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Posts Tagged ‘Petula Clark’

Bruce Vilanch’s New Musical, A Sign Of The Times, To Have Industry Reading In New York

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Playbill
Bruce Vilanch’s New Musical, A Sign Of The Times, To Have Industry Reading In New York
BY ANDREW GANS
NOV 28, 2017

Industry presentations of the new musical A Sign of the Times, featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other 1960s hit-makers, will be presented December 14–15 in Manhattan.

The cast will feature Chilina Kennedy (currently starring as Carole King in Broadway’s Beautiful) as Cindy, Ryan Silverman (Side Show) as Brian, Van Hughes (Spring Awakening) as Dennis, Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys) as Matt, and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Bull in a China Shop) as Tanya. Read More

Musical based around Petula Clark songs opens up in Connecticut. What to expect?

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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Musical based around Petula Clark songs opens up in Connecticut
Published on:29 July 2016

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A stage-show based around the songs of the 1960’s British songstress, Petula Clark, has opened up in Connecticut, titled A Sign of the Times.

What to expect?
According to the press release, the story is not that of Petula Clark herself, despite featuring quite a good number of her songs. Instead, the play tells of an original story of a girl named Cindy who runs away from Middle America to Manhattan in the year of 1965, and the various misadventures that ensue. A press release give the show the tagline of “Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares —go “Downtown” and find out who you are!,” taken from Clark’s song, “Downtown,” which is one of the many songs featured in the show. Read More

New Vilanch musical plans a tuneful, funny flashback that’s relatable

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

New Haven Register
New Goodspeed musical plans a tuneful, funny flashback that’s relatable
By Joe Amarante
07/22/16, 12:25 PM EDT

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CHESTER >> In the news: Rancorous politics, nuts with guns, hateful cults of death and a drug-overdose “epidemic.”

In the theaters and galleries, meanwhile? Maybe a chance to catch your breath.

“I think theater as an escape is completely wonderful,” said director Gabriel Barre the other day, before rehearsals for the new musical “A Sign of the Times.” “There’s nothing wrong with that and a lot of entertainment can and should provide an ability to transport an audience; let’s call it that instead of escape.” Read More

Bruce Vilanch’s Petula Clark Inspired Musical, Sign Of The Times, Announces Cast And Songs

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Playbill
Goodspeed’s Petula Clark Musical, Sign of the Times, Announces Cast
BY ROBERT VIAGAS
JUN 28, 2016

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Bruce Vilanch is writing the libretto.

A Sign of the Times, a new musical that uses songs made famous by 1960s pop sensation Petula Clark “and other hit-makers of the day,” has announced the cast for its summer production at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT.

Running July 29–September 4, the show has an original story by Richard Robin and an original book by comedy writer Bruce Vilanch. The score includes such period hits as “Downtown,” “Call Me,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway” and “The Boy From New York City.” Read More

Chilina Kennedy and More Set for Bruce Vilanch’s ‘A Sign of the Times’ Reading Prior to Goodspeed Production

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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Chilina Kennedy and More Set for A Sign of the Times Reading Prior to Goodspeed Production
Bethany Rickwald • Connecticut • Apr 20, 2016

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Casting has been announced for a private industry reading of Bruce Vilanch‘s A Sign of the Times musical, which will have a production at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatrefrom July 29-September 4. The reading will take place April 28-29.

Set in 1965, the plot of A Sign of the Times is described as follows: “The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers, and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit makers of the day.” The show’s songs include “I Know a Place,” “The Shoop Shoop Song,” “If I Can Dream,” and more. Read More

Save The Date: Bruce Vilanch’s Musical “Sign Of The Times” Part Of Goodspeed Musicals’ 2016 Season

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals‘ 2016 Season has something that will appeal to everyone—young and old—and continue the extraordinary legacy that has made Goodspeed Musicals the “Home of the American Musical.” We are excited to announce that the season will include classic musicals that have never appeared before on our stages along with new musicals at both of our theatres—The Goodspeed in East Haddam and The Terris Theatre in Chester.

ADVANCE SEASON TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW TO MEMBERS. Read More