Midsummer Nights transfers Shakespeare’s classic comedy from ancient Athens to the California coast and into the great “Beach Blanket” movies of the 1960’s. Over the course of a magical evening, pranksters, eccentrics and fools find love and folly while delivering “Grease”-style parodies of '60’s pop songs. In the seaside town of Laguna Beach, Hermia and Lysander find new inspiration as a “Frankie and Annette” pair of star-crossed lovers. Demetrius is a science nerd. Helena is a biker chick. Shakespeare’s rustics are now a local community theater group. Shakespeare’s fairy king and queen are re-imagined as discontented beatniks. Puck is a mischievous beach boy and Cobweb, Blossom and Moth provide backup vocals. Midsummer Nights is an enchanted evening of spirited song and dance and an excellent choice for community or local regional theater productions.
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"A frothy show with lively tunes and some sassy and clever lyrics."-- The New York Times
"Charming ... lively and cute. A great deal of fun."-- Newark Star Ledger
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- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 1960s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: Small
Music Material Rental Packages
Off-Broadway, Musical Theatre Works, NYC