Barrymore Award Nomination, Outstanding New Play or Musical
Book & Lyrics by Aaron Posner. Music & Lyrics byJames Sugg. Adapted from the short story by Mark Twain.
This is a delightful piece of fun and foolishness from one of the greatest storytellers ever (Mark Twain)— as filtered through my own playful theatrical sensibility, and then put to a bluegrass score by composer James Sugg. I am very proud of this musical for sheer delight— and for the fact that it brought audiences leaping to their feet in appreciation of a night of nothing but entertaining silliness.
“Frolicsome... it captures the spirit... of Twain’s lively essence.”
– The New York Times
Sometimes A Great Notion
Delaware Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Two River Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Florida Stage