Roman Holiday, playing through August 19 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, is a delightful stage production inspired by the 1953 movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The creative greats at the Guthrie really know how to produce good, old-fashioned, visually stunning musical theatre with the help of author Paul Blake and the musical genius of Cole Porter. The set was gorgeous. The dancers were amazing. The stars were delightful, and the secondary characters brought pizzazz to the stage.
Princess Anne is the poor, pretty princess whose life is all schedule and obligation and no room for fun. She's on a tour of Europe where she's told where to go, whom she shall meet, what to wear, and how to dress. She looks out the window at the bustling city and hears the songs of real people living, dreaming, and falling in love. Princess Anne doesn't want to experience Rome as untouchable royalty. She wants to be a real girl. So, she slips out in the dark of night, changes her clothes, enters a nightclub and gets carried away by a handsome musician looking for a story.
Your summer will sizzle with this Roman(tic) Holiday!
Go. Create. Inspire!