Director – Choreographer
Flora the Red Menace
Flora the Red Menace was the first Broadway collaboration of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, award-winning creators of “Cabaret” and “CHICAGO the Musical,” and marked the Tony Award-winning debut of Liza Minnelli as Flora. With a new, updated book by David Thompson based on the original book by George Abbott and Robert Russell from the novel “Love is Just Around the Corner” by Lester Atwell, the musical centers on Flora, a newly graduated art student, as she embarks on making a career for herself in Manhattan during the Depression of the 1930’s. She falls in love with Harry, a fellow artist, who turns out to be an idealistic Communist. Is Flora herself a “red menace” or just that good old Broadway stand by: a Girl in Love?
Produced at Wright's Hall Arena Theatre, UC Davis.
February 28 – March 9, 2019
Writer: George Abbott and Robert Russell, with updated book by David Thompson
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Directors: Mindy Cooper and Judy Blazer
Scenic Design: Samantha Reno
Lighting Design: Michael Palumbo
Costume Design: Tasa Gleason
More information and promotional video HERE.
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