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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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