Songs and Scenes from ‘The Sap of Life’

Followed by a Q&A with lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire

Recital Salon, Squires | Music, Theatre

April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm

Written in 1961 by composer David Shire and lyricist/writer Richard Maltby, Jr., "The Sap of Life" is a coming-of-age story that opened off-Broadway; it has not been performed since the 1960s.

This workshop performance will feature songs and scenes from the show, presented by students that have had the opportunity to work with the writing team of Maltby and Shire in their residence at Virginia Tech. As a special treat, Maltby and Shire will be on hand for a Q&A after the performance.

Maltby is best-known as a lyricist for the musical "Miss Saigon" and as a director of many Broadway shows. Shire wrote the film scores for "The Taking of Pelham 123," "Zodiac," and a number of other important films.

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Free; no ticket required

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