Music by David Shire; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by A.J. Dinkel
October 18, 19, & 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm
October 21 at 2:30 pm
Auditions: August 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
3 men; 2 women
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 theater 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.