Lies and Legends (musical)
Lies and Legends is play of Harry Chapin story songs that was assembled after his death. The play premiered in Chicago in 1984. A cast album from a play was also released on vinyl in 1984. This musical is still performed around the country to this day.
- "Circle"/"Story of a Life"
- "Corey's Coming"
- "Salt and Pepper"
- "Mr. Tanner"
- "Old College Avenue'
- "Tangled Up Puppet"
- "Cat's in the Cradle"
- "Halfway to Heaven"
- "Oh Man, I Call You My Man"
- "Better Place to Be"
- "You Are the Only Song"/"Circle"
- George Ball - cast
- John Herrera - cast
- Anne Kerry - cast
- Amanda McBroom - cast
- Ron Orbach - cast
- Rokko Jans - piano/conductor
- John Chappell - guitar
- Jocelyn Davis - cello
- Bill Hansen - percussion
- Tom Mendel - bass
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Notable play performances
- Apollo Theater in Chicago, IL. Harry Chapin: Lies and Legends
- April 24 - Village Gate, NYC. It ran for 79 shows. The cast included John Herrera, Amanda McBroom, George Ball, Ron Orbach & Ann Kerry.
- May 23 - Centre Stage Company at the Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada. Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin opened on this day in Toronto at the. The play ran through June 22. The cast included: Kevin Hicks, Vince Metcalfe, Diane Stapley, Moira Walley, and Alec Willows.
- July 29 - Pasadena Playhouse in CA. Harry Chapin: Lies and Legends played through September 11.
- March - Lyceum Space in San Diego, CA. The play was reviewed in the LA Times.
- March - Macon State College Impromptu Players in Macon, GA. Performed under the name Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin.
- Blackfriars Theatre in Rochester, NY. Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin was the first production of the 1992-1993 season.
- September 20 - Appleseed Productions in Syracuse, NY. Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin.
- June 26 - Belvedere, IL,. From June 26 to 28. Posting on the Harry Chapin message board at the now-defunct Harry Chapin Fan Pages.
- August - South Bend Civic Theater in South Bend, IN .
- January 29 - Sonoma County Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa, CA. Thursday-Saturday February 15th. Sarcastic review includes such witticisms as "..more than two hours of antiquated folk music can certainly lead you to believe that the end is near--or at least make you wish it were..."
- February 29 - Encore Room Theatre at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, FL. Harry Chapin's America was reviewed by Bill Hirschman for the Sun-Sentinel. Also, Jackie Potts reviewed the play for the Miami New Times. The show ran through May 21st. The show received 5 nominations for local Carbonell awards. Amy Carol Webb's web site has more reviews of this production.
- May 19 - The Lost Nation Theater Company and the Montpelier High School Masque at the Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier, VT. Lies and Legends: The Music of Harry Chapin ran through May 28.
- July 27 - Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, CA. Lies and Legend: The Music of Harry Chapin was reviewed by the LA Times. Rob Stevens of Showmag.com gave this performance a great review . The show ran through August 27th.
- August 4 - Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC, Canada. Lies and Legend: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin was reviewed by Robert Mitchell of CBC who gave this production a great review.
- August 18 - Warner Theater at the Studio Theater in Torrington, CT. Lies and Legend: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin performance dates were August 18-20 and 25-26.
- September 20 - Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA. Lies and Legend: The Music of Harry Chapin ran through October 16. Philadelphia Weekly gave this play an excellent review.
- November 3 - The Studio at Theater Rhinoceros in San Francisco, CA. Lies and Legend: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin was previewed by Richard Dodds of Theater.com who previewed this show. The show ran through November 19th.
- January 14 - Swift Creek Mill Theater in Colonial Heights, VA. Harry Chapin's America: Lies & Legends played through March 25th. Performances were on Sunday and Tuesday nights.
- January 30 - Cabaret Club of the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. Harry Chapin and Friends included the music Harry Chapin and his contemporaries. The musical revue ran through March 24.
- May 4 - Workshop Players in Amherst, OH. The performances ran through May 30th.
- June 28 - Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, AL. Harry Chapin's America: Lies & Legends played at the through July 28 with performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
- June 7 - The Colonial Playhouse, Johnstown, NY. Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin was performed through June 15th.
- December - Off-Broadstreet, Hopewell, PA. Harry Chapin: Lies & Legends performances ran through January 18.
- January - Appleseed Productions in Syracuse, NY. Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin was performed through January 24.
- April 30 - The Burlington Players, Burlington, MA. This production of Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin ran through May 22nd.
- May 15 - North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater, Raleigh, NC, USA. This Lies and Legends production ran through May 23rd.
- July 1 - Beck Center, Cleveland, OH. Lies and Legends: The Music of Harry Chapin performances ran through July 23. 
- September 14 - The Circuit Playhouse in Memphis, TN. Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin played through October 14th. 
- March 7 - M&M Productions and Ross Music Theater at Center Street Studio, Hobart, IN. Performances run through March 16th.
- July 10 - The Lost Nation Theater Company at the Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, Montpelier, VT, USA. Lies and Legends: The Music of Harry Chapin runs through July 27th. 
- October 17 Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center, Blowing Rock, NC. Lies and Legends: The Music of Harry Chapin runs through November 2nd. 
- November 19-21 - The Original Kids Theatre Company (OKTC) at the Spriet Theater in London, ON, Canada.
- Broward-Palm Peach New Times, March 16, 2000
- "Cleveland Theatres Support BC/EFA" Actor's Equity Association January 4, 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-19
- Howey, Christine. "Extra Harry: Lies and Legends offers lots of an artist who was best in smaller doses.". The Scene (Cleveland, OH). Retrieved 2011-03-19 .
- "Lies & Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin". Seven Days (Vermont). Retrieved 2011-03-19 .
- "Starring Roles" (PDF) BackStage (James Madison University): 5 Spring 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-19
- "LIES & LEGENDS: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin" London. Ontario, Canada: The Original Kids Theatre Company. Retrieved 2011-03-19