A unique and entertaining musical
Merrily We Roll AlongChristopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA) Map it
Captured live during this now-legendary production's final performances at West End London's Harold Pinter Theatre, Stephen Sondheim's musical (with book by George Furth) is set over three decades in the entertainment business and charts the relationship between close friends Franklin, Mary and Charley. Traveling backwards in time, this moving story features some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs, including "Good Thing Going," "Not a Day Goes By" and "Old Friends." Stephen Sondheim himself commented: "This production of Merrily We Roll Along is not only the best I've seen, but one of those rare instances where casting, direction and show come together in perfect combination, resulting in the classic ideal of the sum being greater than the parts." With Mark Umbers, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley. Director: Maria Friedman. (UK 2013) 160 min.