Richard B. Evans
Composer
ENCHANTED APRIL, A Musical Romance

For music clips and more details see the website: www.EnchantedAprilthemusical.com

Enchanted April, A Musical Romance

 

 

 

Music and Orchestrations
Richard B. Evans

Book and Lyrics
Charles Leipart
 

 

 

It’s a cold and rainy, post-war-London, February, 1922. In the London Times, a small classified ad appears:

“To those who appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine: To let for the month of April - a medieval castle on the Italian Mediterranean shore.”
 

“Haven’t you ever seen things in a kind of vision before they really happen?”
     “Me? No. Never.”
“That’s the way I see us both. In a vision - there in Italy! April in this 
medieval castle!”

 

Life and love are about to bloom for four London women: Rose - earnestly good but hiding a secret desire; Lottie - full of life and a mischievous streak; Lady Caroline - a stunningly beautiful but jaded debutante; and Mrs. Fisher - a widow who believes her glory days are all behind her. These four ladies find each other and the castle of their dreams for one magical month on the Mediterranean. They seek a much needed antidote to their dreary London cares, and what they find on the Italian shore awakens them to a world of beauty, ardor, and the joys of living. Love and comedy ensue when their husbands and lovers descend on the ladies’ heavenly retreat - where passions bloom in the Italian spring!

The Enchanted Aprilthe novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, has previously been the subject of two successful films and a stage play. In the hands of Evans and Leipart, von Arnim’s witty and insightful story and colorful characters, full of heart and humour, make for a fabulous Musical Romance! 

For music clips and more details see the website: www.enchantedaprilthemusical.com
 
Art by Clare Piaget
Industry Reading

ENCHANTED APRIL, A Musical Romance

 Pearl Studios, New York City

Director Robert Pullen,
 
Music Director Larry Yurman

Featuring Brent Barrett, Ben Dibble, Rachel ColoffLeslie FlesnerAmy Goldberger, Joy Hermalyn, Florence LaceyRebecca Luker, Jill Paice, Robert Petkoff, Bruce Winant,   and   Amos Wolff.
 
        

 

Presented by Adrienne Arsht -

Developmental Workshop
ENCHANTED APRIL, A Musical Romance

Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

Director Robert Pullen,
Co-Director/Choreographer Stephen Brotebeck,
Music Director Luke Frazier

 


 

Industry Reading
ENCHANTED APRIL, A Musical Romance

Chelsea Studios, New York City,
with General Management by Brierpatch Productions.

Director Annette Jolles, Music Director Larry Yurman

 

Jill Paice, Robert Petkoff, Rachel Coloff, Rebecca LukerBen Dibble, Amy Goldberger, Michael Marcotte, SuEllen Estey, Lauren Jelencovich, Joy Hermalyn, Joel Briel, and George Dvorsky.

 

 

    

Rebecca Luker and
Amy Goldberger

Jill Paice

 

Jill Paice
 

 

Robert Petkoff 


 

 George Dvorsky

  

 

 

SuEllen Estey

 

SuEllen Estey  

Ben Dibble and
Amy Goldberger

  

 

 

Music Director Larry Yurman    

   

 

Joy Hermalyn

 

 

               
Music Director: Larry Yurman,
Asst. Music Dir: Paul Staroba,
Violin/Mandolin: Antoine Silverman

Photos by: Robert Petkoff

 

For music clips and more detailssee the website: www.enchantedaprilthemusical.com
 

ENCHANTED APRIL is being commissioned by West Bay Opera, the highly respected opera company based in Palo Alto, California, with General Director Maestro José Luis Moscovich. WBO<http://wbopera.org> is the second oldest opera company in the western United States. 

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