Ten Chimneys, Black Pearl Sings, Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots Confirmed for IL's Northlight

News   Ten Chimneys, Black Pearl Sings, Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots Confirmed for IL's Northlight
The leaders of Northlight Theatre in Skokie, IL, announced their 2011-12 season, which will feature the previously announced Stephen Schwartz musical Snapshots.

Artistic director BJ Jones and executive director Timothy J. Evans revealed that the slate will also include E. Faye Butler starring in Frank Higgins' Black Pearl Sings, plus Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings (directed by Jones); and Jeffrey Hatcher's Ten Chimneys (directed by Jones), a play about Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. A fifth production will be announced. As mentioned before, Snapshots is the latest version of a relationships-minded musical that borrows songs from the catalog of composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin). The book is by David Stern. Ken Sawyer directs. The production will run Sept. 16–Oct. 23.

Here's how Snapshots is billed: "Blending together some of the best-loved music with some of the genuinely wonderful lesser known gems of renowned Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, this touching romantic comedy exposes a marriage at a crossroads. Newly adapted, this musical reveals the humorous twists and unexpected turns of a middle-aged couple's reminiscence of how love brought them together and why life pushed them apart. Mr. Schwartz has rewritten many of the lyrics to even the most familiar songs, to stay true to the fascinating story and characters of this new work. Funny and bittersweet, Snapshots brings into focus all the wonders and frustrations of trusting your heart and believing your memories."

For more information, visit northlight.org.

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