Music and book by Marisa Michelson
Book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
When a painter visits a ballet class to paint the dancers, the young women start to see themselves through his eyes. Old alliances are broken, rivalries are upended, and one girl falls hard for the painter and must choose to stay in herself, in her own life, or else to fly off after him and become someone new. Still Life With Toe Shoes tells its story through an innovative blend of music, dance and dialogue, and has a cast of seven women and one man (silent role).
Still Life had a workshop with Old Deerfield Productions in Deerfield, MA, 2008, culminating in three sold-out performances.
It was subsequently produced by the Musical Theatre Society of Emerson College, Boston, MA, in March, 2011.
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