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Your Name On My Lips

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow, Banal

About the show

Theater for the New City presents a new musical about a young artist trying to pursue his passions: painting and his longtime girlfriend. More…

Sam, a self-taught painter, struggles to get into an art institute while fighting to hold on to the love of his life. With a contemporary, classically infused score, 'Your Name on My Lips' is a journey back to when love was earnest, feelings were deep, and romance was unabashedly unapologetic.

Member Reviews (23)


Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow, Banal
Avg Score

Banal, Fluffy, Slow, Insipid

See it if You love fluffy. This one is a swing and a miss. Songs are weak. Show is weak. I wanted to like it, but I quickly also wanted to leave.

Don't see it if You want a guaranteed joyful experience. You probably won't have one.I got my tix before the other reviews were posted.

Overly long rather bland musical which doesn't quite live up to its name

See it if You don't mind boring orchestration, redundant music, a potentially irritating female lead and a pounding, unrelenting piano.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fully polished, Broadway production. Want to make an early night of it.

Also I read several of the reviews before I went and so did not expect the ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy seeing show that are in development

Don't see it if If you want to see a very polished show.

Great singing, Cliched, Disappointing, Banal, Insipid

See it if You want to see talented young performers ina play that feels like it is in development- too long and would have been better sung through

Don't see it if U want polish and cant handle a very annoying leading lady or a book that is cliched and doesn't fully explore themes it raises

Insipid, Amateurish, Cliched, Childish

See it if You owe a favor to a cast or crew member

Don't see it if You can do anything else

Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Slow, Long

See it if See if you like musicals

Don't see it if If you don't like to spend a long time at a show

Great singing, Disappointing, Overrated, Weak writing

See it if If you like a coming of age musical with good singers but weak writing. There where a few nice songs.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a well organized show. The actors where good singers but plot and writing were weak.

Also At times plot a little confusing and with it jumping around so much it... Read more Read less

Great singing, Refreshing, Romantic, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if Open minded about new works & see show without any jaded, snobbish, unrealistic high standards. Most importantly, you still believe in love

Don't see it if U r persnickety about every detail in a musical being polished & Bway std. U don't appreciate the hard work of tiny budget community theater

Also Although show is closed as of review date, I want to give credit where... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Excruciating, Trite

See it if Don't see it

Don't see it if You like good theatre

Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if You want to support smaller productions in community spaces. You are interested in exploring love and loss and can tolerate many flaws.

Don't see it if You want to see a polished, fully realized musical. You cannot tolerate multiple plot holes, inconsistent performances and a too-long show.

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you are drunk, and are prepared to see something awful. It's amateurish at best, and naively self-important. Unintentionally funny at times.

Don't see it if you can't handle seeing a bad show. I cringed throughout Act 1. This is the only time I have left a show at intermission.

Romantic, Good singing, Dreary staging, Good music, Raw

See it if you like musicals and accept developing work on small budget. Music and singing is good. Very nice cello (wish there was more) segment.

Don't see it if you must have elaborate and fully developed Broadway production. Don't like musicals. Seeking unconventional or not romantic plot.

Also Venue is dated, spacious with uncomfortable seats.... Read more Read less

Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy being bored and insult your intelligence to waste time from the pathetic dialogue to the pitiful songs. Awful direction and stagin

Don't see it if You have taste in theatre and want good direction and a decent story and songs for the poor actors to perform.

Also Watching these poor actors trying to practice their craft was just exc... Read more Read less

Cliched, Slow, Overwritten, Indulgent

See it if you have time for a sweet, amateurish show w/ all the pitfalls of a work in earliest stages of development. It makes good use of the space.

Don't see it if you want a well-edited show w/ a strong narrative arc. It had too many underdeveloped plot points, and the music & lyrics were not memorable

Also Overall, the show's casual misogyny was hard to stomach. Not only was ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like small theaters where you feel part of the action

Don't see it if you only like happy endings

Predictable, Amateurish, Overly long, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You want to support musicals in their earliest stages featuring a young enthusiastic cast of good singers.

Don't see it if You are looking for anything new by way of a plot or a fully formed show.

Also There are many talented performers in this piece, but the plot is pred... Read more Read less

Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You are passionate about supporting amateur theatre or if you can handle zags when they SHOULD zig

Don't see it if You have seen other musicals about love and loss because this one won't measure up

Banal, Confusing, Great singing, Indulgent, Disjointed

See it if You like small, intimate productions that wander through the twists of a relationship falling apart. You want your expectations overturned.

Don't see it if You mind uneven singing quality (the lead woman wasn't as good as the rest of the cast), weird pacing, and self-indulgent writing.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You don't mind a weak draw out storyline but great singing by most of the actors.

Don't see it if Want a polished product. Wish it was but it's not.

Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Slow, Confusing

See it if You want a show with a talented cast. If you like shows that has strong male characters dominating a show. If you like conceptial shows.

Don't see it if If you like a cohesive show, there are a lot of awkward scene changes that take you out of the moment. There are not many memorable songs.

Messy, Amateurish, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of Footloose, Grease and the like and want to see a cheap, mediocre show in marginally that same genre and realm.

Don't see it if you want to see a well-written show that is better than mediocre in any aspect at all.

Confusing, Funny, Ambitious, Banal, Slow

See it if you're okay with casual misogyny, you don't mind a work in progress, you don't mind a show.

Don't see it if you like a cohesive show, you prefer a linear plot, you want a thought provoking original show.

Also The talent in this show is incredible, great actors and great singers!... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Dated, Slow

See it if You have friends or relatives in this production.

Don't see it if This was not an entertaining was very slow, long and at times bordering on ridiculous. I

“Your Name On My Lips” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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