Friday, September 3, 2010

Melissa Lyons and T. Eric Hart to Star in FCLO's Jane Eyre

FCLO

The world premiere of Jane Eyre, a musical based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, opens October 15 and plays through October 31 at Fullerton’s Plummer Auditorium.

With Broadway stars Melissa Lyons as Jane and T Eric Hart as Rochester, this new treatment of a classic work features 16 original songs and a 20 piece live orchestra.

Jane grows up as an orphan at Lowood school for girls to become a teacher there, and then leaves to become the governess of Rochester’s ward at Thornfield Manor, where mystery and intrigue abound. This intense love story of Jane and Rochester is complimented with the humorous antics of Rochester’s household help.


The music is classic in the style of Les Miserables and Jekyll and Hyde with soaring ballads and large ensemble numbers, including “Maybe Love”, “Common Ground” “Prosperity’s got a Price”, “Two Gentle eyes”, and “The Moors Will be Calling”.

Still required reading in many schools, this musical treatment intends to re-popularize the story, adding songs that will become popular favorites. The music is by Jerry Williams, international symphony conductor and Music Director for Donny/Marie Osmond productions, with book by Patricia York, adapted for stage by Jan Duncan. This is not to be confused with the John Caird version, produced earlier at the La Jolla Playhouse. It is an entirely new treatment.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 714-879-1732 or go to www.fclo.com/.

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