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Marry Me A Little

Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Romantic, Enchanting
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Members
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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. 

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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.'

 


Reviews (36)

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60
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60
Applause! Applause!

"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

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74
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55
Ambitious, Romantic, Disappointing, Great staging, Off key

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.

80
Enchanting, Romantic, Overrated, Great staging

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
Clever, Refreshing, Romantic, Entertaining, Good singing

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
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, 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.

74
Edgy, Great acting, Confusing, Great singing

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

83
Clever, Enchanting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great singing

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.

80
Clever, Great singing, Great staging

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

75
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Romantic, Entertaining

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

80
Enchanting, Intelligent, Entertaining, 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...

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

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

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.

69
Romantic, Disappointing, Slow, Great singing

See it if Good singing. Tender emotions.

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

47
Clever, Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to hear actors who cannot hit high notes , boring blocking that includes an actor redoing his man bun three times, and bad lighting

Don't see it if Want a story, want to be moved or inspired or hear lyrics sung by same sex couple but written for male/female couple

73
Delightful, Confusing, Slow, Great singing

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.

65
Enchanting, Masterful, Great singing

See it if You enjoy little known Sondheim musicals

Don't see it if You're expecting mainstream well known songs from Sondheim

85
Great acting, Quirky, Dated, Great singing, Good pacing

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.

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

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

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

See it if You like all things Sondheim.

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

77
Entertaining

See it if you like community theater

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

40
Romantic, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if really love sondheim

Don't see it if want a typical musical (this is a revue), not a huge sondheim fan, want clarity and laughs, have kids

Also really confusing staging, odd song mix

76
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, 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.

84
Clever, Enchanting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

75
Musical, romantic, community theater

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.

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

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."