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Marry Me A Little

From 36 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Romantic, Enchanting

About the show

The Gallery Players presents this revue with songs by Stephen Sondheim, about two urban singles struggling through a night of deep yearning and sweet fantasies while never leaving their respective apartments.  More…

Together they breathe new life into a collection of trunk songs that were culled from the original Broadway productions of shows such as 'Follies,' 'Company,' 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' and 'A Little Night Music.' Featuring rarely heard Sondheim numbers, 'Marry Me a Little' is a tribute to all the New Yorkers who've ever found themselves alone on a Saturday night thinking about love. Note: There are three sets of alternating performers; check the website for their schedules. 'Marry Me a Little' runs in rotating rep with 'You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.'

1h 30m | Already closed | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (36)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Romantic, Enchanting
75
Avg Score

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You like outside the box thinking when it comes to interpreting a classic show. Great direction!!

Don't see it if You don’t like your classic shows changed in any way.

80
Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Overrated

See it if Too late... Marry Me just finished the run ..The .two gals who we saw had great voices

Don't see it if you do want to see Sondheim songs that did not make it the first time

80
Entertaining, Romantic, Refreshing, Good singing, Clever

See it if Gender fluid staging of Sondheim divertimento Saw male/male evening w Rifat/Williams. Good vocals from both with Rifat better in acting dept

Don't see it if Lack of plot causes evening to grow static; as well as similarity of songs. Highlight - songs cut from Follies & A Little Night Music

75
Entertaining, Refreshing, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Sondheim—or don’t—and want to support young performers celebrating the 50th year of a venerable and independent local theatre.

Don't see it if Brooklyn is conceptually a world away from you, or if your Sondheim needs to be fully orchestrated or more than this rarely done revue is.

Also Sondheim's work, like a lot of things, is often at its best when strip... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Quick

See it if like Sondheim; there's no real plot, just two single people on a Saturday night with some obscure Sondheim songs. Cast rotates

Don't see it if Want a plot, linear story telling or a big production. It's a small chamber piece

74
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like Sondheim and musicals.

Don't see it if You don't prefer Sondheim music.

81
Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you love Sondheim songs from musicals and songs that didn't make it reimagined and sung by great actor/singers with no amplifiers.

Don't see it if you've never heard of or don't like Sondheim or you don't cross rivers to see great performances in small Brooklyn theaters.

Also Congratulations to Gallery Players on their 50th anniversary.

80
Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You want to hear many of Sondheim's lesser known songs performed by a wonderful community theater company

Don't see it if You want a play with a meaningful plot or an elaborate production

83
Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want to hear sophisticated music, passionately performed. An unusual concept, witty and intelligent.

Don't see it if Expect a lot of plot, get bored with song after song not varying much in emotion or meaning.

74
Confusing, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if If you like obscure (for some) Sondheim songs sung really well by two distinctive actresses.

Don't see it if Unless you don't mind reading the playbill to understand the concept of the story - if you like up tempo songs and understandable stories.

Also The actresses did a great job at performing the many mostly sad romant... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Great music

See it if you love Sondheim and don't mind going to South Park Slope for a 60-minute revue.

Don't see it if you're expecting a full-size musical with story, or want to hear Sondheim songs from his popular shows.

Also The show is performed by three pairs of rotating cast -- male/female, ... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Romantic

See it if Good singing. Tender emotions.

Don't see it if Smaller almost revue of songs with a minimal story. Simply an hour.

80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing, Great lyrics

See it if You like Steven Sondheim music and lyrics and love love small theatre. Its ALL music/songs.

Don't see it if you want spoken dialogue since it is entirely music/songs. There really is little story line...

68
Clever, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you like Sondheim and creative staging. (Two characters share the stage but they are in separate apartments.)

Don't see it if you are hoping for a polished production.

Also This was the first musical that was rather disappointing to me. I was ... Read more Read less

55
Great staging, Ambitious, Disappointing, Off key, Romantic

See it if love Sondheim, enjoy clever staging and discovering lesser know songs

Don't see it if you expect strong voices that can carry Sondheim's melodies at higher octaves.

68
Relevant, Nyc-centric, Great pianist, Uneven, Simple

See it if you're a Sondheim fan. It was great to hear some of his lesser known works re-imagined in a new context. See it to support community theater

Don't see it if you prefer shows with structure or high production value. One of the actors was fantastic and the other one was lackluster. It distracted me

58
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Banal, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy some sondheim you hardly hear

Don't see it if if you want sondheim to be great

73
Delightful, Confusing, Great singing, Slow

See it if If want to listen to some good musical performances.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a contiguous play that makes a lot sense.

86
Adorable, and sweet. lovely vocals of less popular sondheim music.

See it if You love Sondheim in any form. A never boring production from the never disappointing Gallery Players. Mr. Rifat is always engaging.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or short musicals.

90
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if You love Stephen Sondheim and are familiar with all of his work. But also if you're not familiar because everyone should become familiar.

Don't see it if You want dialogue and "plot."

70
Disappointing, Good singing, A downer, Sad, Boring

See it if You like all things Sondheim.

Don't see it if You like musicals that make you feel good.

76
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Earnest, Effortful

See it if You love Sondheim and you'd like a chance to experience 'Company Lite'.

Don't see it if You're expecting a Broadway level production.

72
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny

See it if you're a Sondheim stan who wants to hear early, cut songs

Don't see it if you're looking for much of a plot - it's a revue.

Also I saw the M/F cast, but I'm sure all three pairings are excellent.

77
Entertaining

See it if you like community theater

Don't see it if if you dont like local theater

84
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like shows with great music. You enjoy a small cast. You don't like lots of dialogue .

Don't see it if You hate music. You hate shows with a small cast. You want a serious drama with lots of dialogue, serious and witty. You want a big show.


February 3rd, 2017
"This show contains three alternating casts of two actors singing lesser-known Sondheim songs about love. They live in identical one-room apartments a floor apart. There is no dialogue, no costume changes, and no amplification. Devoted Sondheim fans will love his show. Everyone else should use ca...
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