First Impressions

Musical

Writers: Abe Burrows George David Weiss Bo Goldman Glenn Paxton

Overview

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Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Drama, Romance
Cast Size
large
Licensor
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast

Synopsis

The musical is concerned primarily with the rocky courtship between Elizabeth Bennet, an impoverished clergyman's daughter with four sisters, and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, a wealthy aristocrat who arrives in Miss Elizabeth's rural village in 1813. The course of true love is hindered by minor character flaws on both sides--his pride and reserve, which look like arrogance to her, and her tendency to jump to erroneous conclusions based on little evidence, as well as her verbal assertiveness, which mildly scandalizes him--but as both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are good and sensible people, all ends happily.

Lead Characters