Musicals Tonight! presents a revival of this beloved tuner about two sisters who move to NYC to fulfill their artistic dreams featuring songs by Leonard Bernstein, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green. More…
A musical about the misadventures of two sisters who move from their comfortable hometown in Ohio to Greenwich Village to pursue their artistic passions. Ruth is an aspiring writer, average in appearance and can’t keep a man’s attention, no matter what. Eileen, a fledgling actress, is a beautiful dancer, who–without even trying–has men falling at her feet. Inspired by a collection of short stories published in 'The New Yorker,' 'Wonderful Town' is a '50s classic.
See it if This 1953 Leonard Bernstein/Comden & Green musical really holds up - funny, sharp, terrific music & lyrics. Cast is obviously having a ball.
Don't see it if This is a low budget, staged reading with absolutely minimal sets and costumes; as long as you're okay with this you'll have a blast!
See it if Not often done, "Wonderful Town" is doing great in Chicago partly due to Mary Zimmerman's superb staging and girl-off-the-street casting.
Don't see it if Are looking for glamorous stars and recognizable tunes. A deep, profound story.
See it if You need a light hearted romp into simpler times, with lively choreographyand fine voices
Don't see it if You're looking for deep meaning and complexity
See it if You are a theatre lover and are interested in older musical comedy works for the sake of the art form and want to hear good singing!
Don't see it if Your not into cheesy content and stereotypical musical theatre.