Judith Lang Zaimont has created a new score for the Maricopa (Arizona) Community Theatre World Premiere production of Pride and Prejudice.

The music has been created as adaptations plus newly-composed music by Ms. Zaimont. She writes, “For Pride and Prejudice I’ve selected almost entirely ‘period music’, music written in or near Jane Austen’s own lifetime. Finding and adapting these tunes, dances and concert works was like going on a musicological treasure hunt. I was able to include compositions by Clementi, Beethoven, Haydn, Hünten, Scarlatti and Johann Strauss, Sr. along with smaller excerpts by Bach, Ravel, and one antique-sounding snippet from something of my own”. The original music includes an 11-minute overture, an 8-minute entr’acte, and a leitmotiv for one of the haughtiest characters.

The music will be performed by members of the Maricopa Music Circle Theatre Ensemble – David Kordahl, violin, Wendy Janzen, flute, Mary Mullarky, cello, and Judith Zaimont, keyboard.

The new theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel was created by Danielle Crosbie, who also directed the Maricopa Community Theatre production.

The play will run for eleven performances, including evenings and Saturday matinees, starting January 17th through the remainder of the month, at MCT, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, Building 12, Suite 129 in Maricopa.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/549906. The full Pride and Prejudice performance schedule is available at the MCT Facebook page or by calling 520-261-4907.

More information about Ms. Zaimont, including sound clips of many of her compositions, is available at http://www.jzaimont.com/.

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