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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.



84
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Touching

See it if you’d like to see an original, well-written, and emotional score performed by a committed and talented cast

Don't see it if you don’t appreciate minimalist shows or crying in public

83
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Relevant, Poignant

See it if Well written small show that holds your attention. Singing was enjoyable and poignant, showing the effect of ordinary shared moments.

Don't see it if You really don’t like show about feelings in an intimate setting where the story is told through song. There was a surprise in the storyline

82
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a new musical takes place in NYC, wt small cast, no prop, great singing, great music and storyline

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of small theater, minimal decor, small cast, a decipher of four young New Yorker’s every day life

Also Great cast and music, sometimes the orchestra made the actors singing ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy sung through intimate musicals without a lot of flash.

Don't see it if If you don't like sung through shows and want big production numbers with lots of dancing.

82
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy great singers performing enjoyable songs.

Don't see it if you like a big flashy musical.

81
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if a cast of 4 with great singing voices telling a story about their lives in nyc.

Don't see it if you don't like all singing/ no dialogue shows.

81
During previews
Entertaining, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if You would like to see a romantic musical with four people finding themselves.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals and preferred dramas.

80
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Indulgent, Romantic, Cliched

See it if if you like musicals, shows about people connecting in the Big City & a look at marital relations, four great young performers & optimism

Don't see it if Don't like musicals about the difficulty of marriage in NYC, simplistic cliched plots, friendships between gay men/straight women & optimism

Also The music and lyrics by Adam Gwon are pleasant and occasionally spell-... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Enchanting

See it if Strangers hustling to stay afloat in a less romantic New York City find meaning and calmness in the ordinary. Beautiful songs, light plot.

Don't see it if Begins semi-generic with NYC transplants lost and confused of why they’re in this concrete jungle, gets slightly deeper. 9/11 is triggering.

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

80
During previews
Great singing, Sweet

See it if you're a fan of musicals. There's some good material here and it's presented with heart.

Don't see it if you're hoping to have a fervent emotional experience. This is entertaining but not electrifying.

Also Ordinary Days is an unusual little show. While it does have elements t... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You might enjoy a story of two couples told exclusively in song dealing with some very real issues of love and loss.

Don't see it if The above may not be of interest or you would rather see strict drama with dialogue.

80
During previews
Delightful, Great singing

See it if Like shows about relationships and great singers and songs. Absolutely delightful. You will be a little weepy. Be warned.

Don't see it if It’s big Broadway musicals you are looking for.

79
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Lovely small musical

See it if You are looking for a lovely musical about everyday lives of four New Yorkers. Great talent, especially the young performers.

Don't see it if You want a large production; don't like sung-through musicals; are looking for music that will become famous or that you will leave singing.

79
During previews
Sweet musical of contemporary ny life

See it if 4 New Yorkers trying to fit in. The quarreling straight couple. The cheerful gay man with chance encounter with an anti-social woman

Don't see it if it's a small musical with little in the way of book. The songs are wistful, pleasant and contemporary. Kyle Sherman is a gangly, likable guy

79
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You like sung through musicals, small, character driven shows, great songs, great acting and singing.

Don't see it if You don't like small, quiet, simple shows. You are looking for spectacle.

79
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Fluffy, Enchanting, Not extraordinary

See it if Four New Yorkers try to find their life stories. Midway, the book picks up when Deb meets Warren. Outstanding performances by both. (80 mn).

Don't see it if You've seen this kind of musical, but the capable hands of The Keen Co, with Mr. Sherman and Ms. Marion surprise. Dull-grey modular set.

78
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Romantic, Slow

See it if You like shows that are completely sung through, shows with small casts, shows that follow differing narratives/plot lines/sets of character

Don't see it if You dislike minimalistic sets, prefer flashy theatre, dislike interpersonal relationships as a show’s sole focus

78
During previews
Clever, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You’re in the mood for a charming, sweet-natured musical about the ordinary lives of four New Yorkers.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a big production. There is no set, no costumes. It’s just four singers on a stage.

Also This was a very refreshing musical. I had low expectations and was ple... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like musicals that are completely sung through with melodic songs and great acting and singing.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals that have a lot of props and elaborate staging and spoken dialogue.

77
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if if you like a good show , with good actors. Good story line.

Don't see it if if you don't like a story about New Yonkers, there loves, disappointments.

76
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy fun little musicals with great singing, funny and interesting characters and a happy fluffy ending.

Don't see it if You need super interesting story lines. While very well executed by phenomenal actors the material isn't super deep. Go for the fun.

75
During previews
Strong voices, End is surprisingly moving, It's a bit dated but has charm

See it if Like an engaging young cast w terrific voices sing music that's tuneful & well-constructed. Story vignettes, little dialog, 20-somethings.

Don't see it if Want something wholly original-it's derivative. Prefer elaborate sets, or don't like rom-com style.It's smart enough tho, if you're willing.

Also I had modest expectations from reading the description, but found myse... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You like small, character-driven musicals. See it if you want intelligent lyrics and charming performers.

Don't see it if You need big splashy sets and costumes or if you don’t like sung-through musicals. Don’t go if you don’t like romantic heartwarming shows.

75
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if If you enjoy contemporary musicals with an edgy sarcasm about living in New York

Don't see it if If you do not like musicals, new aged musicals, or fast paced musicals.

Also I went to see Jonathan Silverstein's direction as I enjoy seeing Keen ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Nice singing, Dull, Cliched, Meh, Banal

See it if Nice performances all around and the songs are pleasant. Kyle Sherman definitely the stand-out.

Don't see it if This would be much better in a song-cycle concert format rather than a piece of theater. It left me feeling indifferent.


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