Music Theatre Festival - I Do! I Do!
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Based on The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog
Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick
Originally Directed by Gower Champion
Direction and Choreography by Gary John La Rosa
Musical Direction by Josh D. Smith
A musical about marriage.
I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks). The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family and negotiate midlife crises. Michael eventually admits to his infidelity, and, although Agnes is angered by his actions, she forgives him and the couple reconciles. They rediscover how much they really need each other. Then, after 50 years of marriage, the couple leaves their house to the next pair of newlyweds.