The Musicals in Mufti Series presents three to five concert revival readings of underappreciated Broadway musicals for 11 performances each. "Mufti" means "in everyday clothes, without all the trappings of a large production," and each show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging. The series has celebrated such writers as Richard Rodgers, George Abbott and Joseph Stein.
AUGUST 5 - 13, 2017
Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN
Concept by LARRY ALFORD, WAYNE CILENTO, and JERRY HERMAN
Music Direction by ERIC SVEJCAR
Directed by PAMELA HUNT
Jerry’s Girls is a captivating tribute to the all-American master of song Jerry Herman that brings the 'larger-than-life' women from such shows center stage: matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi of Hello, Dolly!, exuberant Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, the benignly eccentric Countess Aurelia of Dear World, screen legend Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel, and the flamboyant ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles.
It affectionately celebrates his special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the American musical theatre. The all-female cast will remind us of how Jerry Herman has given voice to some of the most iconic roles, ballads and show-stoppers ever written for Broadway. A winner of the Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Drama Desk Awards, Jerry Herman is the master tunesmith of our time.