Lyric Stage presents Mirette
Set in a boarding house for circus performers in 1890s Paris, Mirette is a stirring, intimate chamber musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (creators of The Fantasticks and I Do!, I Do!) based on the magical tale of the gutsy little girl, Mirette, and the mysterious high-wire walker, Bellini. Demonstrating an innate talent for balancing, Mirette convinces the reluctant Bellini – against her mother's wishes – to teach her his craft. But when Bellini, determined not to disappoint the girl, stages a comeback performance, only to find himself paralyzed with fear, it is Mirette who must climb the wire and help him regain his courage.
The musical is based on the Caldecott Award-winning children's book, Mirette on the Highwire.