Presented by the Department of Drama
Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and lyrics by Murray Yeston
Adaptation from the Italian by Mario Fratti
(Based on Fellini’s 8 ½)
Directed and choreographed by Anthony Salatino
Musical direction by Brian Cimmet
Performed in the Archbold Theatre
Based on Federico Fellini’s famous film 8 ½, this spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in 1982 and in a hit revival in 2003. Celebrated film director Guido Contini is suffering from a creative block and is having trouble with the women in his life—his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his producer. As he attempts to develop a script and untangle his complicated relationships, Guido looks back on his life and finds the inspiration he needs: his next movie will be a musical version of the Casanova story. Fantasy, comedy, a delightful score, and romance mix together in this lush musical.
Tickets and More Information
The six shows in the Department of Drama's 2016-17 season are available on subscription for $99. Discounted subscriptions, $89, are available for seniors, students, and new this season, for Syracuse University employees. The Department of Drama is also introducing a flexible ticket package, Flex 4Pack, for $60. Flex 4Pack tickets are not valid for Mary Poppins. Subscriptions and Flex 4Packs are available at the Box Office at 820 East Genesee Street from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by telephone at 315.443.3275.