Thursday, February 23, 2006
More 2006/2007 Season News
The second show of the season (following LI'L ABNER) is the 1965 John Kander and Fred Ebb musical FLORA, THE RED MENACE.
According to Greg:
This is the show that made a star of Liza Minnelli originally, although the authors rewrote it for an off-Broadway revival in 1987, and it is that version that we will be doing. The show concerns a young woman in the 1930s whose stumbles into romance with a man who is torn between her and his allegiance to the Communist Party (hence the "red" of the title). Some of the great Kander and Ebb songs in FLORA are "A Quiet Thing," "Sing Happy," "Not Every Day of the Week," and "All I Need is One Good Break." FLORA, THE RED MENACE previews on October 19th and 20th, opens on October 21st, and closes on November 5th.
I love "A Quiet Thing", and that is always one of the great joys of seeing a Moon show: seeing songs you know and love in their original context. Can't wait!