A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME
"SOMETHING TO SAVOR...A PERFECT RECIPE FOR CATCHY MUSICAL THEATER!" -New York Times
NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 11, 2016
Photos by Carol Rosegg
"A sensational and savory new musical! An all-female cast, and band, bring a saucy, curvy zest to this all appealing comedy, but also some serious food for thought regarding sociopolitical changes spanning over a decade, from the later 1940s to the 'swingin' 60s." -Phindie.com
"Sparkling talent...Right on the money! An enjoyable holiday diversion…A celebration of home cooking, staunch friendships and more!"
“What a joy… Outstanding! An exceptional original score...reflects the tone and popular songs of the '50s and '60s! the cast couldn't be any more perfect. Delightful!"
"Empowering! An honest, heartfelt look atsurviving when the values you held dear are torn apart in favor of new ones...It's a message that should never be forgotten!"
A Taste of Things to Come celebrates the friendships of four women during the 1950s and 60s. An all-female cast and band bring a saucy, curvy zest to this exciting new musical comedy, but also some serious food for thought about sociopolitical changes spanning the era. Things in the kitchen begin to heat up as differences of opinion on sex, race, and women’s roles rise to the surface. Life changes for these women – and for the country – when they come to realize that there’s more to life than cooking the perfect casserole.
In an age that believed that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they discover that the way to a woman’s heart is through her best friends.
The creative team includes Steven C. Kemp (set), Dana Burkart (costumes), Nathan Scheuer (lighting), Daniel J. Gerhard (sound), and Justin West (projections). Casting is by Joy Dewing. The Production Stage Manager is Veronica Aglow with Assistant Stage Manager Hollace Jeffords. A Taste of Things to Come was conceived by Hollye Levin and has Orchestrations and Dance Arrangements by Debra Barsha with Lena Gabrielle and Vocal Arrangements by Debra Barsha. Music direction is by Gillian Berkowitz. It was originally produced at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA: Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, Josh Fiedler, Producers. A recording will be available on BMG.