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Based on the Academy Award-winning film, on life's winding road, sometimes you need to pull over and change direction.
From the TONY Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into The Woods,
Sunday In The Park With George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee)
comes a musical comedy about one modern family's unexpected route to
brighter days. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss
Sunshine is an
outrageously funny and surprisingly touching musical.
The Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a
floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa’s been kicked out of his
retirement home, 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 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
Filled with warmth, humor, and a tuneful score, Little Miss Sunshine
will delight and charm audiences. A true ensemble show, each character
is given a
standout moment. The minimal technical requirements and small cast
make this an ideal show for theatres looking for a big hit in a small
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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.