Stop the World – I Want to Get Off!
by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
directed by Don Toner
April 22 – May 22; Thursday–Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.
Austin Playhouse, Penn Field (behind the water tower), 3601 S. Congress, Bldg. C (click for map)
Tickets $26 Thursday and Friday, $28 Saturday and Sunday, $35 Opening Night
Available at the box office 512.476.0084 or online at: www.austinplayhouse.com
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Closing out the 2010-2011 Season, Austin Playhouse presents a Bricusse/Newley classic and multiple Tony Award nominated production, a thought-provoking tale about the fleeting nature of worldly success. This beloved musical celebrates its 50th year in 2011.
Stop the World – I Want to Get Off! is set in a circus and tells the timeless tale of a Littlechap, a clown who conquers the world but loses himself. The story will be told through song, dance, drama, and the artistry of the Austin Playhouse acting company over a one-month run. The show is a boundless, shameless, and humorously entertaining production. Stop the World is about the responsibility we have for our own lives, and how it sometimes feels like the world is spinning out of control and you just want to get off.
Directed by Don Toner, musical direction by Oliver Worthington, and choreography by Danny Herman and Rocker Verastique. The Austin production stars Rick Roemer as Littlechap and Angela Davis as Evie, with an ensemble cast that includes Kimberly Barrow, Rachel Dendy, Hildreth England, Kasey Erin Eggleston, Eedann McCord, Stephanie Ngo-Hatchie, Ann Pittman, Hannah Rose, and Jennifer Blakeney Young.
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