Little Miss Sunshine
Schedule
Broadway TBA
Social / Subscribe


Buy Tickets - Closed Show
Seating Chart
Map
CDS/Books/DVDs
Articles
In LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, the Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa's been kicked out of his retirement home for doing drugs, and Uncle Frank's been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager Dwayne has taken a vow of silence and overextended mom Sheryl can do little more than slap on a smile. But when the youngest Hoover-energetic, indomitable Olive-enters a regional children's beauty pageant, the family thinks their luck could change and embarks on a cross-country trek chasing the coveted title of "Little Miss Sunshine." With a rollicking pace and moments of joyful abandon, Little Miss Sunshine is an outrageously funny and surprisingly touching new musical.
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, which had a production at La Jolla Playhouse in 2011, has taken further steps in development aiming for a Broadway opening in 2012. The musical features Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and playwright/director James Lapine. A reading featuring two of Broadway's favorites, Raul Esparza and Sherie Rene Scott, took place in September 2011. The script has been revised since its premiere, and the reading was overseen by Lapine.

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE & LEAP OF FAITH Considering Spring Bows?
by Rialto Chatter - January 6, 2012

Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that both Little Miss Sunshine and LEAP OF FAITH are considering making Spring bows on Broadway as they evaluate both potential available theatres and 'Best New Musical' competitors. Talking to producers for LEAP OF FAITH, Riedel reports 'When I asked about their plans, they said: " 'Leap of Faith' is planning to open [in] fall 2012. If we were presented with the possibility of a spring opening, we would strongly consider it, but many pieces would have to fall into place to make that happen." But I can tell you from sources inside the "Leap of Faith" revival tent, we're comin', praise Jesus, we're comin' (more...)

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Musical Continues; Reading Features Sherie Rene Scott, Raul Esparza
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2011

Little Miss Sunshine, which earlier this year had a production at La Jolla Playhouse, has taken further steps in development. The musical features Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and playwright/director James Lapine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at the La Jolla Playhouse
by Jay Irwin - March 27, 2011

The La Jolla Playhouse is presenting a world premiere musical based on the 2006 Academy Award winning film "Little Miss Sunshine". And while the show had its shining moments and a cast that matched the subtlety and charm of the original sleeper hit, on the whole it needs a bit of a jump start if it's going to make it down the road to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Reviews: La Jolla Premieres a Bright LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by Don Grigware - March 11, 2011

The 2006 movie dramedy Little Miss Sunshine was and still remains such a low-key charmer that to attempt to simulate it on stage with music is at once challenging, courageous and perplexing. Why? Why retell a story that is so perfect on film unless you can achieve a brand new and interesting take on it? I guess Spider-Man and other films being translated to the stage is the rage these days, especially when there's a dearth of original musicals. All this aside, the production values, the cast and the very artistic endeavor of the stage musical Little Miss Sunshine, now at the Mandell Weiss Theatre of La Jolla Playhouse through March 27, should be lauded and appreciated. (more...)

Review Roundup- LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at the La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2011

The Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and writer/director James Lapine, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musicals Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will bring their latest project to, Little Miss Sunshine to The Playhouse. The production runs through March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: A First Look at La Jolla's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE!
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2011

The Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and writer/director James Lapine, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musicals Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will bring their latest project to, Little Miss Sunshine to The Playhouse. The production runs through March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Premiere LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Musical, 2/15/11-3/17/11
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2011

La Jolla Playhouse announced today an exciting new production for its 2010/11 subscription season: the world premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine. The Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and writer/director James Lapine, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musicals Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will bring their latest project to the Playhouse. The production will run February 15 - March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE!
by Stage Tube - February 3, 2011

The first video has turned up from the world premiere of Little Miss Sunshine at the La Jolla Playhouse. The musical features Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and playwright/director James Lapine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Costumes Sketches for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE!
by BWW Photo Special - December 30, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse has just released costume sketches by Jennifer Caprio for the upcoming world-premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine. The musical features Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and playwright/director James Lapine. Below are two of the costumes for 'Olive Hoover.' (more...)

Hunter Foster, Malcolm Gets, Dick Latessa et al. Lead Starry Cast of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the cast and creative team of its upcoming world-premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine, by the Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and playwright/director James Lapine. Mr. Lapine has enjoyed a long association with the Playhouse, having previously directed Merrily We Roll Along (1985) and Luck, Pluck and Virtue (1993). The production runs February 15 - March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Premiere LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Musical, 2/15/11-3/17/11
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announced today an exciting new production for its 2010/11 subscription season: the world premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine. The Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and writer/director James Lapine, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musicals Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will bring their latest project to the Playhouse. The production will run February 15 - March 27, 2011 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Finn & Lapine's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE to Feature Bierko, Latessa, Scott and More at Sundance Lab
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2009

Sundance White Oak Lab has announced principal casting for the production of Little Miss Sunshine. The cast will include Broadway veterans Craig Bierko, Dick Latessa and Sherie Rene Scott. The musical is being adapted by theater vets William Finn and James Lapine. Sundance will also premiere the musical adaptation of 'Like Water for Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel. (more...)