The Musical Theater Project
Professional Theatre

By: The Musical Theater Project

Show Description:
What makes us laugh at a song in a musical? Sometimes it's the brilliant wordplay in a lyric (Yip Harburg's "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady"). Sometimes it's the shenanigans of an outrageous performer (Nathan Lane), or the character being portrayed by that performer (Max Bialystock). Or sometimes it's all three, like Bert Lahr bellowing his way through the Cowardly Lion's "If I Were King of the Forest" in The Wizard of Oz. When that happens, we connect more deeply with our dreams, joys and frustrations. In short, our laughter brings us closer to ourselves. In this concert, we explore great comedy songs going back as far as Eddie Cantor's "Makin' Whoopee" (1928) and as far forward as John Cullum's "Don't Be the Bunny," written 83 years later for Urinetown. It's quite a tradition, and we'll celebrate it with live performances and video clips.

Staff and Cast:
Director: Bill Rudman
Musical Director: Nancy Maier

Hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier
Featuring Douglas F. Bailey II, Ursula Cataan and Sheri Gross
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

Wednesday, August 7th


7pm Wednesday

$28 - $31, Reserved Seating


Alma Theater at Cain Park
14591 Superior Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Promotional Materials: