Gatsby: A New Musical

Date & Time: Friday, Apr 20 2018 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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GATSBY is a new, student-written musical based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby that will be produced in Spring 2018 as part of "Innovations in Musical Theater," a semester-long collaborative workshop generously supported by a Year of Innovation Grant from the University of Pennsylvania Provost's Office, the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, and the Kelly Writers House. SHOWTIMES:FRIDAY, APRIL 20 @ 5:30 PMFRIDAY, APRIL 20 @ 8:00 PMTickets are FREE but must be reserved online: https://gatsby-a-new-musical.ticketleap.com/gatsby-a-new-musical/Based on the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott FitzgeraldAdapted & Directed by Danielle MooreTechnically Directed by Sam WarrickProduced by David FoxWith Music by Jake Smith & Danielle MooreSYNOPSIS: GATSBY is a tale of sex, crime, and the raucous parties of the roaring twenties that follows wannabe stockbroker Nick Carraway, a well-to-do mid-Westerner who moves to Long Island. Nick quickly becomes the center of a web that connects Daisy Buchanan (Nick's debutante cousin), Tom Buchanan (her philandering, polo-playing husband), Myrtle Wilson (his brassy mistress) and Jordan Baker (a flapper-turned-golfer) to one Jay Gatsby, Nick's opulent and mysterious next door neighbor. The more closely their lives become entangled, the more quickly they unravel. Part tragedy, part comedy, and part musical noir, GATSBY re-colors this vivid founding myth of the American dream through the jazz age's many musical forms.

 

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