This fall, I’m excited to be playing the role of Caroline Bingley in IAM Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice: The Musical under the direction of Lexie Papedo Gasparini. This will mark the national premiere of Rita Abrams and Josie Brown’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s famous 1813 romantic novel, which had its world premiere in London and has generated favorable notice:
“Rita Abrams’… has captured the period flavor in both music and lyrics, and given the score just the right gloss. The tunes shimmer with an inviting appeal, and it’s clear that the Abrams-Brown production has the right “sensibility” for Austen and her characters. It’s a great beginning to what should evolve into a winning show.” – Gerald Nachman, Theatre Critic and Author of Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s
“Emmy award winning songwriter Rita Abrams has managed to bring her considerable powers to Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in a way that brings that classic work alive, and keeps us thoroughly engaged as we listen to the catchy and compelling lyrics embodied in her delightful and wonderfully enchanting melodies. The songs are a triumph of inventiveness and skill, and display the abundant talent of this rich and original, gifted songwriter.” – Michael Krasny, Host of NPR’s Forum (KQED, San Francisco) and Author of Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life
“Witty, tuneful, and very sophisticated.” – David H. Bell, Helen Hayes Award-winning Director for The Hot Mikado
“This musical does not disappoint. When I listened to the musical I was entranced…” – Jane Austen’s World blog
Pride and Prejudice: The Musical runs September 23, 2016 through October 9, 2016 at the Southside Theatre of San Francisco’s Ft. Mason Center for Arts & Culture.