Musical Adaptations of Anna Cora Mowatt's "Fashion"
A Brief Summary of Production Details
Theatre: Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester MI (part of the Oakland University Professional Theatre program)
Opening Date: April 22, 1976.
Book and Lyrics: Richard BimonteMusic: Jim Wise
Time and Place: 1845. Broadway, just off Union Square, New York City, the Tiffany drawing room, and one bedroom
Synopsis: Mrs. Tiffany aspires to high society. Mr. Tiffany thinks he was better off as a peddler, particularly when his clerk, Snobson, blackmails him for having forged a client’s name to steal some money. What Snobson wants is Seraphina Tiffany’s hand in marriage, but he’ll have to get in line behind a poet, a yachtsman, and a French count. The count wins, but he’s a froud, after her money, exposed by the French maid he was once in cahoots with and the orphan Gertrude, who turns out to be the true granddaughter or Adam Trueman, Mrs. Tiffany’s brother. Colonel Howard loves Gertrude for who she seems to be and not for her money, which works out just as Grandpa Trueman planned. So when the count turns out to be penniless and can’t get his hands on Seraphina’s jewels, thanks to a clever butler, everything works out all right. (Synopsis from Little Musicals for Little Theatres: A Reference Guide to the Musicals That Don’t Need Chandeliers or Helicopters to Succeed by Denny Martin Finn)
Here is a link to the script of this musical.
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