April’s Musical of the Month: Ordinary Days

Julia Stanski, Editor

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This little gem of a show is almost a one-act, clocking in at only 85 minutes. Written in 2008 by American composer Adam Gwon, Ordinary Days looks at four millennials dealing with life in New York City and the chance occurrences that cause their paths to intertwine. It’s a very contemporary-feeling show, with vivid and accessible characters and a charming score. Fresh and funny, its musical numbers are beautiful little portraits that could stand on their own, and include highlights like “Don’t Wanna Be Here” and “Saturday at the Met”. Its message about finding connection and beauty in everyday things is simple, but almost ridiculously relevant. Ordinary Days is definitely worth a listen if you’re in the mood for something smart, bittersweet and eminently relatable.

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