Join Tom on his journey to find himself and true love. A classic masterpiece becomes a musical romp as thirteen actors portray the 1700's with a hilarious modern flair. A musical comedy love story farce good overcomes bad taste fairytale for everyone. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Tom Jones is a good-natured lad with a small problem - he can't turn his back on a beautiful woman! Happy go lucky and utterly unable to resist temptation, his passions get him thrown out of his home, into several tavern brawls - not to mention beds, hedgerows and rich ladies' houses - and into terrible trouble with his true love, Sophia!
The show features music by Olivier Award winning composer George Stiles (Mary Poppins), with book and lyrics by Paul Leigh. Written in collaboration with Daniel D. Brambilla and Vera Guerin, the show has choreography by Christopher Gatelli (Silence! The Musical, Altar Boyz), musical direction by Lynn Shankel (Altar Boyz, upcoming Princesses), and is directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party). The cast is lead by David Ayers (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof) as Tom Jones, and Angela Gaylor (La Cage Aux Folles) as Sophia.
"...Paul Leigh and George Stiles have reduced a sprawling narrative to a biting and amusing entertainment that seems both modern and true to Fielding's spirit... a feast for the eyes and for the ears" -- The Boston Phoenix
"...a funny, bawdy, clever musical with great acting, incredible singing and utterly amazing costumes..." -- Danvers Herald
"George Stiles and Paul Leigh write some of the most literate and stylish stuff around" -- Stephen Sondheim
Monday, September 26th at 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 27th at 5:00pm and 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 28th at 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm