Closing out the 2010-2011 Season, Austin Playhouse presents a Bricusse/Newley classic and multiple Tony Award nominated production: Stop the World – I Want to Get Off! A thought-provoking tale about the fleeting nature of worldly success, this beloved musical celebrates its 50th year in 2011.
“Stop the World! - I want to get off," which debuted on The West End 50 years ago, is set in a circus an tells the timeless tale of a Littlechap, a clown who conquers the world but loses himself. The story will be told through song, dance, drama and the artistry of the Austin Playhouse acting company. The show is a cherished musical classic—a boundless, shameless, and humorously entertaining production
The production—nominated for several Tony Awards over the years—is an action packed, funny and tender story about the choices we make and the opportunities we get during our lifetime. It is about the responsibility we have for our own lives, and how it sometimes feels like your world is spinning out of control and you just want to get off.
"Stop the World" is directed by Don Toner with musical direction by Oliver Worthington and choreography by Danny Herman and Rocker Verastique. The show stars Rick Roemer as Littlechap and Angela Davis as Evie with an ensemble that includes Kimberly Barrow, Rachel Dendy, Hildreth England, Emily Everidge, Kasey Erin Kelly, Eedann McCord, Stephanie Ngo-Hatchie, Ann Pittman, Hannah Rose, and Jennifer Blakeney Young.