Musical Goblin Market May Get Concert Performance at Vineyard Theatre

News   Musical Goblin Market May Get Concert Performance at Vineyard Theatre To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Vineyard Theatre is hoping to put together a concert performance of one of its earliest hits, the musical Goblin Market.

"We're working on trying to do a reunion reading of the first piece we did with [composer] Polly [Pen], which was Goblin Market, in the fall with the original cast," Vineyard artistic director Douglas Aibel told Playbill.com.

The show, which premiered at the Vineyard in 1985, was the first success for composer Pen, who wrote the piece with Peggy Harmon. The musical, based on a poem by Christina Rossetti, starred Terri Klausner and Ann Morrison.

"Oddly enough, they're both the right age for the show now, because the show is about two mature women reliving this childhood experience. It will be interesting to look at it again."

Goblin Market was the first Vineyard show to transfer to a commercial run, moving to Circle in the Square. The theatre went on to produce Pen's Christina Alberta's Father and Bed & Sofa.

Aibel also said he was working on a reunion reading of the Nicky Silver play Raised in Captivity, which originally starred Patricia Clarkson, Peter Frechette and Brian Kerwin.