Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Khary Alexander
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights.
With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives.
[title of show]—taken from the space on the festival's application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.
[title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award@ nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.
Performances: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 2015
Cast & Crew
Hunter - Matthew Wiebe
Jeff - Nathan Uttangi
Susan - Shannon Broekhoven
Heidi - Melanie Card
Mary - Nicole Simone
Director - Khary Alexander
Music Director - Sarah Widmeyer
Choreographer - Lisa Massaro
Tech Director - Andrew Leong
Stage Manager - Heather Bigelow
Assistant Stage Manager - Chris Robinson
Props/ASM - Jackie Robinson
Producer - Garrett Gauthier
Pianist - Nicole Simone
Front of House - Alicia Mah