Announcing WVLO's 55th SeasonNovember 2019 / July 2020
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This musical is a Saratoga premiere! It tells the hilarious story of a daughter of a single Mom who lives on a Greek island and has invited their many friends to attend her wedding.
Among the guests attending are three men from her mother’s past invited back to the island where they last visited 20 years ago.
Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the smash-hit story and ABBA’s iconic music.
It opened in London in 1999 and has toured Canada, US and other countries.
In 2018 “Mama Mia” became the ninth longest-running Broadway show. In 2008, a film adaptation starred Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan.
“Mama Mia” is the ultimate feel-good show that includes memorable songs like, “Honey, Honey”, “Money, Money, Money”, “Dancing Queen”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Take a Chance On Me” and the title song.
Returning to this theater is a musical comedy based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea”, a fairy tale with wit, sophistication and human feeling.
Set in the fifteenth century and carried on a wave of wonderful songs, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance introduced a new Broadway star by the name of Carol Burnett when it opened in 1959.
In 1965, it was shown on TV as a special and a new production of this delightful musical opened on Broadway in December, 1996, starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
It boasts a good score and is a show for the entire family. Memorable songs include “Shy”, “In A Little While”, “Happily Ever After”, “Sensitivity” and “Normandy”.
Completing our season is a South Bay Premiere, a fun and upbeat musical based on the novel “Legally Blonde” by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name.
It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner, and discovers how her knowledge of law can help others.
The musical premiered in pre-Broadway tryouts in San Francisco in 2007 before moving to Broadway.
It received 7 Tony nominations and ten Drama Desk nominations. It has since toured throughout the USA, London and other countries. The score includes “Omigod You Guys”, “What You Want”, “Positive”, “Delta Nu Nu Nu”, “Find My Way” and the title song.
WVLO's 54th SeasonNovember 2018 / July 2019
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The third longest-running show in Broadway history, this show is a song and dance celebration of Broadway in the 1930s. If you like tap, this show is for you! It is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes about an aspiring chorus girl, Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey to become a star. This Tony Award winning musical was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. It opened on Broadway in 1980, starring Jerry Orbach, Tammy Grimes and Wanda Richert, recreating the classic backstage movie musical of the same name.
Musical hits include “You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me,” “I Know Now,” “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and the title song.
Broadway’s longest-running musical revue, this show is a high-octane, high-steppin' celebration of two songwriters – Leiber and Stoller. Their timeless songs transforms classic pop music into compelling musical theater. It received seven Tony nominations and a Grammy Award during its run.
Musical highlights are from the 50’s and 60’s and include “On Broadway”, “Fools Fall In Love”, “Kansas City”, “Love Potion #9”, “Stand By Me”, “I’m A Woman” and many more for your enjoyment.
The spirit of Florenz Ziegfeld lives again as this musical takes you on a bewitching tour of the life and times of the legendary Will Rogers with one dazzling number after another. Rogers’ rope-twirling, homespun humor is more widely appealing amidst sensational production numbers and panache of the original “Ziegfeld Follies” which dazzled audiences during the 1920s & 1930s. This musical opened on Broadway in 1991, starring Keith Carradine and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Several national touring companies have since presented it in major cities across the country.
Songs include: “Will-A-Mania,” “Give Me Enough Rope,” “Once In A While” and “Never Met A Man I Didn't Like.”