Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
March 1-March 20, 2022
Directed by Ron Celona
Musical Direction by Scott Storr

A look into the private song vault of Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire (BigStarting Here, Starting NowBaby), the revue, Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever, is filled to the brim with the brilliance for which these musical theatre giants are known.

Closer Than Ever is a nonstop exploration of everyday struggles in the “modern world.” Topics ranging from unrequited adoration… to aging… to Muzak are tackled with resounding sincerity and precisely placed hilarity. Each song is a unique story told by a new character, taking audiences, not only into the songbook of Mr. Maltby and Mr. Shire, but into the minds of the individuals facing these completely relatable challenges.

Coachella Valley Repertory

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