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BILL HANNEY’S Theatre By The Sea
’s 2019 season
will open with the
World Premiere of
a brand new romantic screwball musical comedy,
Love and Other Fables.
Set on the Greek island of Samos in 600 B. C.,
Love and Other Fables follows the early life of Aesop,
the not-yet-famous slave, as he creates the “fable,”
persistently woos the headstrong girl of his dreams,
enters into a battle of wits with the King of Egypt and
changes the course of history.
The production at Theatre By The Sea will be the first
fully-staged production of the musical,
as it continues its journey to Broadway.

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"This high energy musical feels like a Cole Porter or Gershwin musical
with its extremely clever lyrics and lush melodies of the songs.
Bill [Hanney] spent big bucks on this show with elaborate costumes
by Bobby Pearce and stunning sets by Kyle Dixon.

Director Jay Binder casts these roles extremely well especially the role of Aesop,
while musical director Ed Goldschneider not only supplies gorgeous
and lush music but also taught the original tongue twisting lyrics to this cast.

The choreographer, Parker Esse creates terrific dance numbers,
including a tap number while they are clad in sandals and a chorus line number which both stop the show.


The audience bounded to their feet at the curtain call at the expertise of the performers
that hopefully propels this show to Broadway.

Bravo on creating something that isn’t from a movie or book
and is more original than anything in a long time."

The Theatre Mirror - New England's Theatre Guide

"The show stars Brian Sears as Aesop. With his high-energy, high-quality performance,
he is instantly endearing as the slave who outsmarts everyone around him.

Playing his love interest Lycaena, is Landree Fleming.


Her distinctive voice and adorable stage presence recall the kooky appeal of Imogene Coca.
Blake Hammondas King Croesus of Lydia might be reason enough
to see this show with is rich powerful vocals. His substantial Broadway experience …
brings a larger-than-life portrayal of the king that is loads of campy fun.


In this aspect, he is well matched by Alison Nusbaum's sharp portrayal as Catastrophe,
the nagging wife of Aesop's master. Throughout the show, she was commanding
and captivating as the awful Catastrophe.


She also sported the most outrageous of Bobbie Clifton Zlotnik's many charming wig designs.
Aimee Doherty sparkles as the king's conniving, sexy assistant, Delphinia
and Peter Saide is enjoyable as the handsome, but dim, Philocolus.


BroadwayWorld - Rhode Island