music and lyrics by Nancy Harrow
book by Will Pomerantz and Nancy Harrow
at Theatre at St. Clements
direction and musical staging: Will Pomerantz
sets by: Troy Hourie
lighting by: Cory Pattak
costumes by: Devon Painter
sound by: Steve Fontaine
"Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald... are resurrected in THIS SIDE OF PARADISE."
"Accomplished.... dazzling... excellent."
The New York Times
"Thrilling and devastating... "
"Lingers in the mind... the perfect subject for a musical."
The New Yorker
"Pomerantz has done a fine job directing."
"It's remarkable to see a musical with such ambitious content."
The Epoch Times
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a note from Jackson R. Bryar, Distinguished Professor and Fitzgerald Scholar:
"This is just a brief note to tell you how much I enjoyed This Side of Paradise. I have been reading, teaching, studying, and writing about the lives and works of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald for fifty years, and I have read and/or seen most of the fiction and drama written about them in the last five decades.
I can say without hesitation that the portrayal of these two figures is the most accurate and nuanced I have experienced.
I commend you for giving Scott and Zelda's complex and rather tragic story the theatrical depiction it deserves, but has heretofore never really had."
Jackson R. Bryer,
Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
Jackson Bryer is the author, editor or co-editor of several books by or about F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, among them Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (2002), F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives (200), and F.Scott Fitzgerald at 100: Centenary Tributes by American Writers. (1996). He is past president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.