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CLOSER THAN EVER
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Song by Song. A Cabaret.
April 23 – April 26, 2020 at 7pm
Directed by Danny Campbell
Music Direction by Kirk Valles
Featuring Ralph Johnson, Sandy Campbell, Lee Lampard Stone, Drew Martin
A look into the private song vault of Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire (Big; Starting Here, Starting Now; Baby), the review, Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever, is filled to the brim with the brilliance for which these musical theatre giants are known.
Closer Than Ever is a nonstop exploration of everyday struggles in the “modern world.” Topics ranging from unrequited adoration… to aging… to Muzak are tackled with resounding sincerity and precisely placed hilarity. Each song is a unique story told by a new character, taking audiences, not only into the songbook of Mr. Maltby and Mr. Shire, but into the minds of the individuals facing these completely relatable challenges. Closer Than Ever will inspire audiences to pause for self-reflection, whether presented as a fully realized production or a simple concert piece.
This “bookless book musical,” began as a one-act play conceived by Steven Scott Smith, who later expanded it into a two-act production, with Maltby taking over as director. Shire’s many credits include 2010, Farewell, My Lovely, All The President’s Men, the score for Saturday Night Fever, and The Conversation, which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola; Maltby is best known for the two revues he conceived and directed, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Fosse, both of which enjoyed long runs on Broadway.
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Season ticket holders can purchase advanced tickets for our cabarets as part of their season subscription by calling the box office at (619) 435-4856.
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Meet the Cast
- Ralph Johnson
- Sandy Campbell
- Lee Lampard Stone
- Drew Martin
The program will be available here by March 20, 2020
Cast bios will be placed here.
DANNY CAMPBELL (Director)
KIRK VALLES (Music Director)
Additional creative team bios will be placed here.
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