2017’s Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical and critically acclaimed on both the West End and Broadway, Goundhog Day The Musical revels in one man’s journey of self-discovery, day after day. Inspired by the hilarious film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day features a book by original co-screenwriter Dan Rubin, and music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Tim Minchin (Matilda the Musical).
Karma can be a funny thing. How would you spend your time if forced to repeat the same day over and over again? When seasoned big-city weatherman Phil Connors, gets stuck in small-town America, laughter is in the forecast. Frustrated to be to reporting on the annual Groundhog Day Ceremony in small town Punxsutawney, PA, he disdainfully covers the rodent’s negative forecast, and awakens the next day only to discover it’s February 2 once more, ultimately finding himself doomed to repeat the same day over and over and over again. Always ready with a one-liner or clever quip about the all-too cheery people of Punxsutawney, little does he realize this extraordinary day is about to show Phil that maybe the joke may really be on him.
Book by Danny Rubin
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed and Choreographed by Patrick Fitzwater