Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Seesaw

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Dated, Entertaining, Delightful, Flat, Great singing and dancing but too small a stage for this show

About the show

From the composing team of "Sweet Charity," "Seesaw" tells the story of Jerry Ryan, a reserved lawyer from Omaha, who has fled to New York City looking for a change in his life.  More…

From the show:

There he meets Gittel Mosca, a single, loveable lunatic who lives life to the fullest. Will their love affair be able to survive the big, noisy, dirty island known as Manhattan? Songs include: “It’s Not Where You Start,” It’s Where You Finish,” “Welcome to Holiday Inn,” and “Nobody Does It Like Me.” 

2h 15m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre Two (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Dated, Entertaining, Delightful, Flat, Great singing and dancing but too small a stage for this show
77
Avg Score

87
Great choreography, Great ensemble cast, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a revival of a lost musical from the 1970's. Great score by Cy Coleman and witty lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Don't see it if you want to see a larger-than-life musical performed on a small stage.

Also Welcome to NYC, the J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Company!! Your first ... Read more Read less

60
Flat, Dated, Cliched

See it if if you're interested in Broadway shows from that era, or just Cy Coleman in general. This is RARELY done--not great but worthy.

Don't see it if you're expecting a full production or if you have already seen a good version of this. It's done on a very small stage.

Also Frankly I was expected more, given that when musicals were being reviv... Read more Read less

75
Great singing and dancing but too small a stage for this show

See it if You like the show and the music but some of the best numbers are missing. Great choreography beautifully performed.

Don't see it if You want to see a great big musical. However, you will be seeing many of these young actors in the future. They are great.

95
Great dancing, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy rediscovering forgotten musicals that deserve to be remembered. Young, talented cast. Strong story.

Don't see it if you prefer very elaborate productions. Are only interested in rewritten musicals where the director "knows best"

66
Energestic, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a classic musical that could have been given a crisper revival.

Don't see it if stereotypes annoy you - gay actors, whiny Jewish women, charmless out-of-towners.

Also This production should have given the audience more of a WONDERFUL TOW... Read more Read less

78
Dated, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if ...you are fan of old musicals that aren't often produced and a cast of first-rate young actors. Second act musical numbers are well done.

Don't see it if if you like big splashy shows with big sets. The physical production is done with a shoe-string budget and it shows.


February 16th, 2020
"J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Commences Premiere Season With 'SEESAW': The 1973 Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Michael Bennett musical is energetically done on a small scale."
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February 18th, 2020
"Although...Schneider who staged this show has given it a vigorous production and cast a delightful Gittel in Stephanie Israelson, he is unable to disguise the show's flaws. He is not helped by the trite, derivative choreography by Caitlin Belcik for a show that is mainly dance."
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February 18th, 2020
Score: 87%. "Written in 1973, the musical 'Seesaw' takes us back to a moment of great uncertainty in New York City's history. The musical tells a love story of contrasts - country boy and city girl, and, in retrospect, the dichotomy between a time of innocence and a city in dire need."
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