I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Theater Thursday - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

We were given free tickets to On A Clear Day You Can See Forever for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Where: Irish Repertory Theatre
             132 W. 22nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Now through September 6, 2018

Me -  On A Clear Day You Can See Forever was a good show. It was about a woman named Daisy. She could make plants grow by talking to them, and she also had ESP. She wanted to stop smoking so she went to be hypnotized. When she was hyponitized, she talked about a previous life. The show was completely different than any show I have ever seen before. I liked that about it. It was confusing sometimes though because of all the going back in forth in time. The story was interesting. The characters were likeable. The songs were good although none really stuck in my mind. The show was very different but worth seeing.

Mom - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever is an old Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner show that doesn't tend to get revived a lot. Aside from its short initial run on Broadway in 1966, it was briefly revived on Broadway in 2011. That version is probably best known for starring Harry Connick Jr. and being Jesse Mueller's Broadway debut. The movie version of the show starring Barbra Streisand is most likely the best known version. The show has an unusual plot about a woman named Daisy Gamble who goes to a hypnotist to stop smoking but under hynosis ends up revealing that in a previous life she was an English woman named Melinda Welles who died young while running away from her husband. All the shifts back and forth in time make the show hard to follow at times. However, Daisy Gamble is a plucky likable heroine. Melissa Errico does a great job differentiating the two women, Daisy and Melinda accents and all. The score although definitely neither Lane nor Lerner's best has some nice song including the title song and the sweet opening number, Hurry It's Lovely Up Here. Although the show itself is not the most memorable in the world, the Irish Repertory Theatre does a nice job with it, and  there are a lot worse ways to spend an afternoon or evening than attending this production of the show.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.

Photo credit: All On A Clear Day You Can See Forver production photos by Carol Rosegg.

No comments:

Post a Comment