Marry Me A Little

musicals and operas · good people theater company · Ages 10+ · United States of America

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BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 08, 2015
SONDHEIM. Let your inner musical theatre kid scream a little with excitement. Now "Marry Me A Little" is certainly not the penultimate Sondheim show. In fact, the show is mainly comprised of songs that were cut from other musicals like "Company", "Follies", "A Little Night Music", "Saturday Night", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" and "Anyone Can Whistle". That is not to say that these songs are bad. Not at all. This is quite the jukebox of some brilliant, gorgeous music. With that out of the way, let's dig into this particular fringe rendition of "Marry Me A Little". This show can be extremely hard to make sense of considering that there is no dialogue. With strong directing choices from Janet Miller, the actors are able to... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 25, 2015
“MARRY ME A LITTLE” (Gold Medal) Stephen Sondheim’s 1980 “Marry Me A Little” is akin to one those really excellent Japanese hors-d'oeuvre bars, where nothing is served but side dishes. The comparison is applicable because “Marry Me A Little” conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman René, is a review of songs culled from Sondheim’s major works – “A Little Night Music”, “Company”, and others, as well as a number of songs cut from Sondheim’s epic “Follies”. Songs that, like everything that flows from Sondheim’s pen, are gems in and of themselves, but which have been overshadowed by such towering tuneful touchstones as “Send In the Clowns”, “Losing My Mind”, “A Comedy Tonight” and “I’m Still Here”. With “Marry Me A Little” you can he... full review
ALOHA JOE certified reviewer June 20, 2015
I LOVED THIS SHOW - The cast is outstanding, the musical director is also top-notch, as is the very-effective lighting. The producer-director, Janet Miller presents us with an inside look at the Broadway stage. The nineteen music selections in this play were cut from Steven Sondheim musicals. After seeing the show one has to wonder WHY? These songs, weaved together, tell a delightful love story. Janet Miller and company get a standing "O" from me. Thank you; Jessie Withers, David Laffey, Corey Hirsch, Rebecca Schroeder and JANET MILLER. Applause, Applause, Applause! JOEY S. ... full review
ROBERT LEVENTER certified reviewer June 25, 2015
What a thrill to be in the presence of such extraordinary talent, doing Sondheim no less. As someone who doesn’t do musicals, this show was delightful. ... full review
VIRGINIA RIDGERS certified reviewer June 10, 2015
tagged as: musicals · sondheim
If you love Sondheim, you're in for a treat. You better, since there is literally no dialogue. A well cast New York couple transport you into the loneliness of the big city excellently, with very little set to work with. The songs are slow paced most of the time but this works well alongside the invisible storyline. David Laffey brings huge comedy to the more upbeat songs. Overall, a very cute, enjoyable show staged around some brilliant songs. If you love musicals, grab a ticket for this one!... full review
ARIELLA FIORE certified reviewer June 24, 2015
David Laffey and Jesse Withers deliver remarkable performances, seemingly effortlessly. They lift, they lilt, they juggle through complicated lyrics making them seem like the ABCs...and they make us care for them and understand their stories in less than an hour. And for a show made up entirely of songs cut from other shows, Janet Miller weaves the story together beautifully. The simple set, lighting, and staging prove the perfect backdrop to enjoy two incredibly talented actors sing some Sondheim that will please old fans, and newcomers alike. Definitely recommend this show.... full review
STEVEN STANLEY certified reviewer June 08, 2015
If you haven’t heard most of the music in Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little, it’s for good reason. The 1980 song cycle, conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman René, is made up almost entirely of material left on the cutting-room floor. Fortunately, even cutting-room-floor Sondheim is better than just about anyone else, and with director Janet Miller and stars Jessie Withers and David Laffey making magic on the Lillian Theatre stage, Marry Me A Little is likely to prove one of Hollywood Fringe 2015’s most popular and acclaimed hits ... Click on link to read the rest of my review.... full review
CHRISTOPHER PIEHLER certified reviewer June 08, 2015
This show is a delightful tapas platter of Sondheim songs performed by two very appealing actors.... full review
BRIAN POPE certified reviewer June 12, 2015
I'm not a big musical guy, but this Sondheim revue is a complete delight. The performers are top notch as singers and actors, the musical direction is impeccable and playful, and the direction finds all the Sondheim humor and wry insight.... full review
JAMES ESPOSITO certified reviewer June 13, 2015
All Sondheim fans need to go see this. I had seen Marry Me A Little twice in the past (professional productions too) and hated, hated, hated this musical. It always dragged on and was not at all interesting This version, directed by the brillian Janet Miller, has changed my opinion on this show. It is so good, it is kept moving and excellently directed and performed. A must see. Go see it!... full review