What Is the Story of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever?
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a lighthearted and supernatural musical comedy based on the original 1965 Lerner and Lane classic. This updated revival spans two eras: the jazzy 1940s and the bellbottomed 1970s. Dr. Mark Bruckner, a psychiatrist experimenting with hypnosis, takes on a new patient: David Gamble, a chain-smoking gay florist with a fear of commitment. Dr. Bruckner is shocked to discover that, when hypnotized, David transforms into Melinda Wells, a magnetic 1940s jazz singer. Bruckner, still grieving the death of his wife, believes Melinda is David’s former self. The doctor is mesmerized by the aspiring songstress and finds more and more opportunities to hypnotize David. Dr. Bruckner falls head over heels for Melinda, becoming locked in a doomed love triangle that transcends time, space and gender.
When [Harry Connick Jr.] sings, he comes alive and his caramel sound—gooey and warm—will leave you swooning. Mueller is spunky, funny, nails the mannerisms of the '40s and holds notes wonderfully.Review by Mark Kennedy from The Associated Press
Jessie Mueller as Melinda is a standout, with a crystalline soprano. Her duets with Connick — who has never sung or acted more powerfully — have an easy emotional and rhythmic grace.Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today
What Is On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Like?
On a Clear Day features an imaginative, gender-switched story paired with the classic score from the original Broadway production, including added songs from Lerner and Lane’s film scores for On a Clear Day and Royal Wedding. Broadway fans looking for a new twist on the traditional boy-meets-girl love story should look no further than this reimagined classic.
Is On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Good for Kids?
The revival contains sexual innuendos and occasional coarse language that may be inappropriate for younger children. Although many of the adult references (like the Kinsey scale) are likely to go over their heads, young teens will likely enjoy the bright costumes, dizzying sets and whimsical love story featured in On a Clear Day.