“An emotionally charged journey through the lives of three very dear friends, Merrily We Roll Along winds back in time, exploring how the choices we make in life can change everything and everyone we love.
The story revolves around Franklin Shepard who, having once been a talented composer of Broadway musicals, has now abandoned his friends and his songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood flicks. Like the play, the musical begins at the height of his Hollywood fame and moves backwards in time, showing snapshots of the most important moments in Frank’s life that shaped the man that he is today. The musical utilizes a chorus that sings reprises of the title song to transition the scenes.
“Atmospherically coloured with precise, mood-shifting, tight Fosse-esque period choreography, and terrific musical direction, this is a production of crushing beauty about crushed lives that paradoxically offers an exhilarating reclamation of a one-time flop.” – The Stage”