This summers worst keep secret is finally out and up on the CLO’s website, so just in case you haven’t yet figured it out yet, and since anything goes, here goes:
ANYTHING GOES | June 13-18, 2023
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
“All ashore that’s going ashore!” Put on those tap shoes and hop on board the S.S. American for the hilarious shipboard romp wrapped in a timeless Cole Porter score. It’s delightful, delicious, and de-lovely!
INTO THE WOODS | June 27-July 2
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
“Careful the wish you make!” This dark musical comedy by the legendary Stephen Sondheim is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales you loved as a child and reminds us that sometimes granted wishes bring unwanted consequences.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC | July 11-16
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
In this Rogers and Hammerstein classic, Maria, a young and quirky nun, fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with joy, laughter, and music. This inspiring true story won the hearts of millions with its unforgettable melodies and deeply moving message of taking great risks for the ones you love.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND | July 12-17, 2022
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Ahrens and Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime) comes this lively and colorful story of a young peasant girl who is destined for something greater. Told with Caribbean rhythms and instruments, this Tony Award winner is a testament that a beautiful story simply told has the power to inspire all.
GUYS & DOLLS | August 8-13
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic musical comedy gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 | August 22-27
Book, Music & Lyrics by Dave Malloy
Adapted from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Get swept away by the opulence and glamor of “one of the decade’s best musicals” (Time Out NY). This “vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical” (NY Times) follows Natasha, a naïve young woman who falls for the attractive rebel Anatole while her betrothed Andrey is off fighting in a war. Full of romance and passion, this musical has a ground breaking score that mixes rock, pop, soul & folk, and is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Tickets at: https://www.pittsburghclo.org