“Merrily We Roll Along” at North Brunswick Young Adult Drama Group

“Merrily We Roll Along”
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

In this legendary musical by Sondheim and Furth, we witness the rise of filmmaker Franklin Shepard and his two best friends -- from cold-water-flat artists to fame and fortune on Broadway stages and Hollywood screens -- and the heartbreaking series of personal compromises that get them there. The thrill is, the story is told backwards, starting with Franklin's fabulous but empty success and leading us through the spiral of mistakes that contributed to his journey down the wrong path. Knowing full well the doom in store, we see Frank break with his best friends Mary and Charley, watch him take a mistress that will lead to a manipulative wife, and see his younger self infused with the idealism we know he later loses. It's a brilliant, poignant retrospective of the American Dream -- and how it went sour

Performed by North Brunswick Young Adult Drama Group
At North Brunswick High School
Performances ran
Thursday, August 8, 1991 thru Saturday, August 10, 1991
Beth Spencer.... Dara Breitkopf
Charley Kringas.... Thom Christopher Warren Has Bio Has photo
Franklin Shepard.... Robert Lanza
Gossip Columnist.... Mandy Politiziner
Gussie Carnegie.... Tracey Fama Has Bio
His Backer.... Amy Richman Has Bio
His Press Agent.... Adam Mory
Jerome, His Lawyer.... Mark Kalet Has Bio Has photo
Joe Josephson.... Dominick Mantuano
Mary Flynn.... Jennifer Deshotel
Meg.... Jennifer Sussman
Minister.... Tina Fu
Movie Star.... Melissa Hanaway
Mr. Spencer.... Vincent Fay
Mrs. Spencer.... Mary-Kate Fitzgerald-Bozinta Has Bio
Talk Show Host.... Mark Schmidt
TV Reporter.... Jennifer Rubio
Valedictorian.... Mark Kessler
Ensemble.... Ericka Clarke
Ensemble.... McCall Noelle Farrell Has Bio Has photo
Ensemble.... Amy Haupt
Ensemble.... Allison Levine
Ensemble.... Marcy Lipsky
Ensemble.... Melissa Marx
Ensemble.... Jennifer Mazza
Ensemble.... David Mory
Ensemble.... Alan Offenberg
Ensemble.... Vanessa Quijano
Ensemble.... Maura Rahman
Ensemble.... Ian Scheller
Directed by Michael Hritz
Choreography by Tracey Fama Has Bio
Musical Direction by Dan Walker

Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.