Bayou City Concert Musicals is proud to open its 2014-15 season with the Houston premiere of NEW GIRL IN TOWN, the 1957 Tony Award-nominated musical by Broadway master George Abbott and then-newcomer Bob Merrill, who went on to more Broadway fame as the composer of FUNNY GIRL.
NEW GIRL IN TOWN is loosely based on Eugene O'Neill's 1921 play, ANNA CHRISTIE, but since this is a George Abbott show, "loosely" is the operative word. Mr. Abbott would never tolerate the gloom and doom of the original, so NEW GIRL IN TOWN is at its core a moving story of family and love wrapped in a musical comedy.
The story is a simple one: Anna Christopherson returns to her father’s home after fifteen years to pick up the pieces of her life. She learns to fit in and even falls in love with a handsome sailor until her father’s friend, Marthy, spills the truth about Anna’s past, nearly destroying her dream of happiness.