Congratulations to the cast of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. Thank you all who auditioned!
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is a musical about 20 years in the lives of three old friends: Broadway composer-turned-film producer Franklin Shepard, playwright and lyricist Charley Kringas, and theatre critic Mary Flynn. The show charts how their friendship devolves and fractures in the course of two decades as a result of Frank’s relentless quest for success, fame, and fortune.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG goes in reverse chronological order, beginning when Frank is a successful but shallow producer whose choices have distanced him from his true composing talents and lifelong friends. The show ends when he, Charley, and Mary are young, bright-eyed, and meeting for the first time, when Frank and Charley become a writing duo and Mary meets them when she hears the beautiful music coming from their apartment. In the meantime, we also see Frank’s romantic and professional relationships get turned inside out, too.
Franklin Shepard: Joel Cummings
Charley Kringas: David Hardie
Mary Flynn: Kalla Mort
Beth Spencer: Amy D’Orazi
Gussie Carnegie: Amber Copeland
Joe Josephson: Nicholas Roy Morgan III
Frank Jr.: Jude Hood
Ensemble: Bee Aaron, Jessii Arp, Joshua Baig, Andy-Lee Collings, Amy Dawson, Liam Lundberg, Hannah Matchell, Nicole Ostlie, Koa Otis, Lily Savage, Kaylie Scott, Travis Villines, Ryan Wasson, Josh White
Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally directed for Broadway by Harold Prince
Directed by Jean Hardie
Music Directed by Henry McNulty
January 5 – 7, 2024
Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage
Box Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 6PM