New Ryan Scott Oliver Musical We Foxes Will Be Read at San Diego State University
02 May 2014
A reading of We Foxes, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver — whose Jasper in Deadland recently concluded a sold-out Off-Broadway run — will be held May 5 at the Experimental Theatre on the San Diego State University campus.
The MFA Musical Theatre Program invited Oliver to be a composer-in-residence April 28-May 7. He has worked with the current MFA Musical Theatre students as well as selected alumni for the upcoming 7:30 PM reading.
We Foxes will feature direction by Paula Kalustian and music direction by Robert Meffe.
Here is how the new work is billed: "Set in 1945 Missouri, the Southern Gothic musical tells the story of Willa, a tough, unmannered orphan adopted by the wife of the Sheriff and the bloody domestic war that ensues between them when Willa uncovers the secrets lurking beneath the floorboards. It is the story of intense human struggle, deliverance, and salvation that can only be found from within."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.