Death Takes a Holiday

Laura Pels Theatre

Previews Began: June 10, 2011

Opening Night: July 21, 2011

Closing Night: September 4, 2011

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Music: Maury Yeston

Lyrics: Maury Yeston

Book: Thomas Meehan

Peter Stone

In Death Takes a Holiday, it’s just after World War I and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince, and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. Adapted from the Alberto Casella play from the 1920s.

Musical Numbers

In the Middle of Your Life………………Lamberti Family
Nothing Happened…………………………Lamberti Family
How Will I Know?…………………………………………Grazia
Centuries……………………………………………………..Death
Why Do All Men?……………………………..Death, Vittorio
Death is in the House……………………….Fidele, Vittorio
Alive!………………………………………..Sirki, Fidele, Sophia
Life’s a Joy………..Dr. Albione, Grazia, Sirki, Company
Who is This Man?…………………………………………Grazia
Life’s a Joy (Reprise)…..Cora, Sophia, Lorenzo, Fidele
Shimmy Like They Do In Paree……………….Alice, Sirki
Roberto’s Eyes……………………………………Major Fenton
Alone Here With You…………………………..Grazia, Sirki

Something Happened……………………………….Company
Losing Roberto………………………………………..Stephanie
What Do You Do………………………………Daisy, Corrado
More and More……………………………………Sirki, Grazia
Finally to Know…………………………Grazia, Daisy, Alice
I Thought That I Could Live…………………………..Death
December Time………..Contessa Danielli, Dr. Albione
Pavane……………………….Stephanie, Vittorio, Company
Finale………………………………………………..Grazia, Death

CAST

Linda Balgord     Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli
Matt Cavenaugh                              Major Eric Fenton
Mara Davi                                              Alice Lamberti
Julian Ovenden                                                   Death
                                                       Prince Nikolai Sirki
Max Von Essen                                  Corrado Montelli
Joy Hermalyn                                                         Cora
Jay Jaski                                                            Lorenzo
Simon Jones                                      Dr. Dario Albione
Rebecca Luker               Duchess Stephanie Lamberti
Patricia Noonan                                                 Sophia
Jill Paice                                              Grazia Lamberti
Michael Siberry                       Duke Vittorio Lamberti
Alexandra Socha                                      Daisy Fenton
Don Stephenson                                                  Fidele

Understudies: Glory Crampton (Stephanie Lamberti, Contessa Evangelina Di San Danielli, Cora), Jay Jaski (Corrado Montelli, Major Eric Fenton), Patricia Noonan (Grazia Lamberti), Jessica Vosk (Alice, Daisy Fenton, Sophia), Jim Walton (Vittorio Lamberti, Dr. Dario Albione, Fidele)

Kevin Earley                                                        Death
                                                       Prince Nikolai Sirki

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