Really Rosie with a book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King, is one of our most cherished productions. The musical is based on Sendak’s books Chicken Soup with Rice, Pierre, One was Johnny, Alligators All Around (which comprise 1962’s The Nutshell Library), and The Sign on Rosie’s Door (1960). Sendak based the story on a demonstrative little girl who used to sing and dance on the stoop of her building, whom he observed while he was a little boy growing up in Brooklyn. We loved performing it so much at the Wienberg Center the first year of our existence, that we brought it back when the Fun Company joined forces with MET and produced it in our 2005 season!
We will miss you Maurice Sendak….
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”