Smile Opens at Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance April 13
The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, located at 1047 Northwest Blvd. in Winston-Salem, will present SMILE Friday, April 13 2018 at 8 pm, Saturday, April 14 2018 at 8 pm, Sunday, April 15 2018 at 2 pm, Thursday, April 19 2018 at 8 pm, Friday, April 20 2018 at 8 pm, Saturday, April 21 2018 at 8 pm, Sunday, April 22 2018 at 2 pm.
SMILE, adapted from Michael Ritchie’s 1975 movie, ”Smile,” a satirical portrait of a teen-age beauty pageant, brings together two of the most commercially successful talents in the American musical theater. Marvin Hamlisch, the Oscar-winning composer, brought us the Broadway classics ”A Chorus Line” and ”They’re Playing Our Song.” Howard Ashman, the 36-year-old lyricist, book writer and director of ”Smile,” wrote (with the composer Alan Menken) and directed the smash hit Off Broadway show, ”Little Shop of Horrors.”
A THEATRE ALLIANCE “RISING STARS” PRODUCTION
This touching musical follows both the public and behind-the-scenes goings on at the fictitious Young American Miss Pageant in Santa Rosa, Calif., where 16 teen-age girls compete for the title. The show focuses on two girls from very different backgrounds – Robin, a newcomer to the circuit, and Doria, her pageant-seasoned roommate who knows every trick of the trade. The show also depicts the relationship of Brenda DiCarlo, the ambitious pageant coordinator and former Young American Miss, and Big Bob Freelander, the president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the pageant’s chief judge.
The cast is comprised of area high school students and younger.
WHO: BOOK and LYRICS by Howard Ashman
MUSIC by Marvin Hamlisch
Directed by Jamie Lawson, Starring Maddie McKie