All Star stages rare revival of 110 in the Shade at Ye Olde Rose & Crown

15 Feb
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
100 in the Shade

After its current premiere of new British musical My Land's Shore, All Star Productions will continue its 2017 season at east London's Ye Olde Rose & Crown in Walthamstow with a rarely seen 1963 musical 100 IN THE SHADE in May...

All Star Productions will stage a rare London revival of the 1963 musical 110 IN THE SHADE, running at Ye Old Rose & Crown Theatre from 9 to 28 May 2017, with a press night on 12 May.

110 IN THE SHADE is written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones - the songwriting team behind the world's longest running musical, The Fantasticks - and based on N Richard Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker.

The musical focuses on the unmarried Lizzie living in a small Western town besieged by a long drought. Lizzie is dealing with another type of drought: her love life. Intelligent yet plain, she is worried that she will soon become an old maid with no one to love her. When a charismatic man named Starbuck arrives and claims the ability to make rain, Lizzie believes he is a con man with no abilities whatsoever. Little does she know that this man will change her life forever.

Containing a lush soaring score, 110 IN THE SHADE centers on Lizzie’s quest for self-acceptance and her choice between two suitors: the rainmaker Starbuck and the divorced Sheriff File. 

The production is directed by Randy Smartnick, with musical direction by Aaron Clingham and choreography by Kate McPhee. It's produced by Andrew Yon for All Star Productions. Casting is yet to be announced.