2018, February, Arts and Review, Merrily We Roll Along, Kaur

Merrily We Roll Along
By Simran Kaur, 2018 (posted 2-18-18)

Image result for merrily we roll along posterStephen Sondheim is known for his music in West Side Story, Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, and much more! His work influenced modern theater and performers. After creating many successful shows, Sondheim decided to take on the enduring task of creating a show with another legend, Hal Prince. With their efforts, they created Merrily We Roll Along.

Merrily We Roll Along is about three best friends-- Frank Shepherd, Charley Kringas, and Mary Flynn-- and the collapse of their friendship. The show starts at the top of Frank’s fame showing the most vital moments in his life that made him become the man that he is today. From there, the plot goes backwards in time to show the characters before their “big break.” The trio was known as Frank writing the music, Charlie writing the words, and Mary writing the stories. As the years go by, they each became very successful, but at a cost.

Come see Thomas Muller, 2018, Joseph Berardi, 2018, and Elizabeth Feest, 2019, take on this intense score on March 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30pm!