KSU & The Musical Theater Project Stage Obscure Rodgers & Hammerstein Work “Allegro”

Sun 4/15 @ 2PM

Mon 4/16 @ 7:30PM

The team of composer Richard Rodgers & lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II produced some of the best-known musicals of all time during their 16-year collaboration starting with Oklahoma! in 1943 and ending with The Sound of Music in 1959.

In between there was Carousel and South Pacific and The King and I and Flower Drum Song and Cinderella and … Allegro?

The 1947 musical Allegro is one of their lesser known and less performed works. Despite following on the heels of the successful Oklahoma! and Carousel, and being directed and choreographed by the legendary Agnes De Mille, this story of a young doctor torn between big-city glamour and money, and following in his small-town doctor father’s footsteps, lasted only nine months on Broadway.

The Musical Theater Project is presenting the work in collaboration with Kent State University’s Musical Theatre Program, directed by KSU’s Terri Kent with musical director by Nancy Maier.

It will be performed on Sun 4/15 at Kent State University, and Mon 4/16 at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts in Ohio City. Tickets for the KSU performance are $18, available here.

Tickets for the Breen Center performance are $30. Kent, Maier and TMTP’s Bill Rudman will do a short multi-media presentation before the performance.


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