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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

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!


See it if you like musicals about overcoming grief/loss

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

“Words and Music (Dream Up)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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