“It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin to approach. What even in normal times would be a joy is, in these troubled ones, sheer nourishment.” ~ John Simon, New York Magazine
“If after the events of recent weeks you need any reason at all to embrace life again, the musical you’ve been waiting for has arrived. The Spitfire Grill is one of the most heartfelt musicals of recent years, its homespun charms as inviting as a warm winter blanket” ~ Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway
“…a lovely new musical in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition” ~ Victor Gluck, AP
Recently released from a five-year prison sentence for manslaughter, Percy Talbot finds her second chance working at the Spitfire Grill. The grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town. With Percy’s future hanging in the balance, she convinces the owner to raffle it off with an essay contest. Soon, mail arrives by the wheelbarrow, and things really start cooking at the Spitfire Grill! With its roots in blues and folk music, this soaring score creates a musical triumph that celebrates second chances and the lasting impact one person can make in a life.