Comic Satire The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
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The last date listed for The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) was Thursday July 14, 2005 / 7:30pm.
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Britt is the perfect kid -- she never gets into trouble and loves making her friends happy. But in Stinky Kids: The Musical, things take a turn for the worse when she wakes up with an epic wad of gum stuck in her hair! Britt is worried that her parents will cancel the trip to the brand-new bounce house, so she has to rely on her mischievous friends to help her, embarking on an unexpected adventure across their neighborhood. This award-winning show based on the best-selling series of books will make your family stand up and cheer! Learn More
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- "Real wit, real charm! It's great fun!" --New York Times
- "Charming! Funny! Hits its targets with sophisticated affection!" --New York Magazine
- "Witty! Refreshing! Juicily merciless!" --Village Voice
Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about ... musicals! In a comic satire of musical theatre genres, one story becomes five musicals, each in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.
June, an ingenue who can't pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalized the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a Dream Ballet. The story is then done in the style of Stephen Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don't appreciate his art. When presented in the style of Jerry Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle, while the Andrew Lloyd Webber version is a rock musical, with borrowed themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander and Ebb, set in a speakeasy in Chicago . The tone of this evening of satire is loving/irreverent "in a sorry/grateful kind of way."