Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee
Based on "The Madwoman of Chaillot"
Music by Jerry Herman
January 15–February 7, Bedlam Lowertown and Open Book
Guest directed by Sarah Rasmussen
Music direction by Peter Vitale
Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sheena Janson, JuCoby Johnson, Kris Nelson, Janet Paone, Thomasina Petrus, Shawn Vriezen and Fred Wagner
In Paris, a group of eccentrics and outcasts band together to thwart the plans of evil businessmen who are plotting to extract oil from the land under the city's streets and cafés. The play celebrates the power of unconventional outlooks that are unburdened by wealth or greed.
"…captures the daffiness, the world-weariness and the charm of this musical." —Pioneer Press
"Brilliant cast and orchestra for this rare gem of a show. Janet Paone almost brought me to tears with her vulnerability yet inner strength. Wonderful staging throughout the piece! I am so proud that the Twin Cities has this creative, mission-driven theatre." —Wendy at Open Book
"Under Sarah Rasmussen‘s intelligent direction, the performers display their singing chops…as well as considerable acting chops." —Howwastheshow.com
"I continue to be intrigued by how artfully TTT strips away the non-essential and portrays the "heart" of the story, and you did it again in Dear World. The acting is superb and the changing of characters is amazing!" —Maureen at St Paul JCC
"Ten Thousand Things has chosen the musical that we most need that we didn't even know we needed!" —Cherry and Spoon
"I loved the intimacy of the space and the interaction between the actors and the audience. Who wouldn't love the Countess and Sewer Man? And how wonderful to see Alain and his interpretations of the songs…Nicely done." —Rebecca at Open Book
"Kudos to Music Director Peter Vitale! Is there anything this man can't do to completely fill the space with all kinds of ambiance sound effects, not to mention great music?" —Paul at Open Book