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Musical Workshops

Stilyagi

June 23-25, 2017

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Peter Lerman
Based on the motion picture The Hipsters, produced by Red Arrow Films
Directed by Michael Mayer

“This is musical about me, Mels Yefimovich Vasnetsov, about difficult time in my life when I was young (hard to believe) and good looking (harder to believe) in no-longer-existing world of 1950s Moscow, when I was pulled from promising future in Komosomol Leninist Youth Brigade by beautiful, corrupt and dissipated Stilyaga girl by name of Polly, who ruined my life in best and worst possible manner, which, to this day, I am not reconciling.  Obviously, this is complicated Soviet story, not fit subject for frivolous American musical.  But they ask for blurb so here is blurb so if you are interested, please, I invite you, come.  But if you ask me this is terrible idea.”  

This Ain't No Disco

June 30, July 1-2, 2017

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz
Book by Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz
and
Rick Elice
Directed by Trip Cullman

Set against the garbage strikes, the grit, the graffiti of NYC 1979, This Ain’t No Disco tells the story of drifters and dreamers who search for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and the Mudd Club. Ultimately, it’s about finding community and purpose in a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag, where every few steps gives you a chance to pick a new direction, to take a new path. From co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the director of Six Degrees of Separation.

The Secret Life of Bees

July 27-30, 2017

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Book by Lynn Nottage
Composed by Duncan Sheik
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
Directed by Sam Gold

It’s 1964 in South Carolina, and restless white teenager Lily Owens wrestles with her controlling father and a haunting memory of her dead mother. When Rosaleen, her Black caretaker, is beaten and jailed for attempting to vote, Lily’s rebellious spirit is awakened and she and Rosaleen escape their circumstances on an adventure, to find the truth about her mother’s death. One portentous clue leads them to a colorful bee farm run by three eccentric and spiritual Black sisters, whose wisdom, warmth and motherly love help both Lily and Rosaleen grow and heal. Written by two time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk nominee Susan Birkenhead,composed by Tony winner Duncan Sheik, and directed by Tony winner Sam Gold.