A Connecticut Yankee

A Connecticut Yankee

Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Lorenz Hart / Book by Herbert Fields

Adapted from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court by Mark Twain

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A Connecticut Yankee

A Connecticut Yankee

Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Lorenz Hart / Book by Herbert Fields

Adapted from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court by Mark Twain

Overview

On the eve of his wedding, our hero receives an unexpected visit from his former fiancé. When his current wife-to-be finds them together, she knocks the fellow out cold with - what else? - a champagne bottle. He awakes to find himself transported back to the days of Camelot where he charms King Arthur's court and is soon put in charge of industrializing the country. He falls in love, only to have his armor kidnapped by the King's hilariously evil sister. He awakes from his prophetic dream realizing that he almost married the wrong girl. This delectable musical comedy, with its willfully silly dedication to pure hi-jinks, was meticulously restored in 2001 for its presentation by the acclaimed Encores! series in New York City and is now available with Don Walker's thrilling orchestrations.

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: Present Day, 1920s, 5th Century / Arthurian
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers' contribution to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than six decades, his hits ranging from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright light ...

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Lorenz Hart

Lorenz Hart was born in New York City on May 2, 1895, the oldest of two sons of Frieda and Max Hart. Hart graduated from Columbia Grammar School and attended the Columbia School of Journalism. In the late teens a mutual friend introduced Hart to composer Richard Rodgers. Rodg ...

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Herbert Fields

Herbert Fields (1897-1958) was a celebrated librettist and screenwriter. The brother and sister team of Herbert and Dorothy Fields was part of a vibrant New York theatrical family that also included their brother, Joseph, a prolific librettist and playwright, and their father ...

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. In 1862 he became a reporter on the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, Nevada, and in 1863 began signing his articles with the pseudonym "Mark Twain," a Miss ...

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