Words and Music (Dream Up)
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Words and Music (Dream Up)
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Words and Music (Dream Up) NYC Reviews and Tickets

55%
(13 Ratings)
Positive
15%
Mixed
46%
Negative
39%
Members say
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent

About the Show

Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival: This new musical examines the lives of two aging men struggling to stay afloat in the rapidly evolving New York theater industry.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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209 Reviews | 38 Followers
85
Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever songwriting illuminates getting old and fading dreams with intelligence and humor, Great singing

See it if Musicals are your thing and you've reached the age when you're resigned to the fact that your dreams will fade but life is still worthwhile.

Don't see it if clever song writing about the world of musicals and growing older has no appeal for you. I'm over 65 and I loved this show!

68 Reviews | 16 Followers
70
Romantic

See it if you like musicals about overcoming grief/loss

Don't see it if you want-a polished production-an elaborate set design

417 Reviews | 190 Followers
63
Indulgent, Slow, Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you like the old story of the composer/lyricist team who keep trying for a hit and never quite get there; have a best friend;like kitsch

Don't see it if you expect a surprise ending;expect perfect singing and elegant lyrics; do not give small time playwrights/composers/lyricists a chance

76 Reviews | 21 Followers
60
Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You're not very demanding when it comes to theatre shows.

Don't see it if You have high expectations in terms of acting, singing, production values, etc.

166 Reviews | 49 Followers
58
Good plot, Some weak singing, Good dialogue, Some weak acting, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a story about male friendship and you don't mind some mediocre singing of nice songs, and some mixed levels of performances.

Don't see it if You are expecting highly professional singing and acting.

349 Reviews | 57 Followers
52
Mediocre, Cliched, Some good songs

See it if You enjoy pale imitations of Sondheimesque life crises about two-dimensional characters who don't sing very well.

Don't see it if For the same price you can see a good movie.

57 Reviews | 13 Followers
50
Slow

See it if You can appreciate actors who put their best foot forward. You want to support your local community.

Don't see it if You are looking for a cast that has effortless chemistry.

258 Reviews | 104 Followers
50
Disappointing, Well-intentioned, Slow

See it if you want to experience well-meaning, affordable community theatre with a receptive audience?

Don't see it if you love music—you'll rarely discern melody in the mostly-spoken songs and vocal delivery painful; Kyle Hughes is the notable exception!