As You Like It

  • As You Like It

    Rebecca Naomi Jones in As You Like It (Photo: Joan Marcus)

  • As You Like It

    2017 Public Works Production of As You Like It (Photo: Joan Marcus)

A ravishing new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic story of chance encounters and self-discovery.

“There may be no such thing as too much Shaina Taub.” The New York Times.

Adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub

Named one of The New York Timesbest shows of 2017, As You Like It is an immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise.

Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.

Featuring an original folk-pop score by Taub (listen to all the numbers here), with a flexible-sized cast and running 90-minutes long, As You Like It is appropriate for all audiences and groups. Fall under love’s spell with this magical story!


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Show tags

Performance Group: Amateur Society, Camp/Studio, Children’s Theatre, College, Community Theatre—North America only, Dinner Theatre, Elementary / Middle School, High School, Outdoor, Performing Arts School, Primary School, Professional, Religious, Secondary School, Theatre For Young Audiences, University, Youth Group

Type: Book Musical

Style: Contemporary Broadway, Pop/Rock

Size of Orchestra: Medium, Small/Combo

Setting: Contemporary, Fantasy

Genre: Adaptation (Stage & Screen), Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Vocal Demands: Moderate

Dance Requirements: Easy, Minimal, Moderate

Cast Size: Flexible, Large, Medium

Casting Opportunities: Children, Ensemble Cast, Expandable Casting, Multicultural Casting, Non-Traditional Casting, Reduced Casting/Doubling, Roles For Older Actors, Teen

Target Audience: Appropriate For All Audiences

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