Days of Wine and Roses In the cool musical “Days of Wine and Roses,” Brian d’Arcy James and Kelli O’Hara play a couple, Joe and Kirsten, dealing with a tricky love story because of their struggle with alcohol. These two awesome actors, who were also in “Sweet Smell of Success,” bring back their on-stage magic.
Time Travel Going to the 1950s
This musical takes us back to the 1950s, following Joe, a work guy, and Kirsten, a fancy secretary. They fall in love fast, but things get tough with alcohol troubles.
Starting with Fun From Drinks to Marriage
Joe introduces Kirsten to a tasty drink, and their love grows. But guess what? The more they love, the more they rely on alcohol. They announce their marriage while being a bit too drunk and face challenges when they become parents. It’s like a big slide into problems because of drinking.
Feeling Lots of Emotions Happy and Sad
The musical is super cool because of how well Brian and Kelli act. They show us the happy times of their love and the really sad parts when everything goes wrong. We all hope they make it through the tough times.
Brian’s Big Act Joe’s Secret Feelings
Brian, who plays Joe, is a war hero with hidden feelings. He acts like a cool guy from the 1950s, but we see he’s scared inside. There’s a part where he sings a super powerful song in a special place, and it’s really cool.
Kelli’s Turn Kirsten’s Complicated Feelings
Kelli, who got a Tony award, plays Kirsten. She’s like a movie star from the old days. Kirsten uses drinks to have fun but also to feel close to Joe. It’s hard for her because she knows drinking hurts her family, but she can’t stop. Kelli shows us happy moments and really sad ones, even in bed with a drink.
Words that Make You Think Craig Lucas’ Writing
The person who wrote the words for the play, Craig Lucas, did a great job. He talks about a serious thing like drinking problems but also makes us laugh sometimes. Joe learns about himself in a song, but his friend tells him he’s not perfect yet. There are parts that feel a bit long, but when everything is exciting, it’s super cool.
Music that Tells a Story Adam Guettel’s Sounds
The music and words in the musical are done by Adam Guettel. He makes the old love days sound different from the times when things get bad. There’s a song that tells us about Joe and Kirsten becoming like two dolphins in big waves. Later, when they have problems, the song comes back, showing how easy it is to go back to their troubles.
Seeing Real Life Fighting Alcohol Problems
“Days of Wine and Roses” is a serious play that shows us how hard it is when people have problems with drinks. It’s not always happy, but it helps us understand how tough it can be. Maybe it makes us think about being kind to others who are having a hard time.
In the end, “Days of Wine and Roses” is like a super good show because of the awesome acting, cool writing, and music that tells us a big story. It’s not just fun, but it makes us think about love, problems, and how people can be strong even when things get tough.