Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Little Miss Sunshine at the Arcola Theatre written by James Lapine and William Finn, which will be the musical’s European premiere. Little Miss Sunshine tells the story of Olive Hoover, a young girl who wants to enter a Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. To get to the competition, she and her family have to travel 800 miles from New Mexico to California in order to compete.
Little Miss Sunshine is a fizzy - and admittedly occasionally fuzzy - little ray of musical sunshine. It is as eccentrically imperfect as the family it portrays who embark on a road trip from New Mexico to California in a wonky VW minibus van that's prone to breaking down so that the young daughter can enter a kids beauty contest. Yet, like them, its very fallibility is part of its generous... Read more