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Eleanor Sleeps Here View Details Compare
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The final piece of the Suite, the melodic ELEANOR SLEEPS HERE, is a heart rending examination of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok as they're being flown over Washington by Amelia Earhart. (see FIRST LADY SUITE)

     

Embarrassments Drama View Details Compare
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The date: January 5, 1895. The place: the St. James Theater in London's West End. Tonight, brilliant novelist Henry James hopes to change his life with the opening of his new venture: a play, into which he has poured his vulnerable heart. In tragic-comic scenes that evoke his love and terror of the theatre, he stalls and hallucinates before attending the ill-fated premiere of his famously disastrous play Guy Domville. Meanwhile, deep in his imagination, a parallel short story, "Nona Vincent," unfolds. In it, a young, hopeful and impoverished playwright, Wayworth, is about to have his first, very commercial, play produced. He is drawn into a triangle with his elegant patron, Mrs. Alsager, and his young leading lady, Violet Grey. With increasing speed, these two stories, one real and one imaginary, drive toward their very different confrontations with destiny.

From the authors of the award-winning Bed and Sofa, a witty, touching and acclaimed new musical based on a notorious event in the life of writer Henry James. EMBARRASSMENTS was the first commissioned work—and first world premiere—at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater. "A lively, funny, and very smart musical … Klavan's clever book is well matched by Pen's music." —Variety. "An inventive musical…features Pen's explosive score and Klavan's exceptional book…EMBARRASSMENTS is the rare double treat. Whether you're seeking intellectual stimulation or just an entertaining evening out, this beautifully designed, written, and performed production is bound to satisfy." —Philadelphia Weekly. "An offbeat, original, and enjoyable musical…[a] witty and knowing book…concise and imaginative songs." —Philadelphia Inquirer. "A breathtaking ninety-minute chamber musical…cannot help but to redefine the artistic boundaries of the musical theater." —Reading Eagle. "Terrific fun." —WRTL Radio.   

Eulogy for Mister Hamm View Details Compare
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The sundry characters of EULOGY FOR MISTER HAMM wait on line to use their flop house's one available bathroom, and find they must unwillingly band together when they fear that their superintendent may be dead.

"[Michael John LaChiusa] has a heightened hothouse style reminiscent of that in Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, with everyone singing intensely about seemingly mundane matters." —NY Times.   

Eyam Drama View Details Compare
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The true story of a small Derbyshire village that was hit by the plague in the autumn of 1665. The new rector William Mompesson persuaded the villagers almost single-handed to stay cut off from the world in order to stop the plague spreading throughout the county, and over the next 13 months 267 of the 350-strong community died. Within this story of sacrifice and heroism we see how the self-imposed isolation affected the community’s individuals. Despite the enormity of the tragedy, this is a life-affirming and still relevant drama, set to powerful music.

Firebrand of Florence, The Comedy/Satire; Fantasy/Adventure View Details Compare
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Benvenuto Cellini, the great Florentine artist, is sentenced to hang, but he is pardoned when the duke realises that he has not completed a previously commissioned sculpture. Freed, Cellini is able to turn his attention to his favourite model (and object of his affections), Angela. The Duke also is interested in Angela. In a typical operetta plot, Cellini swashbuckles around the stage, keeping the Duke away from Angela, keeping himself away from the Duchess, and escaping yet another death sentence by fleeing to Paris, as the end of the show recapitulates the beginning.

Originally seen on Broadway in 1945, this effervescent comedy - an American equivalent to the opera comique of Offenbach - was brilliantly revived for the BBC’s Kurt Weill Weekend at the Barbican, where Rodney Gilfry starred in the title role in a concert performance with Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (a performance recorded by Capriccio). The show offers a standout lead role for a baritone and a score featuring songs like ‘Life, Love, and Laughter’, ‘You’re Far Too Near Me’ and ‘Sing Me Not a Ballad’. A critical edition is available.

Five Course Love Comedy/Satire View Details Compare
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Three actors play fifteen different characters in five different restaurants on the hunt for one true love. The evening begins at Dean's Old-Fashioned All-American Down-Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats, where a blind date goes charbroiled wrong. Next, at the Trattoria Pericolo, a mob wife has a secret rendezvous behind her husband's back. At Der Schlupfwinkel Speiseplatz, a waiter, a dominatrix and her kept man discover at the same hilarious moment that they are all dating each other. In Ernesto's Cantina, a hill bandit and his rival battle for the hand of the beautiful Rosalinda. And at the Star-Lite Diner, a waitress pines for her true love and gets a little help from Cupid in making her dreams come true.

"FIVE COURSE LOVE is artfully silly and genuinely funny…hilarious and imaginative." —Associated Press. "Pleasantly fluffy…five looks at love set in five different restaurants…Gregg Coffin, who wrote the music, lyrics and book, seems to have a nice ear for catchy, zippy tunes…Lots of laughs!" —NY Times. "Coffin's score is tuneful and his lyrics are witty…deliciously silly and unexpectedly poignant." —BackStage. "The ingredients are all there…a pretty tasty experience." —NY Post. "Genuinely heartwarming…an undercurrent of unrequited love pierces the often blistering, breakneck comedy and creates moments of surprising seriousness and sentimentality…distinctive, tuneful, and highly memorable…" —Talkin' Broadway. "It's as fluffy as mousse and often just as delicious…a clever little roundelay…packed with witty lyrics and shared mayhem…" —TheaterMania.com. "It's a cute, diverting, fast-paced little show…alternately silly and sweet, raunchy and romantic…sweetly sincere…" —Broadway.com.     

Frederica Drama View Details Compare
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1771 and 1779, Sesenheim and Strasbourg, France. FREDERICA tells the story of the young Johann Wolfgang Goethe, the celebrated German poet, and his doomed love for Frederica, daughter of the Vicar of Sesenheim. Anxious not to stand in the way of Goethe’s career, Frederica sacrifices her love for him.

G2K Cinderella Fantasy/Adventure; Romance G2K... View Details Compare
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The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

G2K Oklahoma Comedy/Satire; Drama; Romance G2K... View Details Compare
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The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colourful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

G2K Once Upon A Mattress Fantasy/Adventure; Romance G2K... View Details Compare
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The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and The Pea, you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger actors and audiences, but all the magic, hilarity and fun of the original are still in place.

G2K…ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is the perfect show to introduce young people to the magic of live theatre.

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