a show that is only sang through

Also Overall I enjoyed it. It had some great moments and songs, but at time... Read more Read less

77
Clever, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a musical about ordinary people and some of the romantic and financial problems young people face in the Big Apple. Witty lyrics

Don't see it if you like musicals with big set or lush melodies. The lyrics are much better than the music.

Also Talented cast. Very touching end.

75
Absorbing, Resonant, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy small-scale productions in an intimate setting. Wonderful singing from all 4 actors.

Don't see it if you want something more extravagant, plot-driven and with more fleshed out character development.

Also Poor direction in my opinion; the set did not lend itself to the show ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a well performed simple but entertaining musical.

Don't see it if You want to see a big show.

Also Quite a simple musical - the set is very sparse and there are only 4 c... Read more Read less

75
Romantic, Sweet, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you like slice of life musicals about short period of time in a few characters lives.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals with large casts and big production numbers

75
Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you like quirky contemporary musicals, 9/11 stories, and great vocalists

Don't see it if you want great staging and a full band/orchestra, or if you want a book with dialogue.

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You enjoy musicals with limited staging.

Don't see it if You want a big ploy twist. Pretty simple story.

Also Although entertaining, I wish they delved deeper into the subject matt... Read more Read less

75
Resonant, Entertaining, Dated

See it if If you like small sung musicals ala Tick Tick Boom. The Last 5 Years, etc. Cast of 4. Dated story of struggling relationships in the city.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals, want big sets, choreography, etc. ... this is very simplistic, with 2 person(?) band.


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