Stephen Sondheim's Classic Musical Merrily We Roll Along
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The last date listed for Merrily We Roll Along was Friday March 24, 2006 / 8:00pm.
Book by: George Furth
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Music by: Stephen Sondheim
The authors of the landmark “Company” reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success.
“Merrily We Roll Along” begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals. Like “Company,” “Merrily We Roll Along” is a modest-sized show that crackles with the wit, humor and intensity that embody the spirit of New York City. With a brilliant “Broadway-style” score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, “Merrily We Roll Along” is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.
The La Habra Depot is thrilled to produce this classic musical, continuing on the rich success of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods” three seasons ago. “Merrily We Roll Along” promises to be the artistic highlight of the 2005-06 season.