May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 PM May 14, 21, [email protected] 2 PM at the Mars Theater at the WYO.
Tickets go on sale April 11
Directed By Erin Butler
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theater, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingénue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. This comic valentine to musical theater was the longest running show in the York Theater Company’s 35-year history before moving to Off-Broadway.