Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Now in stock...Adrift in Macao..a new musical

Adrift in MacaoAdrift In Macao - 2007 Original Off-Broadway Cast

Adrift in Macao, according to press notes, is a "madcap musical parody of glamorous films noirs [and] features the leading lady who can't really sing yet somehow always manages to book a gig, and the mysterious leading man who can't go home for murky reasons he won't explain. From the opium dens of China to seedy bars in New York, this hilarious romp from Durang and composer Melnick takes audiences through the post-WWII years with plenty of intrigue and wit, and a playfully melodic score."

Music by Peter Melnick and book and lyrics by Christopher Durang.

Featuring Alan Campbell, Will Swenson, Rachel deBenedet, Orville Mendoza, Michele Ragusa, Jonathan Rayson and Elisa Van Duyne.

"..with a drop-dead funny book and shamefully silly lyrics by Christopher Durang and lethally catchy music by Peter Melnick, Adrift in Macao livingly parodies the Hollywood film noir classics of the 1940s and '50s.." - Michael Dale,

"And there are of course those songs...Melnick demonstrates an affinity for melody and old-fashioned showmanship that link him to his grandfather, Richard Rodgers..." - Matthew Murray, Talkin'

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