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Face the Music archiveProducer Hal Reisman desperately seeks backers for his Broadway show. Because of the Great Depression, once rich investors are "Lunching at the Automat". In his search, Reisman meets crooked policemen who need to get rid of their illegal money before they are found out. The corrupt police chief Martin van Buren Meshbesher and his eccentric wife Myrtle become investors in the show, expecting it to be a failure. However, when risqu? material is added the show is raided and the government tries to close it and the flop becomes an instant hit because of the publicity. The show opened on Broadway on February 17th 1932 playing for 165 performances. UK Stage Premiere. After lying dormant for nearly 70 years, the show was restored with an adaptation by David Ives for presentation at City Centre Encores!


David Anthony (Martin Van Buren Meshbesher), Laurel Dougall (Mrs Myrtle Meshbesher), Samuel Haughton (Hal Reisman), Joanna Hughes (Kit Baker), Alessandro Lubrano (Pat Mason), James Houlbrook (O'Rourke), Ceris Hine (Pickles Crouse), Lewis Dewar Foley (Joe Malarkey), Lewis Asquith (Rodney St. Clair), Ross McNeill (Uncle Sam), Kirsten Stark (Pratt Sister), Daniel James Webster (Defence Lawyer)


Author: Irving Berlin
Book by: Moss Hart
Producer: Andrew Yon
Presented by: All Star Productions
Adapted by: David Ives
Director(s): Brendan Matthew, Benjamin Newsome (casting)
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Choreographer: Sally Brooks
Design: Joana Dias
Lighting: Sky Bembury

Face the Music

Face the Music (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T1400983068. Details of all Face the Music archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1495

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Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub
Outer London, Greater London
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