Members say: Great singing, Live band plays easy rock, Relevant, Absorbing, Some great songs make for an entertaining evening

About the show

The York Theatre Company's world premiere musical centers around three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions, and a week together where change is in the air. 

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In modern day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her tightly wound conservative daughter and her sweet rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, the sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams and goals. A heartfelt and comic story that celebrates diversity and acceptance, 'Unexpected Joy' weaves folk-rock, pop, and blues in bringing together a family that hasn’t experienced true joy together for decades.


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84
During previews
Great singing, Great music and lyrics, Live band plays easy rock

See it if Three generations of female singers work out relationship and child rearing issues finding common ground in music.

Don't see it if You want an elaborate set. You want a musical that is longer than one act.

84
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing, Some great songs make for an entertaining evening

See it if you want to see a show that's definitely of its time with a talented all-female cast .

Don't see it if you need big production values. This cast of four (and four musicians) acquit themselves beautifully.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing

See it if you like a show about the trials of family and that are female lead/driven.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or hippies.


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