This season’s Broadway in Orlando sequence on the Dr. Phillips Heart for the Performing Arts contains six fresh-faced new productions. Listed below are thumbnail sketches of the half-dozen newbies.
Humorous Lady: A perky replace of the basic musical tribute to Fanny Brice, the earthy charmer and nationwide darling who labored her approach into just about everyone’s coronary heart within the early twentieth century as a mannequin, singer, comedienne and radio and movie actress.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical: A musical primarily based on the 2001 movie concerning the glamourous Belle Epoque Parisian nightclub and the story of a younger composer’s obsession witha glamorous cabaret actress who goes by the fabulous identify of “Satine.”
Jagged Little Capsule: A jukebox musical impressed by the Alanis Morisette album of the identical identify, set in opposition to the struggles of a contemporary household besrtt by habit and trauma.
Mrs. Doubtfire: Primarily based on the Robin William film a couple of divorced father who desires to spend extra time along with his kids – and the way higher to do this to change into a cross-dresser and pose as a nanny?
Peter Pan: To not be confused with one other latest stage revival, Peter Pan Goes Mistaken, this modernized rendition of the high-flying fantasy is extra intently akin to the extra conventional, “I-won’t-grow up!” mid-50s musical starring Mary Martin. That manufacturing was primarily based, in flip, on the Disney animated model of a narrative written by Scottish novelist Sir James M. Barrie within the late Eighteen Eighties. Barrie was obsessive about the notion of everlasting childhood as a result of he’d misplaced his older brother to an ice-skating mishap when he himself was solely six years previous. This on-tour model is modernized, however they didn’t, let’s say, tinker with its spirit, judging by the marketed promise that it “embraces the kid in all of us, so go on a journey from the second star to the proper and straight on ‘until morning.’” Should you’re of a sure age, you already knew the way in which.
Clue: Extra nostalgia through an ingenious musical primarily based on the murder-mystery board sport that includes an up to date model of Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum and firm dwelling out a wacky whodunit that includes a fun-filled number of homicide weapons – hey, it actually taught a era the worth of resourcefulness – in a well-appointed mansion.