Songs by Robert Wright & George Forrest
Additional music & lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Luther Davis
Based on Vicki Baum’s novel Grand Hotel
Present Company, now celebrating 30 years of performing at Buxton Opera House, revives the Tony Award winning 1989 musical Grand Hotel which, now in 2019, celebrates 30 years of thrilling audiences since the Broadway premiere of a run lasting more than 1,000 performances.
Come to the Grand Hotel, Berlin, in 1928. Hearts are won, lives are lost or begun and the music never stops for a grand parade of guests and staff whose worlds briefly inter-twine. Among the eccentric hotel guests are: a cynical doctor, who observes all; a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, spending his final days in luxury; a baron, young, handsome, noble and broke; an honest businessman forced to turn crooked; a typist dreaming of Hollywood success.
The show’s many memorable songs include: Love Can’t Happen, Fire And Ice, We’ll Take a Glass Together, I Waltz Alone, Bonjour Amour, Roses At The Station and Grand Waltz.
Present Company uses a non-professional cast with professional principals and orchestra.