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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
Begins July 7, 2007

Chromolume Theatre Company Presents
“Merrily We Roll Along” – A Musical, Backwards!

Directed by award-winning director Gary Romm
Music by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

July 7 – August 12, 2007

(Los Angeles, CA) (June, 2007)... Chromolume Theatre Company ends its 2006-2007 season with MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is directed by award-winning director Gary Romm, with musical direction by Richard Berent at Chromolume Theatre Company at Theatre/Theater in Los Angeles, July 7th through August 12th, 2007.


The authors of the landmark Company reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success.

The Story

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Sheppard and his two estranged friends, Mary Flynn and Charley Kringas, through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.

The Music

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one's ideals. Like Company, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is a show that crackles with the wit, humor and intensity that embody the spirit of New York City. With a brilliant "Broadway-style" score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.

The Cast

Carol Becker (Ensemble) Andrew Block (Charley) Nathan Boulden (Frank) Ellen Caranasos (Mary) Christopher Chen (Joe) Lisa Christensen (Ensemble) Aaron Eaton (Ensemble) Samantha Gallagher (Ensemble) Kurt Koehlere (Ensemble) Cameron Jappe (Ensemble) Yuko Kudo (Ensemble) Yuki Matsuzaki (Ru) Kendra Munger (Ensemble) Rachel Rawlins Prescott (Beth) Aileen-Marie Scott (Gussie) Renee Scott (Swing) Julie Urbanek (Ensemble) Annzella Victoria (Ensemble)


MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG runs July 7 – August 12, 2007. All performances are Chromolume Theatre Company at Theatre/Theater at 5041 Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $25, with discounts available for children, students and seniors at the Plays411 site. Running time is 100 minutes with intermission. Street parking available.

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