Produced by Underscore Theatre Company in association with Firefly Jars Entertainment
Directed by Nicholas Reinhart
Created by Rachel Payne, Adele Dodds Powers and Zak Sandler
Why do we sing the national anthem? This dynamic, original musical explores that question through the unique and personal stories of Americans throughout our history, inspired by actual letters written in times of war. Each song contains a few words from the anthem, woven together to form the song that represents our nation.
I Have Been to the Wild Wood
Devised by Duplicity Ensemble
Directed by Nathan Wonder
What are you really afraid of? Hunger? Abandonment? Betrayal? Death? These are things we all fear, but we almost never confront. In the town of Windham, nestled against the edge of the Wild Wood, the villagers must regularly face their darkest fears. United in song, the people of Windham are bound together by their fear, and what they must do to overcome it.
Just Like Horses
Created by J. Christopher Blackwell
Just Like Horses is a dramatic presentation of how we learn to love people even when they fall down in life. As an African-American family living in the era following the Great Depression, the Tarpeys must not only deal with the racial inequalities of the times but also the devastation of alcoholism and gambling addiction. The question: can this family stick together when the odds seem stacked against them?
Created by John Uth
Legendary cereal mascot, LUIGI THE LEOPARD, has eaten his last bowl of crunchy flakes and died. His tragic story from rise to breakfast-cereal-stardom to his ultimate descent into self-destruction and addiction to Cuckoo Puffs is told by four women in his life in this one-woman musical comedy. It's Grrrrrand!
Mr. Munch Has a Murmur
Adapted from a short story by Mark Sanders
Adapted by L.C. Bernadine
Directed by Aaron Stephenson
A comic tale about a sardonic musician, his ex-girlfriend and unexpected events on a street corner in Manhattan. MMHM explores those great themes at the core of country and folk music: the absurdities of love gone wrong, love gone right, and the crazy things we do as we strive for a little success in any corner of our lives.
Book by Joan Mazzonelli and Marianne Kallen, Lyrics by Marianne Kallen, Music by Karena Mendoza
Adapted from a short story in "Animal Crackers" by Hannah Tinti
In this fantasy about troubled relationships, a Zookeeper has dual concerns – two unhappy giraffes and his broody wife. The unusual giraffes demand better conditions. The Zookeeper wonders what he would do if his wife made demands on him. Matilda worries about her husband. The Zoo Psychiatrist worries about what the board of benefactors may do with the animals.
Starting With My Voice
Music by Audra Sergel
Book by Trent Rash
"Starting with My Voice” is the musical journey of 5 interconnected souls, that while living their human, everyday, complicated lives are learning simple, spiritual lessons. The songs lead the audience to peek into these lessons in grief, love, humor, and self-acceptance, and make for a show that is funny, real, from the heart and honest.
Uncle Em’s Traveling Hootenanny presents Keep Your Story Short Cause Your Tale's Too Tall
Produced by Lawless Archer Creative
Created by T. Paul Lowry
A family show that combines music, puppets, wild costumes in a vaudeville-influenced storytelling narrative of the American Folklore classics of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry and Pecos Bill.