THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS THE MUSICAL!
The Story Collective of Cincinnati
Fitton Center for the Creative Arts [Hamilton]
Directed by Ed Cohen
Musical direction by Mark Femia
Choreographed by Maria Huey
Cast: Kayla Stroud as Our Ingenue, Will Ellis as Our Hero, Susan Jung as Our Friend & Gabe Hoyer as Our Villain
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. An entertaining comic valentine to musical theatre.
- Tue-Fri, May 10-13 at 7:30pm
- Sat, May 14 at 2pm & 7:30pm
- Sun, May 15 at 2pm