MCC Theatre currently presents Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan's new musical, Coraline, Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Leigh Silverman directs a cast that features Jane Houdyshell as the titular nine-year-old with Julian Fleisher, Francis Jue, January LaVoy, Elliot Villar and William Youmans with librettist Greenspan. "Poor bored Coraline. She's left to rattle 'round her perpetually distracted, workaholic parents' house all by her lonesome," show notes reveal. "But late one night, her dreams of a better reality come true as she opens a big, carved, wooden door at the far end of the drawing room and passes into a perfect replica of her own world... [But] Coraline begins to suspect that, perhaps, all is not as perfect as it seems..."