Merrily We Roll Along
4Leaf Music Productions in association with Golden Performing Arts Center proudly presents Merrily We Roll Along.
Merrily We Roll Along is Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. Sondheim and 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.
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, Charley Kringas and Mary Flynn, through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The story 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.
This fully orchestrated production features Tori Gresham (Mary Flynn) courtesy of AEA, and some of LA's finest, up and coming talent including Texas State MT graduate Trevor James Berger (Franklin Shepard), NYU Acting graduate Jeremy Ethan Harris (Charley Kringas), Renee Cohen (Gussie Carnegie), Sarah Ryan (Beth Spencer) and Brian Felker (Joe Josephson). The ensemble features Logan Allison, Taylor Bass, Riley Boronkay, Aaron Camitses, Donna Kim, Ashley Knaack, Josiah Lucus, Shaunte Nickels, Chris Thume, and Vince Venia.
Our creative team is headed by Sonny James Lira (director) with Jan Roper (musical director), Effy Yang (scenic/projection design), Zachary Titterington (lighting design), Michael Mullen (costume design), Jeff Resnick (sound engineer), and Mani Kham (stage manager).
About Stephen Sondheim:
Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night (1954), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday In The Park With George (1984), Into The Woods (1987), Assassins (1991), Passion (1994) and Road Show (2008) as well as lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959) and Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973).
About George Furth:
In addition to Merrily We Roll Along he has written the Broadway shows Company, The Act, Twigs, The Supporting Cast, Merrily We Roll Along, Precious Sons and Getting Away With Murder. Mr. Furth is also an accomplished actor having performed in numerous films and TV shows. (See IMDb for additional information.)
Merrily We Roll Along is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. Abbreviated story background and bios courtesy of MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
The Colony Theatre (View)
555 N. Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
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