Friday, December 7, 2018
Tony Award-winning Broadway star Victoria Clark directs this workshop presentation of Love Life, a vaudeville in two acts with music and lyrics by Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner. Staged very simply, the witty and innovative musical uses vaudeville-style side acts to comment on the main story of one family’s turbulent (and magically non-aging) progression through 150 years of American history. Students in Professor Bradley Rogers’ Musical Theater Workshop class have rehearsed intensively with artist-in-residence Clark, bringing life to her fresh vision of this rarely-performed gem.
The single performance on December 7 is free of charge, but tickets are required for admission. Beginning November 27, tickets will be available through the University Box Office.
Produced by Duke Theater Studies with support from the office of the Vice Provost for the Arts - Duke Arts and by special arrangement with the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., and the Alan Jay Lerner Testamentary Trust
"Love Life is the most intelligent and adult musical yet offered on the American stage . . . a sheer delight . . . Alan Jay Lerner's book and lyrics represent a sharp advance over any work he has yet done for the theater. Kurt Weill has written a knowing and a glowing score."
--New York Telegraph, 1948
|Friday, December 7, 2018 - 7:00pm|