Monday, April 8, 2013

L M N O P Completes Line Up at Norma Terris

What would you do if one day you could no longer use the letter Z? Then Q? Then E?

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that L M N O P –a tale about a town thrown into chaos after that very scenario becomes a reality –will round out their three-show season at The Norma Terris Theatre July 25 - Aug. 18. Based on Mark Dunn’s award-winning novel Ella Minnow Pea, this musical is about a quiet town changed by power, greed and fear and the heroine who restores her community is destined to be a summertime smash.

When letters begin to fall from a monument in town, government officials ban them one by one. Chaos ensues until a determined teenage girl rallies the community to fight for freedom of speech. This unique musical is part romance, part clever word game and part adult fable that reminds us of how precious our liberties are, how quickly unbridled extremism can take them from us, and how important it is to have the courage to stand up for what we believe. A captivating story you’ll n_v_r forg_t!

L M N O P is written by Paul Loesel (Music) and Scott Burkell (Book and Lyrics). Their musical The Extraordinary Ordinary received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, workshops at ASCAP and CAP21 and productions at the Philly Fringe Festival, Farmers Alley Theatre, and Off-Broadway’s Clurman Theatre. They have received the Jonathan Larson and Burton Lane Awards.

Joe Calarco will direct.

The Norma Terris Theatre is located at 33 North Main Street in Chester. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale: 860-873-8668; www.goodspeed.org.

No comments:

C O N N E C T I C U T
--- A R T S ---
C O N N E C T I O N

Lauren Yarger with playwright Alfred Uhry at the Mark Twain House. Photo: Jacques Lamarre)

Blog Archive

Copyright Notice

All contents are copyrighted © Lauren Yarger 2009-2016. All rights reserved.