The Human Comedy


William Dumaresq & Galt MacDermot

Published by Samuel French Inc

1 Female

This pop folk opera about small town life in America during the early days of World War II is based on the novel by William Saroyan

"Like Our Town , which it resembles in so many ways, The Human Comedy concerns life and death and growing up in a small community ... Along with its poignancy and heartfelt feeling for home, the adaptation captures Saroyan's joie de vivre" ~ Christian Science Monitor

"Funny, charming and touching ... a stirring flight of musical fancy ... This has to be the most inspired, inventive and downright pleasurable music to grace Broadway in a long, long time" ~ WCBS TV

Newsweek praised "MacDermot's plain, open faced style, a melange of jazz, rock and gospel" as "ideally suited to the sturdy values of familial love, courage and patriotism that Saroyan so sentimentally celebrated"

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