Valley Recommended: The Scarlet Pimpernel @ Signature Productions
The Scarlet Pimpernel is an action/adventure musical comedy based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution: the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. As French aristocrats are being sent to the guillotine for the merest infraction, there is only one man who is able to save them, the Scarlet Pimpernel. He alters his personality to become a vain, self-absorbed socialite interested only in fashion and no one suspects him as the dashing hero who rescues the unjustly convicted. His nemesis Chauvelin, the head of state security, carefully constructs his own net of intrigue in aims of capturing the infamous hero himself! Music by Frank Wildhorn and book and lyrics by Nan Knighton.