Emma, a timeless love story from one of the most widely read writers of all time, is a musical that will entice modern audiences to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen's most adored characters. Emma, a beautiful and clever young woman who prides herself on her matchmaking ability, is preoccupied with romance yet is clueless to her own feelings of love. When she takes on a young friend as her latest project, her well-intentioned efforts misfire, leading to a whirlwind of complications. Deliciously charming, this new romantic comedy, from Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon and directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun, brings Jane Austen's masterpiece to musical life.
First produced by TheatreWorks in Palo Alto in 2007, Emma broke every box office record in the award winning theater company's 40 year history. Emma has gone on to play Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, St. Louis Rep, Arizona Rep and The Old Globe in San Diego.