What Is the Story of On the Town?
It’s 1944, and a trio of sailors arrives in New York City for 24 hours of shore leave, eager to see the sights and meet pretty girls. On the subway, Gabey spots a poster of “Miss Turnstiles,” Ivy Smith, and instantly becomes obsessed with meeting her. Elsewhere, Chip takes a ride with an outgoing cab driver named Hildy, and Ozzie meets anthropologist Claire de Loone at the Museum of Natural History. By the next morning, the guys and their gals have enjoyed a night of dance and romance in some of the city’s hottest nightclubs, an adventure none of them will ever forget.
What Is On the Town Like?
If you love classic musical theater songs and great dancing, On the Town is the show for you! From the first notes of “New York, New York” to the “Imaginary Coney Island Ballet,” this lavish revival reminds you why composer Leonard Bernstein and lyricists/librettists Betty Comden and Adolph Green were masters of their craft. Choreographer Joshua Bergasse has captured the essence of Jerome Robbins’ original dances, and a young and talented cast brings fresh life to these lovable sailors and the equally lovable ladies they meet during an eventful day “on the town.”
Is On the Town Good for Kids?
Yes! Kids of all ages will love this bright and bouncy salute to life in the Big Apple. The sexual situations are played for laughs and will go over their heads, and they’ll enjoy the dancing, jokes and classic songs.