MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG – 2016 Summer Programs
Theatre is life in its most concentrated and compelling form. Training as a theater artist shapes students into creative, empowered and passionate members of society. They learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives, including collaboration, respect, confidence and creativity. With Musical Theatre development for all ages, intensive experiences for advanced students, including a full production directed by Mathew Wright, this summer at ArtsWest is going to be full of exploration and full of fun!
Our summer programs are in full swing!
Parents of our current students – Please direct any questions you may have to Education Program Manager Makaela Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtsWest Musical Theatre Students present….
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
August 11 – 21, 2016
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM
Merrily We Roll Along is a show that crackles with the wit, humor and intensity that embody the spirit of New York City.
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals. With a brilliant “Broadway-style” score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, Merrily We Roll Along is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.
Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.