Based on the coming-of-age novel and film that became cultural icons of the 1970s, Summer of '42 is a charming new musical filled with youthful conquests and heartfelt connections. The story follows Hermie, Oscy, and Benji, three hormonally-charged teenagers spending the summer of 1942 on an island beach off the New England coast. They struggle to lose their innocence, and
Hermie's attempts are complicated by his wild crush on Dorothy, the gorgeous newlywed next
door who is left alone when her husband goes off to fight in Word War II. As Hermie's budding
friendship with Dorothy escalates, he makes a shocking discovery that causes him to confront
adulthood and learn an important lesson about life, love, and the scope of human compassion.