THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD

Music by Julia Meinwald
Lyrics by Gordon Leary

Anita Bryant always knew that she was destined for greatness. She just had to figure out what God wanted her to do. She tried becoming Miss America, a pop star, a professional homemaker, a national treasure – all to no avail. After becoming a cultural crusader, she finally knew she was living God’s plan. But was it God’s plan to spur the gay rights movement with a single pie to the face?

Written in the inaugural Ars Nova Uncharted musical theatre writers’ group, curated by Kent Nicholson.  Developed at the 2013 Weston Playhouse Writers Retreat, Two River Theater.