A whimsical coming-of-age story set “back then-ish,” UNLOCK’D fuses baroque and classical with contemporary pop musical theatre in a story about the roles we are born into and people we secretly wish to become.The musical tells the story of Clarissa, a smart, passionate, young woman in eighteenth century England who has reached the limit of her frustration living in the shadow of her gorgeous step-sister Belinda.
Belinda complacently commands the attention of every gentleman of court, so, as the last party of the season approaches, Clarissa decides this is the day she’ll get Belinda married off and finally win a suitor for herself. But in a world rife with vanity, vacuous courtiers, mischievous gnomes, prudish fairies, and plenty of sibling rivalry to go around, it may not be as easy as Clarissa imagines.
Based on Alexander Pope's satirical poem "The Rape of the Lock", Unlock’d currently is seeking Regional productions following the enthusiastically-received Off-Broadway limited run in June/July 2013, produced by Prospect Theatre Company at The Duke on 42nd Street. Unlock’d, four lovers in an enchanted 18th-century England.
Rhyming couplets collide with a contemporary sensibility in this fresh, funny, and moving musical, which "A Midsummer Night's Dream" meets "Mean Girls".
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