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Musical Of Musicals (The Musical!), The

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A comic satire of musical theatre genres where one story becomes five musicals, each with the distinctive style of a different master of the form. Read More >

June can't pay her rent. Her landlord is demanding, her lover is romantic and her friend is bursting with good advice.

In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalised the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet. The story is then recreated 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 vehiclem while the Andrew Lloyd Webber versions 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.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 05/12/2006

Opening Night: 07/12/2006

Closing Night: 14/01/2007

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Paul Baker, Julie-Alanah Brighten, Susannah Fellows, Ian McLarnon

Creative

Director - Julian Woolford

Producer - Neil Laidlaw, Melanie Herman, The York Theatre Company and Martian Entertainment in association with Louis Bluver and NML Productions

Designer - Ben Stones

Choreographer - Steven Harris

Lighting Designer - Emma Chapman

Lyrics By - Joanne Bogart