The musical adaptation of the 1980 cult film Somewhere in Time will make its world premiere at Portland Center Stage. Directed by Scott Schwartz, the musical features a book by producer and playwright Ken Davenport and music and lyrics by Doug Katsaros and Amanda Yesnowitz. Somewhere in Time will begin performances May 28, 2013 with an opening night scheduled for May 31. No word yet on which actors will recreate Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour’s onscreen performances.
Based on Richard Matheson's novel of the same name, Somewhere in Time follows young playwright Richard Collier as he has an encounter with a mysterious, old woman on the opening night of his earliest success. Several years later, with his life and career in disarray, he seeks quiet and contemplation, and checks in to a storied hotel from his youth. His stay at the hotel turns into the journey of a lifetime as he unravels history—and time—to discover a powerful but perhaps impossible love.
Somewhere in Time will feature choreography by John Carrafa, set design by Alexander Dodge and costume design by Jeff Cone. Additional creative team members will also be announced shortly.
Portland Center Stage’s current season also includes Sweeney Todd, The Body of an American, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Santaland Diaries, I Love to Eat, Venus in Fur, The Whipping Man, The People’s Republic of Portland and Clybourne Park.
Watch the trailer for the Somewhere in Time film below!