Evening Primrose: Musical Info & Synopsis


Evening Primrose follows Charles Snell, a poet seeking to escape the confines of the world. When he hides away in a department store, he discovers that the store is inhabited by others who have also chosen to live there. As Charles navigates this unusual society, he meets a young woman named Ella Harkins, and together they embark on a journey of self-discovery and rebellion. Evening Primrose explores themes of isolation, conformity, and the longing for connection.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Cast Size: 10

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: N/A

Creative Team

Music/LyricsStephen Sondheim

Book: James Goldman

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (2001)➝


Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1960s, Fantasy, One-Act

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