The Theory of Relativity, a 2014 Goodspeed Festival favorite, features music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill. Billed as “A Chorus Line for Millennials," performances are scheduled for May 7-31. My Paris will bring the world and subjects of Toulouse-Lautrec’s most famous works to life, featuring music and lyrics by Charles Aznavour with a book by Alfred Uhry and English lyrics and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown. Performance dates are July 23-Aug. 16. The tale of a beauty pageant queen and a homeless man, Indian Joe, features music and lyrics by Elizabeth A. Davis and book by Davis and Christine Henry and will be seen Oct. 22-Nov. 15 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT.
Details of the productions follow:
THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY:
Music & lyrics by Neil Bartram
Book by Brian Hill
Directed by Brian Hill
"This unconventional new musical by Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill is a joyous and moving look at our surprisingly interconnected lives. Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe, or simply a unique individual, you’re sure to find yourself in this fresh new musical!"
Music and Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Book by Alfred Uhry
English lyrics and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown
Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall "A new musical about the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who captured the gaiety, color and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can-Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge. Inhabited by the colorful people he painted, it’s the story of a great artist who loved a world that never quite loved him back. Music and lyrics are by legendary French performer Charles Aznavour. The book is by Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner, Alfred Uhry, with English lyrics by three time Tony winner, Jason Robert Brown. Tony winning director/choreographer, Kathleen Marshall, brings it all to whirling, spinning and sassy life. C’est magnifique!"
Music and lyrics by Elizabeth A. Davis
Book by Elizabeth A. Davis & Christine Henry
Directed by Kim Wield
"This brand new musical tells the unlikely story of a homeless Native American man and a Texas beauty queen who never should have been friends. He’s looking for a fight. She’s looking for a cause. As they stumble toward friendship, both ultimately discover that the look of a family is not always what you think. Inspired by true events, it’s a uniquely American story with an Americana beat. You’ll never forget Indian Joe."
The Norma Terris Theatre is located at 33 North Main Street in Chester. Single tickets will be available starting March 29. For more information call the Goodspeed Box Office at (860) 873-8668 or visit www.goodspeed.org.