New York-based Infinity Theatre Company will offer a two-show season this summer in Annapolis. The season will feature Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing in collaboration with Live Arts Maryland and the long-running off-Broadway hit The Fantasticks.
A Grand Night, done under the baton of Live Arts Maryland’s Artistic Director, J. Ernest Green, was originally curated by Walter Bobbie, who mined the more obscure R&H musicals for gems. “A Grand Night For Singing has a great score—it’s well put together—and the songs flow nicely from one another,” DCTS’ Kelly McCorkendale wrote of the show staged two years ago. Infinity will stage A Grand Night for Singing between June 13 to 23, 2019.
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The Fantasticks, a musical about a young couple who seem destined for each other when a wall safely separated them, but whose romance is stymied by a desire to see the world, will run from June 27 to July 14 of this year. ” The charm of The Fantastick’s depends on a particular kind of “magic” created between the ensemble cast and the audience,” wrote DCTS’ Sabrina Daly of the Infinity production in 2010 in which Infinity’s co-artistic directors, Anna and Alan Ostroff, starred as the young couple. For its 10th anniversary, director Alan Ostroff promises something quite new for the beloved musical, which ran for 42 years Off-Broadway. “This classic musical is a love letter to the past, and our new high concept version using digital tools theorizes that the piece translates well into a world with one foot in the Internet and one foot in reality,” he says.