New York City
Voice of the City is an O. Henry-inspired romantic musical comedy about a New York City typing girl whose expectation of marrying a farmer from Connecticut is viewed as fantasy by her realistic city friends.
Set in 1906 Greenwich Village – a world of immigrants and bohemians aware of the changing times – the play examines the relationship between Sarah and her surrounding community. Will her friends and neighbours convince her that things can also blossom in the city? With a score that boasts a variety of flavors (from rag to polka, Yiddish lullably to march), this tuneful coming-of-age tale focuses on traditional values and grabbing at life rather than sitting around and waiting for it. “We think there’s still room for terms like ‘traditional’ and ‘old-fashioned’ in musicals today,” said the show’s lyricist/librettist, Kenneth Jones. “We consider Voice of the City [to be] the sort of musical [that] nobody writes anymore, but [that] everyone is dying to see.”
The performances are followed by an audience talkback with the creators.
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