Allegro

Follow the story of Joe Taylor, Jr. from cradle to early manhood in this loving and wise exploration of America’s coming of age, as seen through the eyes of a young physician learning about the mysteries of life and death. Discover this little-known jewel of a show, long considered Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most personal and groundbreaking work of musical theater. This second installment of our Musical Theater Initiative will once again be helmed by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle (Passion). Come and experience another musical masterpiece in a luminous staging by one of our greatest interpreters of the form.


“BLISSFUL…experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ALLEGRO anew in John Doyle’s GLOWING INTERPRETATION. Deeply personal and musically hypnotic.” – The New York Times


John Doyle’s production is INTIMATELY WRENCHING. The heart of ALLEGRO has been resuscitated. It thrums with life.” – New York Magazine


“Attention, cult musical fans! Classic Stage Company presents a rare, elegant revival of ALLEGRO with smart new musical orchestrations by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.” – Time Out New York


“The ensemble is exceptional both in acting and musicianship. Rodgers’ lovely gamboling music and the crisp character-rich sound that emerged from the company make ALLEGRO A TREAT TO ENCOUNTER.– L.A. Times


“ALLEGRO STRIKES A LOVELY CHORD. Oh, that music! The songs are vintage Rodgers and Hammerstein goodness, the ensemble captures an idealistic America…you’ll want to cherish the dream. HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL.– The New York Post


“Imagine a showtune-laden Thornton Wilder play…with a WELL-CHOSEN CAST and director John Doyle’s ARRESTING CHOICES.” – Entertainment Weekly


“John Doyle’s RICH STAGING presents ALLEGRO in its best light and its best sound—CLEAR AND HAUNTING, like a warped Shaker spiritual.” – The New Yorker


“If you have any interest in musical theater, you won’t want to miss this WINNING PRODUCTION. It will rank among my favorites of the year.” – The Huffington Post


PERFORMANCES FROM NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 14, 2014

Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Book & Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Directed & Designed by JOHN DOYLE

Cast: GEORGE ABUD, ALMA CUERVO, ELIZABETH A. DAVIS, CLAYBOURNE ELDER, DAVID FINCH, MALCOLM GETS, MAGGIE LAKIS, PAUL LINCOLN, MEGAN LOOMIS, KARA MIKULA, JANE PFITSCH, RANDY REDD, ED ROMANOFF, JESSICA TYLER WRIGHT

Music Director MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL
Costume Design ANN HOULD-WARD
Lighting Design JANE COX  
Sound Design DAN MOSES SCHREIER