Channeling musicals like Once and Come From Away, The Spitfire Grill serves up comfort and respite from a complicated world, with a beautiful score that is a hybrid mix of folk, blues, and bluegrass.
Soulful and transcendent. It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. What even in normal times would be a joy is, in these troubled ones, sheer nourishment.- John Simon, New York Magazine
The show does a wonderful job of reminding us that girls and women can be the authors of their own fate; that they can make their own mistakes and learn from them, that they can change and grow, rise and fall, – and rise again – without the need of a male savior. The story also reminds us that no matter where we are in our journey, we should always be amenable to change. Indeed, change is one of the only things we can count on in life.
The songs are shiny with tunefulness, hope, and all-American inflections of country and folk. The score has a gentle American vernacular charm, and the lyrics have a matching ease and simplicity. –
The New York Times
Running November 3 – 20 / Thursdays through Sundays / two shows on Saturdays.
Preview show is Thursday, November 3.
Join our Spotlight Series Partners on these dates!
Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence: Sat., 11/5;
Broadway House for Continuing Care: Thurs., 11/10;
Out Montclair: Friday, 11/11;
Montclair Local: Thursday, 11/17.