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Darling Grenadine

From 55 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Great staging, Cliched

About the show

In this new musical, charismatic songwriter Harry falls for clever chorus girl Louise, and all of Manhattan glitters with the blush of new love. But what happens when the sparkling fantasy begins to dissolve? More…

From the show:

Bubbling over with charm, wit, and whimsy, Darling Grenadine navigates the tension between romance and reality, light and dark, bitter and sweet. Featuring a vibrantly eclectic score and stirring book and lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik.


Member Reviews (55)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Great staging, Cliched

95
Ambitious, Romantic, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like traditional movie musicals and would enjoy a modern update.

Don't see it if Romance, cute repartee, and show tunes are not your thing.

During previews
90
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if A lovely rom-com with strong performances, clever staging and A great score. Such a ncie change of pace from the overly-serious 2019 shows.

Don't see it if "cute" isn't your thing.

During previews
87
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if excellent performances. Great singing. Very enjoyable. Audience was very engaged. I really enjoyed it. Fun to see new work.

Don't see it if simple set but used very well. Play seemed long, some cuts should be made.

Also A romantic comedy that turns dark.

During previews
95
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see an almost perfect chamber musical, this is it.Clever staging and a beautifully integrated book, music & lyrics.

Don't see it if you don't like small musicals in small places.

Also My only objection is its length. It needs editing.

During previews
85
Cute-yet-cutting, Great instrumentation and sound, Heart-swelling, Predicable but fun, Classic-feeling music with modern edge

See it if you'll take a chance on new musicals that are modern yet have a bit of old-fashioned sappiness; want a chance to be up-close to actors.

Don't see it if expecting more cutting-edge, modern work; dislike swears in otherwise “old-fashioned” songs; alcoholism is a trigger; and/or a curmudgeon.

Also Darling Grenadine is semi-sweet and semi-dark, cleverly-displayed, and... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Slow, Intelligent, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if enjoy new works. a traditional boy meets girl story with the central character working out his inner demons. nice music. low key show

Don't see it if want flash with big numbers. just an intelligent safe musical

During previews
78
Charming, Absorbing, Romantic, Well-acted, Entertaining

See it if to see a well-acted small-scale musical with lovely songs and performances that is a nice mix of romance and more serious drama.

Don't see it if you want a full-scale musical with big production numbers and/or if you don't want to a show in which the protagonist battles alcoholism.

During previews
90
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are looking for a gem of a musical. Great score beautifully sung by an excellent cast. First rate staging Hope it has a further life

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate musicals

During previews
70
Romantic, Indulgent, Great singing, Cliched

See it if You like formulaic boy-meets-girl, etc. musicals with average songs but a good cast who do their best. The in-the-round format is good.

Don't see it if You like cheerful upbeat musicals on a big stage

Also This is a fairly generic musical with a plot which has been re-hashed ... Read more Read less

During previews
73
Tries to be different, Ambitious

See it if curiosity about trying new musicals is important.

Don't see it if the subject of alcoholism is hard for you.

Also This has potential, although the portrayal of the dog is tiresome. The... Read more Read less

During previews
73
Well performed, Entertaining, Pleasant score

See it if Love doesn't conquer all, clever trumpet work & new musical with decent songs appeal. Honest look at alcoholism & people involved plus ...

Don't see it if Realistic look at aspects of life, love, hope, baggage people carry and original music not for you. Want more of an emotional pull.

Also Without giving anything away, the one aspect of the story that seemed ... Read more Read less

During previews
74
Cute, Cliched, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You enjoy new, small offbway musicals in development. Great talent up close. Old fashioned love story premise. Fun use of the trumpet!

Don't see it if Theme of alcoholism, or cliched relationship between a writer/actress doesn’t appeal. You want a large scale show.

Also I really enjoyed the mellow music, classy black & white projections in... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see new material presented in an intimate space.

Don't see it if You can't be practically in the action or don't like shows presented in the round.

Also I liked the staging with projections behind the audience that could be... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Great singing, Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to experience one of the best theater experiences of your life.

Don't see it if you like a big theater, flashy dance numbers or huge sets.

During previews
82
Satisfying, Refreshing, Romantic, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a good cry from a musical, love romance and appreciate a new way of using song to tell a story.

Don't see it if You are looking for jazz hands and a traditional big Broadway musical - this musical is in development, is relevant and tugs at your heart.

During previews
85
Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if if the important points of a musical are great singing and an interesting delightful score

Don't see it if if you are looking for more than great singing from a musical. This is a black box production with limited staging

Also loved the score and the singers. Also thought costumes and projections... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Great staging, Refreshing, Romantic, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you liked/loved La La Land and Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Don't see it if If you're not into cheesy romantic shows.

During previews
85
Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You're interested in a romantic, high-spirited musical

Don't see it if You're interested in something political or that pushes boundaries formally


February 11th, 2020
"A Retro Cocktail With Little Kick: Roundabout Underground presents a flawed but tuneful musical about a young Manhattan couple challenged by addiction."
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February 15th, 2020
"Why We Gather: Three Shows As Three Meetings"
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February 10th, 2020
"A songwriter and a Broadway chorus performer struggle with relationship issues in Daniel Zaitchik's romantic musical receiving its New York premiere."
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February 10th, 2020
"'Darling Grenadine' Is Deadly Saccharine It's the cutest little musical about alcoholism you ever will see."
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