MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
Merrily We Roll Along was performed by Staples Players for the first time in 2003. The production starred Justin Paul, a lyricist for Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen”. A Stephen Sondheim musical, Merrily We Roll Along follows the career of Franklin Shepard backward in time, from successful movie producer to his humble beginnings as an idealistic and youthful songwriter who, alongside his best friends Charley and Mary, sets out to shake up Broadway and 'change the world.' Frank writes the music, Charlie writes the words, and Mary writes the stories. As the years go by, they each became very successful professionally but drift apart as friends.