Full Length Musical
Settings Of Play - Several locations the escaped prisoners visit in The City.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Obie, From Off-Broadway
Winner! 1970 Obie Award for Best Musical
This absurdist delight follows the Candide-like travails of two escaped prisoners, known only by their numbers as they make their way into and through The City, where the poor and homeless mingle with the Idle Rich. The messages range from: "Live with your own truth (whether you like it or not)" to "Riches make you dumb". Al Carmines' music is a magical blend that takes the audience from rock to blues, from Puccini to Noel Coward. Such songs as "Capricious and Fickle," "The Clothes Make the Man," and "Listen, I Feel" pepper this abstractionist fanstasia of song and dance. A ground-breaking Off-Broadway hit.
"It is a triumph. A wickedly amusing musical. A great show. A joy from start to finish." - The New York Times
Promenade premiered at the Judson Poet's Theatre in New York City in April 1965. The musical moved Off-Broadway to the Promenade Theatre in June 1969 under the direction of Lawrence Kornfield.