Scott Bakula stars in the Tony Award-winning No Strings, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers, book by Samuel Taylor and directed by Kay Cole. The musical tells the story of a successful high-fashion model who meets and falls in love with a writer in Paris. While the Pulitzer Prize-winner has been trying to recover from a prolonged case of writer's block, he's assumed the dubious role of charming intellectual-in-residence at some of the continent's more luxurious watering holes. As the model's work takes them on a whirlwind tour of the most exclusive European playgrounds, their romance develops into the first deeply-felt, honest relationship either has ever known. The model, however, ruefully comes to realize that the life-style demanded by her career is stifling the writer, and if he's ever to fulfill the promise of his earlier work he must take responsibility for himself, go home, and write. Reluctantly, but with no strings, they part, each having discovered anew their capacity to love. No Strings features such classic Richard Rodgers songs as "The Sweetest Sounds" and "Love Makes the World."
No Strings is being presented as part of REPRISE! Broadway's Best, now in its ninth season at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Founded by Marcia Seligson, who served as Producing Artistic Director from 1995 until 2005, REPRISE! has presented twenty-seven of America's best and most classic musicals of this century.