“Ordinary Days”

Ordinary Days 8½ x 11 No Text“Ordinary Days”
Regional Premiere
July 10-26, 2015
Sugar Space Studio Theater, Sugar House
616 Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Directed by Chase Ramsey
Music Direction by Jeanne McGuire

From one of musical theater’s most exciting new composers comes “Ordinary Days,” a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, “Ordinary Days” tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary.

The series of funny and fortuitous events in this intimate, fast-paced musical proves that ordinary days can be simply extraordinary.

Describing “Ordinary Days” as “quietly affecting,” the New York Times’ Charles Isherwood writes that the musical “introduces a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater, the composer and lyricist Adam Gwon. Mr. Gwon writes crisp, fluid and often funny lyrics that reflect the racing minds of the four New Yorkers on a nervous search for their immediate futures.”

“A pleasantly surprisingly exemplar of old-fashioned musical comedy values, ‘Ordinary Days’ delivers a jolt of freshness almost entirely attributable to the songwriting prowess of Adam Gwon.”—The Hollywood Reporter

“Adam Gwon’s sweet and tender survey of four youngish New Yorkers, ‘Ordinary Days’ is the kind of unadorned musical that feels like such a fresh alternative to most of the overproduced stuff on Broadway. Extraordinarily charming…effervescent, urban-romantic melodies…joyfully eye-filling.”—The Washington Post

“Adam Gwon reveals a gift for musicalizing everyday moments of emotional turmoil — those mini-breakdowns and almost-blowouts that nudge you to find if not a better life then a better way of coping with the one you’re stuck with. After ‘Ordinary Days’ you’ll as if you’ve just had an experience that was more than a little special.”—The Los Angeles Times

“Extraordinary…this is the rare musical that ends before you’re ready to part with it.”—Metro Weekly

“A pure joy…a delight. Don’t miss this one.”—DC Theatre Scene

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