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Emma

January 28

March 15, 2020

CST’s Courtyard Theater

by Jane Austen
book, music & lyrics by Paul Gordon
directed by Barbara Gaines

Paul Gordon has a real feeling for Austen and a gentle lyricism that is a deft match for her writing.

Chicago Tribune

 

Jane Austen’s beloved novel is now a deliciously charming musical, created by Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, Daddy Long Legs). Privileged, pampered, and preoccupied with romance, Emma Woodhouse indulges in her pastime of misguided matchmaking, but is clueless when it comes to her own feelings and a gentleman named Mr. Knightley. As our imperfect heroine learns that love cannot be predicted or channeled, we are swept up by Paul Gordon’s lyrical melodies.

 

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