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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.



75
During previews
Cute, Great singing, Good music, Slice of life story

See it if Sweet show with very enjoyable music and great singers. Simple but cute staging.

Don't see it if Basically 2 pairs' stories. They really don't interact at all.

Also It was very cute and enjoyable. I wish more effort had been made to co... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you like musicals in the style of Jason Robert Brown

Don't see it if don't like small musicals or are looking for elaborate, fleshed out musicals

75
During previews
Great singing, Good music, Talented cast, Cute

See it if A nice show with pleasing music and a good cast.

Don't see it if You dislike shows w/ little to no book. Mostly a collection of solo #s. 2 separate stories, wish they had intertwined a bit more.

75
During previews
Strong singing, Fluffy, Plot holes, At times sluggish/engrossing, Best for millennials

See it if you enjoy LOTS of music by a gr band/sung well. Songs vary in quality. Coming-of-age for 4 NYers isn't profound, but it's ultimately moving.

Don't see it if a slow beginning/sluggish middle. Picks up; is poignant about ordinary day turned extraordinary. Philosophically weak, but charms. Uneven.

73
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You feel like seeing an intimate character study about the way our lives intersect, the impact of the connections we make. The performances.

Don't see it if You’re looking for an old-fashioned musical with big numbers, or a serious drama. You’re tired of shows in which the songs propel the story.

73
During previews
Sweet, Cliched, Dated, Nice songs

See it if a four person, mostly sung thru show, about connections, living in nyc. Songs reminiscent of JRB, the 2 younger actors were terrific.

Don't see it if The show seemed dated, the sparse set became tiresome and some lyrics were very predictable. It was a pleasant show but not memorable

72
During previews
Sweet, Predictable

See it if you like strong ensemble work; you like shows about New York; you like sung-through ; you want to catch young talent on the way up.

Don't see it if you are looking for something profound to ponder over dinner; you have a hard time suspending disbelief; you like big,splashy musicals

Also The title says it all. It is about the small things in life, the ordin... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you're looking to see a typical feel-good Broadway production. Good singing, highly predictable storyline and lyrics, enjoyable

Don't see it if you're looking for something refreshing, out-of-the-box, insightful. This isn't much more than a casual feel-good show for musical lovers

71
During previews
Pleasant

See it if you like low budget weak staged four person musical with a somewhat dated theme/story with a cast that has decent voices

Don't see it if a poor staging & dated story will affect you enjoyment of 4 actors w/decent voices work hard to entertain you; lyrics were above average

70
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're a Jason Robert Brown/Songs for a New World fan; you like song cycles or musicals with almost no dialogue

Don't see it if you hate music that sounds like Jason Robert Brown; you aren't charmed by hipsters who think littering is a great idea

Also I wish the show had had some more dialogue, because I found the music ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy topical musicals with forced conflict.

Don't see it if You do not like song cycles or need a singular plot.

70
During previews
Great singing, Slow, Funny

See it if you haven't seen Closer Than Ever. This is a similar concept but not nearly as resonant

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with no dialogue, you expect chemistry between the couple, you don't want to be bored in the middle of the show

70
During previews
Well done

See it if you like a show about young adults finding themselves. Singing, acting, music were very well done. The subject matter must interest you.

Don't see it if you don't like a show about young adults finding themselves. You can get annoyed at the characters.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Ordinary

See it if you enjoy an ordinary, typical spin on the boy meets girl in NYC experience!

Don't see it if you're looking for catchy music and an unusual spin on the ordinary boy meets girl situation.

68
During previews
Great singing, Fluffy, Dated, Confusing, William finn-style

See it if you're already a fan of the score and want to hear it well sung.

Don't see it if you're tired of small cast song cycle style shows that throws a tragedy at the end in order to make it seem deeper or more relevant.

Also I had only passingly listened to the original recording when it came o... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Great singing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like an intimate musical with good singing voices and don't mind if the story isn't very involving.

Don't see it if You prefer more of an extravaganza in your musicals with songs that don't all sound alike.

Also The cast all have beautiful voices, but I felt the songs all melded in... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Talented cast, Dull, Short, but felt long, Funny moments

See it if you loved the original production. I didn't see it, but the cast of this revival is very talented.

Don't see it if you love stories with strong plots or musicals with strong scores. The songs are forgettable and not much happens on stage.

48
During previews
Slow, Dated, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you enjoy the same ole thing, boy meets girl in New York, the acting is good though

Don't see it if you are looking for something unforgettable, not much happens in this show

41
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Slow

See it if You like chamber musicals. Four New Yorkers sing of their loneliness and then meet cute. Piano sax flute clarinet good music.

Don't see it if You don’t like all singing no dialogue. Little action, no sets, most of the singing done individually. Music is good but too loud...

Also Music so loud one cannot hear the words of the singers. The story (of ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Delightful, Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if You're a young person, you like stories about the mundane, more Sondheim-y style music/lyrics, you want to cry a little bit

Don't see it if you need high production value, don't want to lean in, want to walk out humming a tune

85
During previews
Quirky, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Delightful

See it if you like a quirky, entertaining show that involves LOTS of singing / few spoken lines and leaves you feeling full

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of musicals and can’t sit through a show that is fully sung-through


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