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New York | Ends Feb 17

The Day Before Spring

From 6 critic and 12 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Delightful, Fluffy

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.



65
Lighting & Sound America

“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 to a plot that nobody involved seemed able to keep in mind...The musical has a tendency to wander...With all these tangents, the triangle at the heart of things never gets the attention it requires." Full Review

65
TheaterScene.net

"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 light romantic comedy. Now if only an original cast album would come out of this production, we might see more revivals restoring the show to its place in the Lerner & Loewe canon." Full Review

65
Theater Pizzazz

"None of it is terribly convincing, and the songs, though some lovely, and one or two clever enough, never successfully lift the show out of the doldrums...Lerner’s underlying cynicism makes most of the characters not very appealing to spend an evening with. That only extends so far as the writing, as the actors—with a mere thirty hours of rehearsal—were happily engaging to watch." Full Review


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

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


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