Merrily We Roll Along
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth
Directed by Ben Cassidy
Performed at the Lansing Media Center, 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
About this Production
Sondheim’s semi-autobiographical musical turns back the clock on friendship and the high price of success.
The authors of the landmark Company reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. Stephen Sondheim and George 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 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. Merrily We Roll Along crackles with wit, humor and intensity with a brilliant score. Don’t miss this spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.
This production will be performed at the Lansing Media Center, 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. (*Please note there is no performance on Friday October 21).
Show Dates & Times:
- Thursday Oct 20 @ 8pm
- Saturday Oct 22 @ 8pm
- Sunday Oct 23 @ 2pm
- Thursday Oct 27 @ 8pm
- Friday Oct 28 @ 8pm
- Saturday Oct 29 @ 8pm
- Sunday Oct 30 @ 2pm
Merrily We Roll Along – Cast List
- Franklin Shepard – James Curtis
- Charley Kringas – Josh Martin
- Mary Flynn – Dinah Dewald
- Gussie Carnegie – Meghan Malusek
- Beth Spencer – Rachel Daugherty
- Joe Josephson – Marty Snitgen
- Frank Jr. – Miles McEvoy
- Tyler – Robert Mueller
- Jerome – TJ Kelly
- Scotty – Ann Carlson
- Terry – Ian Whipp
- Meg – Sarah Lynn
- KT – Taren Going
- Ru – Ada Mbonu
- Dory – Carmen Zavala-Kelly
- Bunker – Dale Wayne Williams
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