Directed by Joe Calarco (co-artistic director of Breaking Bread Theatre and the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award, among others), LMNOP — featuring music by Paul Loesel and a book and lyrics by Scott Burkell — continues through Aug. 18 at The Norma Terris, Goodspeed's home for developing new musicals.
Here's how the musical, based on the novel "Ella Minnow Pea" by Mark Dunn, is billed: "When letters begin to fall from a monument in town, government officials ban them one by one. Chaos ensues until a determined teenage girl rallies the community to fight for freedom of speech. This unique musical is part romance, part clever word game and part adult fable that reminds us of how precious our liberties are; how quickly unbridled extremism can take them from us; and how important it is to have the courage to stand up for what we believe. A captivating story you'll n_v_r forg_t!"
Loesel and Burkell are Jonathan Larson and Burton Lane Award winners. Their debut album "(Sorta) Love Songs" is on the Sh-K-Boom Records label, and their musical The Extraordinary Ordinary received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant. Their musical revues include Love Songs and Other Crap (MAC Award nomination) and Sorta Love Songs (Birdland).
Other members of the creative team include set designer Anna Louizos, costume designer Jennifer Caprio, lighting designer Joel Shier, music supervisor Lynne Shankel, music director Julie McBride and sound designer Jay Hilton.
LMNOP is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael Price.
For more information and tickets, call (860) 873-8668 or visit Goodspeed.org.