★★★★★ ‘The perfect recipe for a great night’s entertainment.’ Musical Theatre Review
★★★★★ ‘A joyful thing indeed.’ Attitude Mag
★★★★★ ‘Make sure to pay Unexpected Joy a visit.’ London Theatre 1
★★★★★ Musical Manda
★★★★ ‘Powerful, roof-raising vocals.’ British Theatre
★★★★ ‘A compelling and joyful production.’ Broadway World
★★★★ ‘Moments of sheer joy.’ The Reviews Hub
Unexpected Joy is the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions and a week together where change is in the air – Joy, a baby boomer pop star, is visited by her daughter, Rachel and granddaughter Tamara. Rachel is married to a prominent televangelist, so Joy is reluctant to divulge that she’s planning to marry Lou, another singer who happens to be a woman. A week with all four together is bound to lead to tension, laughter, discoveries and happiness that really is unexpected. Let the sparks and music fly!
Through laughter, tears, self-discovery, and an original and compelling score, Unexpected Joy encourages its characters, as well as the audience, to take a journey of self-discovery because, at the end of the day, we really are all just one big family.
With Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell (Tony-nominated for Side Show) and Music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.)
Recommended for ages 11+.
Amy Anders Corcoran
General Manager for Aria Entertainment