Sophisticated, bawdy, funny and insightful, A…My Name Will Always Be Alice is a delightful, award-winning musical revue. This lively entertainment enjoyed long runs Off Broadway in the 1980s, 1990s and again in the early 2000s. It is as relevant today as it was then, as it explores the experience of contemporary women of all ages through music and sketches. The musical styles range from rock to Broadway to country and even some gospel.
The New York Times review said, in part:
“Delightful! The music and lyrics are so sophisticated that they can carry the weight of one-act plays. A song called “Friends” recounts the entire history of a friendship that sustains two women from high school through marriage and old age; another, ”Honeypot,” in which a blues singer seeks help from a psychologist, is at once a parody of modern sexual therapy and a devilish explication of the disguised erotic content of old-time blues lyrics. A song titled “Trash” begins as a parody of pulp ”women’s fiction” and ends up dramatizing the disappointed life of an office receptionist who chases after the fantasies propagated by Judith Krantz.”
The show was originally conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd.