Merrily We Roll Along Reviews
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
"...The production rises to the task, as we’re drawn into the characters’ journeys despite their flaws. Ryan Burke’s Frank, the talented composer who becomes a sceney Hollywood producer, seems to genuinely regret getting dragged into his new, deeply uncomfortable life. Harrison Smith’s Charley, Frank’s songwriting partner, is affable amid his resentment. Sarah Chapin is both amusing and cutting as Mary, the author in unrequited love with Frank (a trait that has always felt underwritten)."
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
"...Set in a particular period though it is, Merrily We Roll Along is not a show that becomes dated. The question “How did you get to be here?” applies to everyone’s life at some point, and to the life of a community or country as well. Keegan’s production, first class in every respect, keeps the question vividly alive."
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
"...Tragically, it often does take a death to rehabilitate the image of a much-maligned piece of theatre. In the wake of Stephen Sondheim’s passing, his most autobiographical show has received a film adaptation from Richard Linklater, an acclaimed Broadway revival, and, finally, a revival here in D.C. Though famous for its hostile structure and harsh edges, in the cozy walls of the Keegan, “Merrily We Roll Along” finds the footing it so richly deserves—a footing unsurprisingly steeped in memory and longing."