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The Day Before Spring

From 18 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Delightful

About the show

The York revisits one of Lerner and Loewe’s lesser known musicals, in which a married woman attends a college reunion where she meets the man with whom she almost eloped ten years before. More…

Romantically stirred by a novel he has written about her, she considers leaving her husband and reuniting with her former flame. With a score that was never recorded, moments of "The Day Before Spring" served as inspiration for such Lerner and Loewe classics as "Gigi" and "My Fair Lady." This production will feature all of the songs from the original score after recently being discovered for a 2010 UK production.

“The Day Before Spring” is part of The York's "Musicals in Mufti" series,  a series of script-in-hand, concert revival readings presented in everyday clothes and with minimal staging.


Member Reviews (18)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Delightful

51
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Really bad acting. Actors went on with script. Singing drowned out by music. If you like the Mufti s.

Don't see it if If you like a musical with a good story. Musicians should have been behind the stage. Bad directing.

58
Dated, Disappointing

See it if for historical reasons to hear an unrecorded lerner/loew score.

Don't see it if story doesn't really work, music is disappointing.

69
Talented young cast, Excellent small stage choreography, Good musical back-up, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you like forgotten musical theater shows by well-known teams (Lerner and Loewe) performed by a talented young cast.

Don't see it if you expect a full stage production or musicals without much memorable music.

55
Banal, Dated

See it if you want to see a nice production of a rarely-done show .

Don't see it if you like shows with substance or if you dislike the mufti format.

Also I don't think there was anything wrong with this production, the cast ... Read more Read less


February 17th, 2019
“The last musical by the composer of sumptuous melodies and the scribe of urbane wit that would lapse into obscurity...Acito directs the buoyant new mounting, a 90-minute one-act for eleven actors...Parks sings with a fluttery operetta-like soprano that beautifully embraces the old-European charm...
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February 12th, 2019
“A show that is struggling to establish an identity, it suddenly--if briefly--develops a sharp, satirical slant and a jaunty, couldn't-care-less attitude that simply can't help but cheer one up...’The Day Before Spring’ has a decent number of chuckles on hand...But...the fun is entirely ancillary...
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February 11th, 2019
"What is revealed at the York is the work of writers well on their way towards maturity. A few of the songs are quite nice...Adaptor/director Mark Acito appears to honor the original, carefully preserving what seems to be the voice of librettist Lerner...Acito adds jokes about McCarthy, Davey Cro...
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February 12th, 2019
"The York Muftis perform a terrific service reviving worthy shows in 'street clothes, without the trappings of a full production,' shows that might never be seen again. Marc Acito's revival is a valiant effort but in this form 'The Day Before Spring' seems both thin and underplotted even for a li...
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