“Married Alive!” is a funny and touching new musical that looks in on two married couples, one newlywed and one oldly-wed. From babies to empty nests, job stress to domestic bliss, it’s fast-paced and acerbic, but always affectionate. As one patron put it, “A hoot with a heart!” “Married Alive!” is a funny, affectionate outrage, and all it takes is four actors and a piano to go on this journey from Niagara to Viagra.
“At MARRIED ALIVE! you’ll laugh out loud. If you don’t, someone should check your pulse.”
– Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star
“MARRIED ALIVE! will have audiences cry-laughing in the aisles. A playful jab at everything from the ideal to the ordeal.”
– Jim Quensenberry, Washington County News
“A roller coaster ride of sheer hilarity with a few stops for poignancy along the way”
– Jonathan Pearson, University News
“Laugh out loud funny …fun, charming, good writing
…very romantic …the ideal show.”
– Jonathan Abarbanel & Kelly Kleiman, NPR -Chicago
“The best new couples musical since I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE!, MARRIED ALIVE! will not only make you laugh, it will make a difference in your life.”
– David Arisco, Artistic Director – Actors’ Playhouse
“Writer Sean Grennan and composer Leah Okimoto have concocted a satirical reflection on the trials of marriage in modern America – everything from repellant in-laws to recalcitrant teenage offspring – while still leaving room for the occasional moment of honest tenderness and bittersweet sentiment.”
“It good-naturedly chides people stupid enough to get all starry-eyed and marry, and, somehow, through thick and thin, stupid enough to end up still loving one another.”
“Even if the title of the play doesn’t tip you off that it is going to be a hoot, the opening few minutes should, especially when both bride and groom at the wedding ceremony whip out long scrolls, each containing their own self-penned vows with phrases such as ‘I vow to be the Ken to your Barbie.'”
” It’s gratifying that chunks of real sorrow and madness marble all the farcical sing-alongs and uplift of the final act.”
“The adventures (and misadventures) that follow ‘I do’ are the fodder for Married Alive!, the frothy yet sporadically pithy summer show that has just opened at Actors’ Playhouse.”
MARRIED ALIVE! is now published by Playscripts, Inc.!
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New York, NY 10123
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