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.'
"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 caution. The show contains moments of brilliance but only runs for one hour. This is a review of the cast with two males, which contains a masturbation scene involving a dildo." Full Review
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."
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.
See it if you're looking for great local theater in the Park Slope area. Saw the F/F pairing: great chemistry and terrific acting!
Don't see it if you favor narrative and plot. This is essentially a Sondheim revue strung together with a loose theme of single life in New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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
See it if You love Sondheim and want to see it done differently with two males because it is very relevant for today's society.
Don't see it if You hate the classical Sondheim sound or can't sit through a musical with no speaking at all.
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...
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
See it if You enjoy a medley of songs, with no plot, performed by two actors. You like the fact that the actor pairs change depending on the day
Don't see it if You are looking for a Broadway scale, lavish, huge talent, performance. This is an evening of "looking for love" songs on a small stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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