News – Vanities: The Musical
Vanities: The Musical
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY
Thursday 1st September – Saturday 1st October 2016
Press Night: Tuesday 6th September, 7pm
This Autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC’s Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot).
Following acclaimed runs in Seattle, Houston, New York, and Los Angeles, Vanities makes its London debut for the 10th anniversary of the musical (book by Jack Heifner and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum) and 40th anniversary of the play.
Vanities is a hilarious and heartfelt story about three best friends growing up in Dallas at a time when image and style were more important than brains and ambition. Through a rich original score that blends girl group harmonies of the 60s and 70s with contemporary musical theatre, Vanities explores how these women’s warped view of the world shaped them for better and worse.
It’s time to go back to 1963 and watch Mary, Kathy and Joanne obsess over their cheerleader routines, choose their sororities, plan their wedding outfits – because even though the President has been shot and America’s on the brink of a war, if the girls just stay popular and don’t lose their looks everything will be okay… right?
Jack Heifner (Book) and David Kirshenbaum (Music and Lyrics) comment, On the fortieth anniversary of the play Vanities, there’s no better gift than having the musical version of the play open in London. This isn’t just an American musical. It is a look into the lives of three girls who see nothing deeper than their reflection in the mirror. Given the wrong set of rules to live by, they find they are unprepared for the journey into a world that puts value on much more than just appearances. We’re thrilled that this show is finally being produced in London but moreover, that it’s happening with these producers, this creative team, and this cast.
Title Vanities: The Musical
Performance Dates Thursday 1st September – Saturday 1
st October 2016 Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees 3pm
Running time 2 hours including interval
Twitter @VanitiesMusical, @TrafStudios, #Vanities
Location Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY www.atgtickets.com/venues/trafalgar-studios
How to get there Trafalgar Studios is located on Whitehall. The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (on the Bakerloo and Northern lines), Embankment (on the Bakerloo, Northern, Circle and District lines), Westminster (on the Jubilee, Circle and District lines) and Leicester Square (on the Northern and Piccadilly lines). The nearest rail station is Charing Cross.
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