NEW MILFORD, CONN. (October 22, 2012) – For the Holiday season, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the hilarious musical tribute written in the spirit of “Forbidden Broadway,” THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) with music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart, and book by Rockwell and Bogart.
In this comic satire of musical theatre genres, one story becomes five musicals. Poor June can’t pay her rent and must face her evil landlord. How would Rodgers and Hammerstein envision the story? Perhaps in Kansas in August, with a Dream Ballet. Would Stephen Sondheim present the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes tenants’ throats in revenge because they don't appreciate art? Jerry Herman’s version may be a splashy star vehicle, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s a rock musical, and Kander and Ebb’s set in a seedy Cabaret in Chicago. It’s hard to imagine a musical tribute as complete – or as funny as – THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!).
The cast features four of the area’s finest actors: Tom Denihan (Woodbury), Jonathan Jacobson (Litchfield), and Jessica Smith and Priscilla Squiers (both Danbury).
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) is under the direction of Bradford Blake of Danbury.
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) runs December 7,8 14,15,16 21,22 28,29 31 and Jan 4,5. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on December 16. Tickets for all shows are $28 for reserved seating. On New Year’s Eve, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. there will be one gala fundraising performance with hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks. Tickets for this event are $75.
On Thursday, December 6, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.
Reservations can be made online at WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.
TheatreWorks is an award-winning, regional theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, Conn.