Your Own Thing: Musical Info & Synopsis


Your Own Thing is a 1960s musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The story follows the adventures of Viola, a young woman who disguises herself as a man named Cesario after being shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria. When Viola becomes entangled in a love triangle, mistaken identities and romantic hijinks ensue. Your Own Thing offers a twist on the timeless classic, touching on themes of love, desire, and self-discovery.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1968)

Cast Size: 10

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1960s / Fictional

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Hal Hester, Danny Apolinar

Book: Donald Driver

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (1968)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1960s, ComedicFolkRock

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