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MAY 21ST LINEUP
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Book, Music and Lyrics by Rebecca Murillo
While preparing for a World History test, high school student Citlalli Hernandez finds the courage to speak up about what has been on her mind: why has no one taught her the history of her own people?
Book by Will Lacker, Music and Lyrics by Dylan Glatthorn
Two struggling songwriters live in the same apartment decades apart. In one magical night, their voices connect through time and they begin a collaboration that leaves them forever changed.
HUMPTY'S HATCHING DAY
Book and Lyrics by Kenny Harmon, Music by Steve Wallace
Everyone knows how Humpty Dumpty's story ended, but why did he climb the wall in the first place? Spend 10 minutes with Humpty, his best friend Jack Sprat, and a few of Humpty's other friends on the most important day of his life.
A RELATIVE RELATIONSHIP
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Timothy Huang
Emerson Junior High, Vice Principal's Office, 2:30PM. When Carmen Soledad and Simon Pang are caught cheating on a test and forced by their sadistic Vice Principal to decide which of the two of them should be expelled, tensions rise. What starts as an epic struggle between the nerd and the princess quickly escalates into a name-calling, hair-pulling, low-blowing feud between two natural enemies. Can they find peace in an otherwise chaotic world?
Book and Lyrics by Gabrielle Mirabella, Music by Ernie Bird
Rise is a musical adaptation of Jack & Jill starring two hungry little girls stuck at the bottom of society, and their highly demanding mistress. Set to a post-soviet, contemporary musical-theatre score, Rise mixes dark themes such as violence and poverty with lightning-fast physical comedy.
Book and Lyrics by Caitlin Collins, Music by Matthew Lowy
It's moving-day, and newly married Liz and Jeff burst into their first home with one another, full of hopeful anticipation. On a separate plane of reality thirty-five years in the future, older Jeff and Liz perform a final sweep as they prepare to move out. The timelines interweave in an exploration of love, loss, and the true meaning of home.
MAY 28TH LINEUP:
COLA'O: A BILINGUAL TROVA
Book and Lyrics by Paloma Sierra, Music by Pedro Emanuel Franco Fraticelli
Two lovers - each with contrary opinions about Puerto Rican national identity - uncover how to prepare "authentic" coffee.
Book and Lyrics by Justin Anthony Long, Music by Ge Enrique, Concept by Jonny Lee Jr.
Raquel, Gretel, and Sandy are everyone’s favorite girl scouts. Most days they can be seen outside the Walmart in Sugar Land, Texas selling their cookies. They’re so close to getting their cookie badges when two local troublemakers rob their moneybox! They may just be kids, but these three scouts prove that even the smallest packages can pack a big punch.
LETTERS FROM MAY
Music by Kristoffer Bjarke, Lyrics by Kara Cutruzzula
What does it mean to be a creator? What happens when reality doesn't align with your expectations? And most importantly, what do you have to leave behind?
A MOST AVERAGE MUSICAL
Stage Adaptation & Lyrics by Jonathan Keebler, Music by Bob Kelly, based on a screenplay by Talia Berger
First Friday night at college: will it be extraordinary, pathetic, or just average? Follow Jenny, her three roommates, and their quirky neighbor Charlie through an evening of highs and lows as they discover that sometimes average is extraordinary, too.
PIGEONS MATE FOR LIFE
Book and Lyrics by Joan Saltzman, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Underberg
Girl with pigeon meets boy with pigeon. Pigeon meets pigeon. The pigeons mate for life. With the boy and the girl, it's more complicated.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Laura Italiano
It's 1941, and Nazi spies have infiltrated a Brooklyn munitions plant! Maybe! The true-crime story of an FBI agent and the neighborhood eccentrics who help him crack the big case.