Co-directed by Steve Braddock and Terri Vaughan, music directed by Ryan Henneberger, and choreographed by Vaughan, “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” (Aug 4-7) is a musical about, wait for it… yes, 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 & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.
The basic plot: June is an ingénue 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: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander & Ebb.
This comic valentine to musical theatre premiered at the New York Theatre Company in New York City in 2003 and was the longest-running show in their 35-year history before moving off-Broadway.
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals www.concordtheatricals.com
“The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, Niagara University, N.Y., on the following dates/times:
Thurs., Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 5, at 7 p.m.
Sat.. Aug. 6, at 2 & 7 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 7, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are free of charge. Reservations are not required. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
At the present time, NU Theatre requires patrons over the age of 12 to provide proof of vaccination for entry into the theatre. Young patrons under the age of 12 do not require proof of vaccination, but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. All patrons are required to wear masks at all times while within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre and the Leary Theatre.
For more information, and to view our health and safety protocols, please visit our website: https://theatre.niagara.edu/ or contact the NU Theatre Box Office: 716-286-8685; firstname.lastname@example.org.