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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.

Front Row Center

“This early Lerner and Loewe charmer...Has real music, real humor and real heart. ‘The Day Before Spring’ is charming without being trite, and in this adaptation...the excellent performances and direction give it life, celebrating the material in all its quirkiness and familiarity...Lightning does strike in the casting...Parks shimmers with the kind of classic leading lady glow that you cannot manufacture...Reynolds, as her husband also possesses the ‘it’ factor that draws the eye.” Full Review

Stage Left

“Lerner and Loewe’s poetically-titled ‘The Day Before Spring’ is lovingly restored...Acito adapts the musical into a one act...and make it as appropriate and digestible for the present as is likely possible...The melodic score and witty book are welcomed surprises, as is the alchemy of Acito, which makes theatrical gold from briefly rehearsed, low-budget ‘Mufti’ trappings, cleverly utilizing the space, crafting a singular tone, and eliciting comedic and heartfelt performances from the cast.” Full Review

New York Stage Review

"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 Crockett, and even Brigadoon, which don’t enhance the entertainment...Even so, these are minor carps given that Acito has managed to make a compelling argument for this forgotten show." Full Review

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

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

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy simple musicals and great voices

Don't see it if You only like lavish productions.

Clever, Refreshing, Dated, Great singing

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".

Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

Delightful, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Entertaining, Fluffy

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.

Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Improvised set and costumes

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.

Dated, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a little, short musical that feels like it's still living in 1956.

Don't see it if you want to see something with real substance.

Slow, Entertaining, Great singing, Perfect casting

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.

Confusing, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You want to hear beautiful voices sing charming songs.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced musical with an interesting plot.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

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.

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