It Happened in Key West is the true 1930's story of an x-ray technician who finally meets the girl he has been envisioning and desperately seeking since he was a teen, only to diagnose her with tuberculosis and learn that she is married.
How can he win over the woman he has sought all his life and save her from a certain death?
What follows are his desperate and unorthodox attempts to save her life at all costs, and the undying love he displays when she succumbs to her illness.
Does this undying love show devotion beyond measure, the purest of loves? Or a sick, macabre sensibility? This true story stirred and divided the Key West community with intrigue, disgust, sympathy and romanticism over the scientist who became hopelessly inseparable from the woman of his dreams.
Funny, surprising, sentimental, and heartwarming - this is like no musical you have ever seen!
he show announced a developmental lab at The Fulton Opera House for four performances from August 25-27. With music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities, Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Musical). Book is by Jason Huza (Wrapped in Pink), Santoriello and actor/producer Jeremiah James (West End Revival of Carousel, The Fantasticks ) who also conceived the project. Additional Lyrics are by Jason Huza. The reading is directed by Marc Robin, the Fulton's artistic director, will direct the production, with music direction by Kevin David Thomas.
The cast included Wade McCollum (Wicked, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me), Elena Ramos Pascullo, Dave Droxler, Courtney Warford, Roxanne Daneman, Anna DeBlasio, Connor McGiffin, Spencer Micetich, Anson J.H. Woodin, Ryan Neal Green, Michael Fisher, and Casey Furlong.