Cinematique Presents: "Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened"
Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 10th
The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre
Monday through Friday at 7 pm
Wednesday at 4 pm
NOTE: This is in the smaller Stein Theatre so advance ticket purchase is recommended (in person at the Thalian Box Office or online - see below).
Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" opened in November 1981 to scathing reviews and closed after just 16 performances. Despite its inauspicious beginnings, the musical's score has grown to become one of the composer's most beloved. Archival footage of the rehearsals along with interviews with the cast -- as well as Sondheim himself and director Harold Prince -- tell the tale of this infamous production.
From the Critics:
“The story of a legendary, rare theatrical failure from Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince doubles as an inspiring tale of ambition, youth and why we make art.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“A love letter to the theater-and a deeply poignant one at that-Lonny Price's sentimental documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... is a bittersweet gem.” – Christ Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
Learn more about The Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened HERE.
For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.
Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee )