Musicals a la Carte, a reading series of three musicals, will be presented by New York University’s Program in Vocal Performance, on Oct. 12-13; Oct. 26-27; and Nov. 9-10. The casts will feature talented undergraduate and graduate students from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The productions run in the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal Street. Tickets are $5 for general admission. For more information or to reserve tickets, the public may call the Steinhardt School Box Office at 212.998.5281. [Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F (W. 4th St.); R (8th St.); 6 (Astor Place)].
Musicals a la Carte will feature the following three original and restaged productions:
- Next Thing You Know: New Songs from Salzman and Cunningham is a musical by the creators of last year’s Off-Broadway show I Love You Because, Josh Salzman and Ryan Cunningham. A collection of stories told through humorous contemporary music theatre songs, Next Thing You Know deals with the compromises we make in life and how they signify maturity rather than failure. Directed by John Simpkins. (Oct. 12 at 8:00 p.m.; Oct. 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)
- The Boys from Syracuse is the first musical ever adapted from Shakespeare. Based on “The Comedy of Errors,” this musical farce deals with a search for twins, perplexed wives, disgruntled courtesans and outraged constables. Music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart; book by George Abbot; directed by Dallett Norris. (Oct. 26 at 8:00 p.m.; Oct. 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)
- The Golden Apple transplants Homer’s epic poems of The Odyssey and The Iliad to the little town of Angel’s Roost, nestled at the foot of Washington State’s Mount Olympus in turn-of-the-century America. Music by Jerome Moross; book and lyrics by John Treville Latouche; directed by Kent Paul. (Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m.; Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)
Reporters interested in attending Musicals a la Carte should contact the Production Office at 212.998.5069.