2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Original Off-Broadway Version (1961)
The riotous musical farce based on the 16th century classic, "The Rivals." All In Love is the hilarious adaptation of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, known as the funniest “comedy of manners” ever written. This classic comedy was reinvigorated with a tuneful Golden Age score for the original 1961 Broadway production starring famed funnymen Dom DeLuise and Charles Kimbrough.
A mismatched collection of blue-blooded 18th century Brits swap affections and misdirected love letters while on vacation in Bath. This classic romantic farce pulls out all the stops with concealed identities, botched duels for honor, fortunes won and lost, a malapropism spinning aunt, and a mischievous maid. All is revealed in the end, just in time for a series of weddings and betrothals, and the requisite (slightly twisted) happy ending.
A G-rated comic romp, All In Love appeals to a wide range of audiences. It is easily producible, featuring a medium sized cast, small orchestra, and optional dance component. Perfect for an organization looking to show off the comedy chops of experienced male performers.
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The part of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, was originally written for Phil Silvers. Both he and Milton Berle turned down the role, leaving Zero Mostel, to create one of the most legendary characters in musical comedy.