The New Rep’s production of Marry Me A Little, is set in an apartment complex on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. The four neighbors played by Aimee Doherty, Brad Daniel Peloquin, Erica Spyres and Phil Thayer use songs from Stephen Sondheim that were originally intended for unproduced shows and cutouts from known musicals to tell their stories about love, romance, heartbreak and loneliness.
One of my favorite songs was Saturday Night performed early in the show by Aimee and Brad. I loved the end of the song when they sang, “but I’m on my own on a Saturday night with no one to phone on a Saturday night and when you’re alone on a Saturday night you might as well be… dead.”
Not all the songs made sense to me, but that didn’t detract from the overall experience and in some cases actually made me like the show even more. For example, I loved it when Brad and Phil sing Can That Boy Foxtrot, which is filled with not so subtle innuendo about one man’s
love lust for another.
Compliments to the two pianists Todd Gordon and David McGrory as well as Erica Spyres who pulled double duty with a lead role and as violinist for several songs. This is worth venturing out to Watertown and with the show concluding by 9pm you can even grab a dinner next door following the performance.Marry Me A Little – New Rep Theatre in Watertown, MA January 6 – 27, 2013 Purchase tickets here