Sunday, June 14, 2015

Road Show - Musical Theatre Guild

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman

Stephen Sondheim began work on a musical based on the book The Legendary Mizners (The true story of Addison and Wilson Mizner’s adventures from the beginning of the 20th century during the Alaskan Gold rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1920s) in 1953. Who would’ve thought it would take fifty-five years, multiple workshops and productions, long lasting multi-million dollar lawsuits and counter-suits (finally dismissed by the New York Supreme Court), many cut songs and rewrites, adding and removing characters, several different casts and three additional titles (Gold!Wise Guys and Bounce) before finally, in 2008, at The Public Theatre in New York and under its final title, Road Show, it officially became Sondheim’s most recent show. And another five years of letters and phone calls before we could obtain the rights to proudly bring it to you as the final show of our 2014-2015 season!

Reviews
Haines His Way Review by Rob Stevens

“…as always the case with Musical Theatre Guild offerings, the cast was sublime, resulting in probably the best sung version yet.”

The Cast

Eileen Barnett
Christopher Carothers
Will Collyer
Joshua Finkel
Zachary Ford
Barbara Carlton Heart
Pamela Hamill
Scott Harlan
Joe Hart
Carol Kline
Craig McEldowney

with guest artists
Marc Ginsburg
Tonilyn Hornung

 

Directed by Richard Israel
Music Direction by Julie Lamoureux
Production Supervision by Jill Marie Burke

Production Photographs