Songs for a New World is the third production in the 2016-17 Studio Series: Extraordinary Circumstances, a collaborative theatrical season between Rabbit Run Theter and Lake Erie College.
It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage.
With a small, powerhouse cast and a exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.
Directed by Brint Learned
Musical direction by Chris Bott
Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 and 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15/adults; $13/seniors
All students admitted free of charge
Pre-show events at the Steele Mansion
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a self-guided tour through the mansion before the show on Fri., Feb. 17 and Fri., Feb. 24 at 5:00 p.m., including a cash bar. The Steele Mansion is located at 348 Mentor Ave., across from Lake Erie College. Tickets are $27 for adults and $25 for seniors (includes show ticket).
Click here to make reservations.
Performances are at the C. K. Rickel Theatre in the Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts at Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, Ohio. Royce Hall is located on Gillett St. off of W. Washington St.