Still breathless from the success of "A New Brain" and "Sunday in the Park with George" we look forward to "Third Grade Reunion" in May. See you there!
NEW WORKS MUSICAL
Third Grade Reunion
By Brent Lomas
May 2nd-4th, 2008
“Third Grade Reunion” is a new musical that looks at how little fibs can become much more than just harmless stories. The production centers on the adult lives of former third grade classmates who are unexpectedly reunited for a “reunion” that turns out to be a supplication for money to keep the school afloat. New relationships develop and the characters find that they are just as desperate for approval as they were when they were children.
Sunday in the Park with George
By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
January 24th-27th, 2008
One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of life through art and the artist. Act One follows the inarticulate Seurat as he fights a losing battle to maintain a relationship with his mistress Dot as he creates his painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” amid the scorn of the artistic community. The second act takes place 100 years later, introducing us to his American descendant, also an artist, burned out and uncertain of the path he must take.
An ensemble of strong singing actors performs this challenging and heartbreaking work about our need to connect to the past, present and future. The groundbreaking book and score by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine contain some of their most beautiful and stirring work.
A New Brain
By William Finn and James Lapine
October 4th-7th, 2007
William Finn, after winning a Tony Award for the musical, “Falsettos,” was hospitalized for a brain aneurysm. From his near death experience comes this touching musical comedy about an artist who has lost connections with his life, friends, and family--specifically his loving mother, his male lover, and his female best friend. With the mixing of hospital lingo and a little “heart and music,” the audience learns from a dancing frog some valuable lessons about what they take for granted each and every day.
Bright, lively and touching, A New Brain is a look at life in the face of tragedy. The musical’s dominant tone is one of cosmic gratitude, forgiveness and elation.