WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Benjamin Button's tale is one of adventure, love, and the search for a place in the world. Aging backward is a blessing and a curse for Benjamin; although he grows younger and more fit with each passing year, he struggles to nurture personal relationships as he literally grows apart from everyone he loves. Spanning 80 years, from World War Two through the early 2000s, Benjamin ultimately learns that it is, in his words, "never too late, or in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be."
With music by Natalie Tenenbaum (More Stars Than There Are in Heaven) and book and lyrics by Brett Boles (From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook on PBS), Benjamin Button the Musical is based on the legendary short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Stephen Nachamie (She Loves Me) directs this staged reading.