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The Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub Theatre in Walthamstow, north-east London, will present a new chamber version of the 1953 musical Wonderful Town at their above-a-pub venue which runs from 12 to 30 October 2016 with an official opening on 14 October 2016.
Featuring music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and a book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, the musical is based on the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov and the Short Stories by Ruth McKenney.
"The show tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from a rural town in Ohio to experience the bright lights, the big city, and the crazy characters of Greenwich Village, New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage. One sister can’t find a man no matter what she does, the other can’t keep them away. Together, these two sisters take on the world, pursuing their dreams and finding love along the way."
Bernstein's score features musical hits such as "A Little Bit in Love", "One Hundred Easy Ways to Loose a Man", "A Quiet Girl" and "Ohio".
Directed by Tim McArthur the production will have musical direction by Aaron Clingham and choreography by Ian Pyle.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.