Merrily We Roll Along

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Riverside Lyric Ensemble Inc

Merrily We Roll Along

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 10 July - 18 July 2015

A thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. Beginning in the present the show 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.

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. It’s a show that crackles with the wit, humour and intensity that embody the spirit of New York City. With a brilliant “Broadway-style” score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavour, Merrily We Roll Along is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth 
Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer and Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines

Dates & Times:
Friday 10 July 8pm
Saturday 11 July 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 12 July 2pm
Wednesday 15 July 8pm
Friday 17 July 8pm
Saturday 18 July 2pm & 8pm

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Duration

Approximately 160 minutes (Plus interval)

Ticket Prices

Adult $45
Concession $35
F/T Student $35
Child Under 16 $35
Groups 10+ $35

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00