PBD Press Release
Press Contact: Samantha Mighdoll - 561.514.4042 x109 - SMighdoll@palmbeachdramaworks.org

Palm Beach Dramaworks
announces

Summer Musicals

A Little Night Music and

110 in the Shade
In Concert, Beginning July 10

at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre

For the third consecutive year, Palm Beach Dramaworks will present two 

concert productions of classic musicals during the summer months 

at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). 

A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 

and a book by Hugh Wheeler, will run from July 10-19. 

110 in the Shade, with music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones

and a book by N. Richard Nash based on his play The Rainmaker

follows from August 14-23. 

A Little Night Music will be directed by Lynnette Barkley, and 

Clive Cholerton will direct 110 in the Shade

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are on sale now! 

A Little Night Music is a ravishing, sophisticated, fairy-tale operetta set in turn-of-the-(twentieth) century Sweden, suggested by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. It's a bittersweet confection about intertwining romantic misadventures, and features some of Sondheim's most gorgeous melodies, including his best-known song, "Send in the Clowns."  The original production, produced and directed by Harold Prince, opened on Broadway on February 25, 1973, played 601 performances, and was the recipient of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book. 

 

110 in the Shade takes place in a drought-stricken, Southwestern town in the 1930s, where a lonely young woman named Lizzie is convinced that she'll never find true love. But the arrival of Starbuck, a charismatic con-man and self-proclaimed rainmaker, changes her life. The show opened on Broadway on October 23, 1963, and ran for 330 performances. An intimate musical with a haunting score by the composer and lyricist of The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade did not receive its due during its initial run. But subsequent productions - at New York City Opera in 1992 and  a 2007 Broadway revival starring Audra McDonald - have burnished the show's reputation, and revealed it to be a jewel of a musical.

 

All musicals in concert are performed with limited instrumental accompaniment and minimal staging and design. These full-length presentations include both the score and the book. 

Palm  Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Florida Professional Theatres Association, Florida Theatre Conference, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.

Both A Little Night Music and 110 in the Shade will play 14 performances. A Little Night Music opens on July 10 and continues through July 19, with a specially priced preview on Thursday, July 9. 110 in the Shade opens on August 14 and continues through August 23, with a specially priced preview on August 13. Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 7pm. Matinees are Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM. All tickets are $42.00. The Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 201 Clematis Street. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and  Sunday from 11AM to 5PM; on performance days, the box office remains open through intermission. Or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

 
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Musicals in Concert
Musicals, in Concert
Begin July 10

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www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

Palm Beach Dramaworks - 201 Clematis Street West Palm Beach FL 33401 - 561.514.4042