Merrily We Roll Along: Musical Info & Synopsis


Merrily We Roll Along follows the journey of three friends: Franklin, Charley, and Mary. The story unfolds in reverse, starting from their disillusioned adulthood and tracing back to their youthful dreams and aspirations. As the musical explores the ups and downs of their personal and professional lives, it reflects on the choices they made along the way. Merrily We Roll Along explores the bittersweet nature of success, friendship, and the impact of time on relationships.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s / USA (California, NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: George Furth

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1982)➝

Leicester Haymarket Cast (1993)➝

Off-Broadway Cast (1994)➝

New York Cast (2012)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, Metamusical

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