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.
See it if you want an original show w/ minimal sets & actors alone immersing you into a new world that leaves you wondering what that says about ours.
Don't see it if you want large dance numbers, a fun family show, or something light/want to avoid a show that leaves you in deep thought.
See it if you want to see a new musical about living and falling in love in Manhattan.
Don't see it if are not a fan of cliché love stories.
Also This show does deal with themes of alcoholism.
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.
See it if You're a fan of Walton or Krebs. Great singers.
Don't see it if Mediocre saccharine music that doesn't move plot and an ending that only benefits the character's alcoholic misogynistic ego.
See it if You're interested in seeing small original musicals. The show is overly sweet (not in a good way) but I liked the more serious scenes.
Don't see it if Too much of the show is WAY too sugary sweet, to the point where it was kind of annoying. A song about Licorice? ::Eyeroll:: no thanks
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
See it if you enjoyed ONCE & THE LAST FIVE YEARS ... if you are looking for something cute & romantic that also wants to be taken seriously.
Don't see it if too-cute romantic dramedies induce sugar-shock