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 Wow wow wow! What a show! Tour-de-force performances by 4 very gifted singer/actresses, wonderful original score and moving story line.
Don't see it if No reason on the world not to see this great show. One of the most entertaining shows I have seen in a long time! Run!!!!
See it if want to learn a story that involves conflicts among different generations in a family and how it is eventually "resolved".
Don't see it if you don't like shows that involving topics relate to same sex marriage.
See it if You like musicals and centrist ideas of "you are just as bad as the people that want you dead."
Don't see it if You want something more than a basic music that really doesn't do anything for anyone.
See it if You love musicals. Enjoy seeing family drama presented comically. Enjoy the relationships between mothers and daughters. Want to laugh.
Don't see it if You aren't into stories about women. Don't like stories with a gay theme. Aren't into musicals. Want elaborate staging.
See it if you like to see works in progress and enjoy some wonderful singing. If you like a Lifetime TV movie this is the show for you!
Don't see it if you can't forgive a book that still has some depth to flesh out.
See it if you want a heartfelt musical that leaves you laughing, singing and thinking. You will relate if you have any dysfunction in your family.
Don't see it if you don't like shows that deal with somewhat edgy topics.
See it if If you like an original musical with fabulous music in the style of Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin and a powerhouse all-female cast
Don't see it if If you want to see another stale revival with no original plot or ideas.
See it if you're looking for a show that has exciting new music that isn't of typical faded Broadway fashion.
Don't see it if you're against being open minded; not to just "liberal" ideas, but to everyone, and what fears and experiences lead them to their opinions.