It’s the 1950’s.
The beginning of rock ‘n’ roll, the racial barrier begins to crack, and the Korean War is over. Husbands are returning home and the Cold War has begun. Ronald Reagan is a model for Lifebuoy Soap and Rock Hudson is “The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor.”
And women are getting antsy.
Meet Joan, Connie, Dottie, and Agnes. Four best friends living in Winnetka, IL. They meet every Wednesday for a Betty Crocker cooking contest, imagining how the prizes might change their lives. Their weekly gathering isn’t just about cooking, but a time to confide their hopes, dreams and frustrations.
Usually, it’s LIFE Magazine that’s read cover to cover in between mixing, sifting, and chopping. However, a different kind of reading material arrives. Shocked but inspired by the Kinsey report, their lives take an interesting turn.
The musical culminates in the 1960’s, at the dawn of the sexual revolution. We learn not only how these women’s lives have changed, but the secrets they’ve been keeping. In an age that believed the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, Joan, Connie, Dottie, and Agnes discover that the way to a woman’s heart is through her best friends.
Written by Debra Barsha & Hollye Levin, with direction & choreography by Lorin Latarro, A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, is a slice-of-life original musical comedy. Come join these gals at the Broadway Playhouse and watch as this Betty Crocker cooking club becomes a turning point in their lives.