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Wonderful Town

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great singing
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Members
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17 reviews
 

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.

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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.

 

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Reviews (19)

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TheaterScene.net

"The 1953 Bernstein score retains its effervescence and charm, as well as presaging music to come from him in future years...While Pappas’ production is a delightful throwback to a more innocent time, it is guilty of some odd choices...'Wonderful Town' is one of those musical comedies which seem to get better as they age...Director Evan Pappas has given the Musicals Tonight! revival a bright, breezy, high-spirited production that is certain to put a smile on your face." Full Review

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Woman Around Town

"This lively production features the talents of director Evan Pappas, whose keen eye for character turns and aesthetic arrangements, even when his cast just poses, serve to entertain and enhance, and choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo, whose work is buoyant. It also features an unusual cavalcade of good actors having fun with smaller roles...The musical itself is a romp and there are so many unexpectedly nifty moments, I found myself smiling almost throughout the whole piece." Full Review

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Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You'd like to see how NYC in the 1950's were like in a light, fun way.

Don't see it if You're only into contemporary works.

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Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great songs, Breezy

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!

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Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing

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.

91
Clever, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Nostalgic

Don't see it if Want to dream

77
Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like

Don't see it if you dont

100
Entertaining

See it if You like musicals

Don't see it if You do not like musicals

95
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if You like classic musicals with songs like OHIO and a love story

Don't see it if You don't like musical theater

87
Funny, Enchanting, Slow, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like old-timey pieces.

Don't see it if You get bored, easily.

70
Clever, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you like "old musicals"

Don't see it if you are expecting to be blown aqay

26
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Dated, Great staging

See it if You like Lively fluff

Don't see it if You want a good story

87
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like simple plots and good, clean fun.

Don't see it if You're tired of cliches.

89
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a "feel good" experience!

Don't see it if you really don't enjoy upbeat positive musicals!

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like 1950s style musicals. If you like to laugh.

Don't see it if Don't have a sense of humor.

75
Delightful, Dizzying, Overrated, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

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Innocent, well choreographed, lively, light hearted, nostalgic,

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

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Charming, great sets and costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like cute musicals

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Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Fans of Classic Musical Theatre

Don't see it if Don't like Musical Theatre