The song “Shine” is from the Musical SMILE. (Broadway, 1986) — Musical Score by Composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) and Book & Lyrics by Lyricist Howard Ashman (1950–1991)
Musical SMILE: “A swift paced and thoroughly professional entertainment.” — Time
This touching and satiric musical by the creators of Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song.
SMILE is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. It was originally produced on Broadway in 1986. The musical is based loosely on a 1975 film of the same title, from a screenplay by Jerry Belson.
About the Musical: SMILE:
Smile chronicles the backstage troubles of the fictional 1985 California Young American Miss beauty pageant held in Santa Rosa, California. The main characters include Robin Gibson and Doria Hudson, two contestants who befriend and help each other throughout the week; Brenda DiCarlo Freelander, an ex-Young American Miss second-runner-up coordinating the pageant; and Brenda’s husband Big Bob, an RV Salesman trying to help her through the week. — READ MORE, GET LICENSE
SONG: Shine, from the Musical SMILE: