A Look at the Musical Numbers of Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night (Video)

PlayBlog   A Look at the Musical Numbers of Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night (Video)
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival recently announced that William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy), will receive a cast album, set to be released Aug. 12. McAnuff co-wrote the songs (using Shakespeare's verse) with Michael Roth.

The Shakespeare play stars Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy (Long Day's Journey Into Night, Death of a Salesman) as Toby Belch and Stephen Ouimette (Broadway's La Bête) as Andrew Aguecheek and officially opened July 15. With lyrics by Shakespeare—as well as a poem by Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh—"the score pays tribute to the past 60 years of musical history" and will run through Oct. 28.

Here is how Stratford describes the Shakespeare classic: "Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, Viola adopts male disguise and enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Meanwhile, in the household of the Countess Olivia, Sir Toby Belch and his unruly companions trick Olivia’s strict and disapproving steward, Malvolio, into believing that she loves him."

The CD will be available for $19.95 as of Aug. 12 through The Theatre Store, online at http://store.stratfordfestival.ca/ or by calling (800) 561-1233. Songs will also be available for download through CD Baby.

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