It is 1917 and a carpenter named Joe moves to Chicago from Prague looking for work to send money home to his family and fiancée. On his way to an interview at a piano store, he runs into the owner of the store who gives him the job on the spot. The owner is dating a cocktail waitress who is working at the Green Mill. She aspires to be his business partner at the store, but he resists. Her friend, Olivia, is a music composer and piano teacher. Shortly after meeting, Joe starts to fall for Olivia, and he doesn’t know what to do about it.
The story really draws you in and has the audience paying full attention to see what happens next. Simply put, the production is excellent. The acting and singing are superb along with the band. Also, the balance of dialog and songs is great. It is very well written by Annabelle Lee Revak. It will surely have many more productions after this short run ends.
Sam Martin is so charming and likable as the carpenter finding his way in Chicago. Michael Mejia is great as the piano store owner trying to make it work in hard times. Caitlin Dobbins is outstanding as the ambitious waitress trying to help the store succeed. Lastly, Katy Campbell is so good as the piano teacher. The audience can’t help but root for her and Joe to get together.
Cost of a ticket: $36
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Exceptional Value
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
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