PS Classics Releases Maury Yeston's Tom Sawyer – A Ballet in Three Acts Aug. 27

By Adam Hetrick
26 Aug 2013

Tom and the Town
"Tom's first entrance into the town square in the bright morning of Act One was a chance to rely on leitmotif to present the quicksilver and playful nature of his character. Here he joyfully cartwheels into the scene, with his irrepressible spirit, youth, humor, and spunk already in place in the music. Sometimes the very first image that comes into your head leads to coming up with the music right away. This theme flew from my fingers almost the moment I thought of that boy taking stage – a complete picture: fishing pole over the shoulder, straw hat, bare feet."

"Tom and the Town"