Music & Lyrics
by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Based on the original play by
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.
Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer and Harold Prince in Association with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines.
Presented by Magnormos and Melbourne Recital Centre
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27th
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG begins in the past and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shephard 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.
The authors of
COMPANY reunited to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head
with MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - a thrilling and compelling Broadway fable
about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. With a
unique narrative style that begins in the present and moves backwards
in time, the story revolves around Franklin Shepard who, having once
been a talented Broadway composer, has now abandoned his friends and
his songwriting career to become a Hollywood producer. The
milestones of his personal and professional lives are portrayed through
a sequence of flashbacks, exploring the turbulence of his relationships
and the changing America around him.
Thank you to Hal Leonard Australia, The Entertainment Store, Theatre Works,
Sweet As, Chamber Music Australia, Eplot Digital Printing,