STRIKE UP THE BAND!, LEAVE IT TO JANE and More Set for Musicals Tonight's 2013 Season at Lion Theatre


Musicals Tonight has just announced its spring 2013 season at The Lion Theatre, featuring Strike Up the Band!, Same Time, Next Year - The Musical and Leave It to Jane. Scroll below for more details.


Libretto by George S. Kaufman
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Runs: March 11-24, 2013

In this 1927 musical farce, the owner of the Fletcher American Cheese Co. has convinced the U.S. government to declare war on Switzerland, who has protested our tariff on imported cheese. The 1940 film starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and was directed by Busby Berkeley.

Songs: Fletcher's American Cheese Choral Society; I Mean to Say; Soon; Three Cheers for the Union; He Knows Milk; Strike Up the Band; Mademoiselle from New Rochelle; I've Got a Crush on You; (How About a Boy) Like Me?

Director: Thomas Sabella-Mills
Music Director: James Stenborg

Libretto: Bernard Slade
Music and Lyrics: Stan Daniels (eight-time EMMY winner)
Runs: April 2-14, 2013

George and Doris meet in Napa Valley in 1951 and have a one night "affair". Although they return to and continue to love their respective spouses, they feel so strongly about one another that they arrange to meet once a year (at the same time). Over 24 years we see each "evolve" - at different rates and in different ways. The 1975 play starred Ellen Burstyn who won both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Actress.

Songs: I Love You - I Think; Every Time I See You; Everyone Yearns for Romance; Adultery; High School Graduate; What a Wonderful Guy I Must Be

Director: Thomas Sabella-Mills
Music Director: David B. Bishop

Libretto and Lyrics by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
Music by Jerome Kern
Runs: April 16-28, 2013

The story is about a star halfback who forsakes his father's alma mater, Bingham, to play for their rival - Atwater - in order to be near the girl he loves, Jane, who is the daughter of Atwater's President. "A Gay and Tasteful Musical" said The New York Times of August 29, 1917.

Songs: Good Old Atwater; Watch My Step; Leave It to Jane; Crickets Are Calling: Cleopatterer: The Days of Chivalry; Siren's Song; I'm Going to Find a Girl.

Director: Thomas Sabella-Mills
Music Director: James Stenborg

Each musical will run for two weeks - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 7:30; and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday @ 2:00). All performances will be at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office or from TeleCharge 212-239-6200.

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