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, October 18, 2018

Theater Thursday - Ordinary Days

We were given free tickets to Ordinary Days for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Ordinary Days

Where: Clurman Theatre
             Theatre Row
              410 W. 42nd St.
              New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through November 17, 2018

Me - Ordinary Days was a show about these four people named Claire and Jason and Deb and Warren. Claire and Jason were dating, and they were moving in together. Deb and Warren didn't know each other in the beginning, but then they met and they started becoming friends. It was a good show. It was interesting how the characters all crossed paths at different moments even though Claire and Jason didn't know Deb and Warren and vice versa. I liked the music. It was pretty. If there had been a CD I would most likely have wanted to get at least a few songs. The band was behind kind of a screen. It was cool that every once in a while it lit up and you could see the band. The story was intriguing. The show was very unpredictable. I did not expect it to go in the direction it did.  I liked the ending though.

Mom - Ordinary Days is a slice of life musical. It is not big and bombastic. It is about quiet every day moments. The story revolves around two couples. Claire and Jason are a young couple in love. Yet, something is holding her back from fully committing. Deb and Warren are two strangers who are drawn together when their paths happen to cross. However, the fact that they are drawn together in strictly a platonic way keeps it from being a cliche. The structure of the show is interesting. The two couples lives intersect at various times throughout the show, but they rarely interact with each other. It's as if you are watching two different shows simultaneously (although it's a lot easier to keep track of then it sounds). The songs are nice, the acting is good and the story is interesting. It is all very engaging and seems to go by a lot quicker than the alleged 90 minute or so running time.

For more information about Ordinary Days or to purchase tickets, visit

And that's our view. Tune in Saturday for a Saturday Special.

Photo credits: All Ordinary Days production photos by Carol Rosegg

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