By Andrew Gans
27 Apr 2012
Based on the iconic 1953 Paramount Pictures film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, the musical features songs by Cole Porter (“Easy to Love,” “Just One of Those Things” and “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye," among others) and a book by Paul Blake.
Directed by John Miller-Stephany, performances are scheduled for June 9-Aug. 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.
"In this irresistibly sweet romance," according to the Guthrie, "a radiant young princess is on a widely publicized European tour. When the demands of her official duties and rigorous schedule become too much to bear, she sneaks away to explore the Eternal City on her own. Disguising herself as a commoner and employing a fictitious name, she meets an American newspaper reporter who feigns ignorance of her true identity to land an exclusive story. But his plan crumbles as the couple tour one of the world's most romantic cities and find themselves falling in love."
The artistic team includes Alex Sanchez (choreographer), Andrew Cooke (musical director/conductor), Todd Rosenthal (set designer), Mathew J. LeFebvre (costume designer), Donald Holder (lighting designer), Scott W. Edwards (sound designer), Wendell K. Harrington (projection designer), Larry Blank and Doug Besterman (orchestrations), Michael Horsley (vocal arrangements/associate musical director), Samuel S. Davis (dance arrangements), Jo Holcomb (dramaturg), D’Arcy Smith (voice and dialect coach), Robin H. McFarquhar (fight director), Chris A. Code (stage manager), Jason Clusman and Michele Harms (assistant stage managers), Brian Sostek (assistant director) and Lainie Sakakura (associate choreographer).
For ticket information visit www.guthrietheater.org.