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Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever


This show has been canceled due to concerns of COVID-19/cornavirus.


A riveting song cycle exploring the everyday struggles of love in the modern world.


Music by David Shire

Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr


Directed by: Scott Sowinski

Vocal Direction: Linda Pauli

Music Direction: Jeff Otto



A look into the private song vault of Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire (BigStarting Here, Starting NowBaby), the review, Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever, is filled to the brim with the brilliance for which these musical theatre giants are known.

Closer Than Ever is a nonstop exploration of everyday struggles in the "modern world." Topics ranging from unrequited adoration... to aging... to Muzak are tackled with resounding sincerity and precisely placed hilarity. Each song is a unique story told by a new character, taking audiences, not only into the songbook of Mr. Maltby and Mr. Shire, but into the minds of the individuals facing these completely relatable challenges.



Produced with special arrangements with Music Theatre International