The Scarlet Pimpernel

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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is a swashbuckling action/adventure musical, based on Baroness Orczy's famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Contempo Productions presents a fresh, intimate blackbox take on this epic tale featuring favorite songs such as “When I Look at You” and “Falcon in the Dive.”

With an epic, sweeping book by Nan Knighton and a rousing and passionate score by Knighton and Frank Wildhorn, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is a glorious window into 18th century French and British history. (Tamswitmark.com)

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Reviews

THE RETURN OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

REVIEW: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 

BY RYAN M . LUÉVANO

Following its three-show run at the Underground Theatre during this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, Contempo Productions is back with an extended run of the swashbuckling adventure musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. This unfamiliar musical, with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics and book by Nan Knighton, is based on the novel of the same name and follows the audacious and reckless hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution. The musical opened and closed on Broadway from 1997-1999 failing to maintain momentum each time and losing the Tony award for best musical to The Lion King in 1998.

sweet - Tin Pan L.A. - ...read full review


It's a shame The Scarlet Pimpernel only received three performances. Here's hoping for a quick revival.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


THE RETURN OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

REVIEW: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 

BY RYAN M . LUÉVANO

Following its three-show run at the Underground Theatre during this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, Contempo Productions is back with an extended run of the swashbuckling adventure musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. This unfamiliar musical, with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics and book by Nan Knighton, is based on the novel of the same name and follows the audacious and reckless hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution. The musical opened and closed on Broadway from 1997-1999 failing to maintain momentum each time and losing the Tony award for best musical to The Lion King in 1998.

sweet - Tin Pan L.A. - ...read full review


It's a shame The Scarlet Pimpernel only received three performances. Here's hoping for a quick revival.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review