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. More…
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.
See it if you like musicals with a beautiful blend of 4 female voices and an uplifting ending with 3 generations of women bridging their differences.
Don't see it if you don't like small scale intimate musicals with singing but no dancing and an all-female cast of 4.
See it if You like funny and touching new musicals with a pop/rock score, And you like thought-provoking, intelligent new musical theater.
Don't see it if You just want to see a silly old-fashioned musical comedy with no depth.
See it if you're looking for a show about powerful women, produced by a team largely consisted of women
Don't see it if you want a sense of closure and resolve at the end
Also Songs and singing were great, but the book was a bit rough.
See it if if you like a relevant musical very much in the vein of “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road”. A talented all female cast.
Don't see it if you’re homophobic and racist.
See it if Don't bother, tho the music is fun and the singing is excellent, the plot is just not . . .
Don't see it if way too heavy handed for a general audience
See it if You enjoy: A talented cast of 4 Strong Women. A great great great band. Simple but clever sets and staging. A lead actress over 40!
Don't see it if You are a grouch, hate women, never had family issues.
See it if Wonderful singing, great original music are for you.
Don't see it if You're supersensitive to today's "liberal" open inclusive attitudes or a bit of profanity.
See it if you love the theater. The actors had BEAUTIFUL HARMONIOUS voices. The characters were believable & relatable. Message was on point!
Don't see it if you are stuck on the idea that only Broadway shows display true & best talent out there.
See it if you want a relevant and engaging story that makes you laugh, listen, and think. Wonderful music, talented cast... grabs you from the start!
Don't see it if Can't think of a reason not to see it.
See it if you'd enjoy one of the most enjoyable York musicals I've seen in the 40 years I've attended their productions-- plus it was brand new!
Don't see it if If you're an uptight homophobe.