Friday, March 20, 2015
The Happy Time
Good Idea: Let's turn Samuel Taylor's coming-of-age comedy into a chamber musical!
Bad Idea: Let's shift the focus from the naive nephew to the roguish uncle! And put the show in a giant theater!
Good Idea: Let's cast hearthrob Robert Goulet as the uncle!
Bad Idea: Let's rewrite the uncle so he's a big success instead of a failure who lies about his success to his family!
The result? A book with no stakes, a short run, and a Tony for Robert Goulet.