2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Goodspeed Opera House Version
A family musical about the unusual friendship between a strong-willed girl and a tightrope walker who's lost his nerve.
Mirette is a stirring, intimate chamber musical from the creators of The Fantasticks and I Do, I Do about a gutsy little girl in 1890s Paris and a mysterious
high-wire walker based on the Caldecott Award-winning children's book. Set in a
boarding house for circus performers, complete with real wire-walking
acts this magical tale will charm the whole family.
Set in 1890s Paris, Mirette
tells of the most unusual friendship between a strong-willed ten
year-old girl and a jaded tightrope walker. Young Mirette is delighted
when she discovers her mother’s grumpy new boarder is none other than
the Great Bellini, whose glorious tightrope-walking days were cut short
when he lost his nerve. Demonstrating an innate talent for balancing,
she convinces the reluctant Bellini – against her mother's wishes – to
teach her his craft. But when Bellini, determined not to disappoint the
girl, stages a comeback performance only to find himself paralyzed with
fear, it is Mirette who must climb the wire and help him regain his
With minimal production demands, an inspiring story and
charming characters who will steal your audience's hearts (including the
spunky title role and the gruff man whose icy exterior she breaks), Mirette joins the ranks of Schmidt
shows that are sheer theatrical poetry.
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Another one-act version of Passionella was written by Stephen Sondheim and directed by Mike Nichols four years before Mr. Nichols directed The Apple Tree.