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“Cheerful, joyful, and blissfully irreverent to Shakespeare and everything else....”
           –The New York Times
(1968)

YOUR OWN THING
"A HIT ROCK MUSICAL"
By HAL LESTER and DANNY APOLINAR
Book by DONALD DRIVER
Music and Lyrics by
HAL LESTER
 and DANNY APOLINAR

SPECIAL EVENT

SYMPHONY SPACE

Monday, December 12, 2022

In the late 1960s, a raging storm shipwrecks a young music duo, twins Viola and Sebastian. The pair end up in the land of Illyria, which looks very much like New York City, and the rest is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night–well, kind of.

This hit rock musical ran Off-Broadway while Hair played uptown. The New York Times called it “Cheerful, joyful, and blissfully irreverent to Shakespeare and everything else....”

We’re delighted to give it its first New York presentation in decades with this one-night-only special event with a star-studded cast.


WINNER! 1968 Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical
WINNER! 1968 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Production

Your Own Thing opened off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre on January 13, 1968 and played for 933 performances. The original cast included Leland Palmer, Marcia Rodd, Marian Mercer, Rusty (Russ) Thacker, Tom Ligon, John Kuhner, Michael Valenti, Igors Gavin, Imogene Bliss, and Danny Apolinar.

MORE COMING SOON