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Words and Music (Dream Up)

From 13 member  reviews
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. More…

Ed, a piano tuner and composer haunted by visions of his late wife, is writing a musical with his ailing lyricist friend, Howie. Ed pitches it to several theaters hoping one of them will bite. However, after several rejections, Ed's mental health begins to deteriorate, turning his collaboration with Howie toxic. The show chronicles Ed's struggle to escape his past, in the form of his wife's ghost.

Member Reviews (13)


Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent

What were they thinking?, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you like a show with an awful story line; pitchy singing and bad acting...

Don't see it if you want to see good theater...

Cliched, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You like simple and cliche . You're easily entertained .

Don't see it if Your looking for a deep musical with strong singing talent.

Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like trite tripe performed amateurishly in a theater with no a/c on a humid 90 degree NYC day.

Don't see it if You're expecting to enjoy an evening out at the theater.

Disappointing, Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal

See it if You have a friend in the show. The lead actor who played Ed has most of the songs. Not sure if this was best for the show...

Don't see it if You find arrogance annoying. If you seek a musical that has songs with memorable melodies instead of talking singing. The Ghost sang best.

Indulgent, Slow

See it if are related or friends with the playwright. The show seems very personal.

Don't see it if enjoy engaging characters and dynamic story telling.

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