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.
See it if you like breezy musicals. TDBS has a silly plot/cardboard chars, but the songs and performances are delightful. Barebones prodn/90 mins
Don't see it if you want a polished work; scripts used sparingly. Strong trio (drums, piano, bass). Romantic, funny. Gr escapism. Mufti series delivers.
See it if You love traditional musicals. This is a very sweet story exceptionally well done. You are curious about the earlier musical of Lerner/Lowe
Don't see it if You are expecting an earth shattering show. You have no interest in the earlier works of Lerner and Lowe.
See it if An early Lerner and Lowe that never quite came together. A nice little romantic comedy story.
Don't see it if None of the songs are very appealing or memorable.
See it if only for the only great song in the score. Alas, it's closed, but whenever you can catch one of these obscurities by a master, do so!
Don't see it if you're expecting more than a sweet story about a romantic woman's dilemma in the 50s, no doubt influenced by the Kinsey Report.
See it if You want to see where Lerner and Loewe began, with some hints of what was to come...glimpses of themes that will become MFL
Don't see it if Mufti is what mufti is...no frills, under rehearsed , but full of energy
See it if You want to see a classic musical that's just as intriguing today as it was decades ago.
Don't see it if You'll be bored by dated melodies.
See it if you love glorious lyrics and wonderful music played by an excellent trio. As usual, the cast was superb.
Don't see it if It is too late to see it. The show closed today. The last performance was sold out--deservedly so.
See it if you wish to be entertained by wonderful singer/performers. They are full-blown; the book however is slow. The music OK. Enjoyable enough.
Don't see it if you need a big musical production=set/costumes. You expect an intriguing story line; memorable songs-not here.
See it if YOu love old school musicals, slimmed down to the basic elements, but keeping all the joy
Don't see it if YOu need a big hoopla of a show and don't like musicals
See it if Wonderful, energetic and talented cast. Terrific singing, charming book and lyrics.
Don't see it if Somewhat dated story and bare bones production for this "Musical in Mufti".
See it if You enjoy good music and lyrics written early on by two masters. You are comfortable with the musicals in mufti minimalism.
Don't see it if You need a big showy musical in order to be entertained.