The American premiere of the stage version of the fanciful movie musical (with a score by Leslie Bricusse) will play the Benedum Center Aug. 2-14 as part of the show's tour. "Talk to the Animals" and other tunes from the Oscar-nominated movie will be heard. The summer season for PittsburghCLO in 2005 also includes Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music (June 7-12), Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (June 14-26), the New York Shakespeare Festival version of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance (June 28-July 10), The Who's Tommy (July 12-24) and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel July 26-31.
Van Kaplan is CLO's executive director. CLO translates to Civic Light Opera. For more information, visit www.pittsburghclo.org.