Well, the weather has certainly not cooperated with our tech week preparations, but the cast, crew and orchestra for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Me and Juliet are still going to be ready for OPENING NIGHT on Friday, February 3!
Me and Juliet is a classic American Musical R&H penned in 1953, between The King and I and The Sound of Music. While it enjoyed a modest success, it never rose to the level of their more well-known hits.
In a letter to John van Druten, the director of The King and I, Oscar Hammerstein wrote:“Me and Juliet looks like a great big hit. It is a change of pace for us and in some quarters we may be criticized because it is not as high-falutin’ as our most recent efforts. It is in fact an out-and-out musical comedy. If this be treason, make the most of it.”
The cast of Me and Juliet in rehearsal for the first song in Act II, “Intermission,” which looks with tongue-in-cheek at the typical audience for a Broadway show.
With typical R&H music, lyrics and “boy meets girl” story line, Me and Juliet looks behind-the-scenes at the lives of the cast, crew and audience of a long-running Broadway show. Its best-known song is “No Other Love,” a number-one record for Perry Como in 1953.
It may not be “high falutin'”, but Me and Juliet is all Rodgers and Hammerstein, and we’re proud to bring it to you!
The show opens Friday, February 3 and runs in the beautiful Cailloux Theater for three weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 with Matinees on February 12 and 19 at 2:30.
SATURDAY IS “SCHREINER NIGHT”
All Schreiner alumni and friends are encouraged to see the show on “Schreiner Night,” Saturday, February 4, when the University will host special pre- and post-show events as part of their year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration. Of course, everyone is welcome, reception included!