Our next show, A Class Act, will officially launch this coming Tuesday with our presentation evening at 8pm at St Michael’s and All Saints church hall in Barnes.

This heartwarming and funny musical tells the story of Edward Kleban, the Tony Award winning lyricist most famous for A Chorus Line. Ed was hell-bent on writing both the words and music for a Broadway show, a goal unrealised in 1987 when he died of cancer at the age of 48. Only posthumously would Ed’s songs garner the acclaim they always deserved, in the biographical musical A Class Act.

A Class Act dramatises Ed’s often hilarious, ultimately heartbreaking journey. An ensemble cast inhabit the colourful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed’s life, including the legendarily acerbic Lehman Engle, the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch, and Über-creative Michael Bennett. Fourteen years after his death, one of the theater’s unsung champions finally got the recognition he always deserved in this vibrant musical about musicals.

Initially performed off-Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2000, A Class Act transferred to Broadway in 2001 where it ran for 105 performances.

At the presentation evening, we’ll tell you how you can be involved in this brilliant show, and the creative team will outline their vision. Find out more about A Class Act, including how to get hold of the audition materials, here.