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101 East 15th St., NYC  | D-Lounge

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Book by Crystal Skillman
Music & Lyrics by Lynne Shankel
Story by Crystal Skillman & Lynne Shankel

Directed by Joe Barros (The Evolution of Mann, Bastard Jones) 

Casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting

Line Producer Sam Strum

Developed in part at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat


Alan Ariano (The King and I)

Pamela Bob (Hand to God)

Michael Buchanan  (Cry-Baby)

Jodi Capeless  (All About Me)

Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby)

Nehal Joshi (School of Rock)

Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels)

Bill Parry (Groundhog Day)

Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen)

Erin Quill (Avenue Q)

Chuck Ragsdale (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder)

Jessica Tyler Wright (Company, NYC Opera's Dear Erich)

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In Postcard American Town, the town of Westville prepares for its biggest annual event - the Settler’s Picnic. Emma Reed, whose family were original settlers, is excited to be finally taking her place in a big job as the Head Picnic Coordinator. But when the event is accused of exclusion by Dylan Bakshi, a newcomer to town, tensions rise and values are challenged in surprising ways. A new musical about a young woman's awakening to white privilege and activism in a small town, and a small town that has to choose its future.

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Anything Can Happen - from POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN
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I Will Make Thunder - from POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN
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Lynne Shankel (Composer/Lyricist) is best known as an music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator. Credits include Allegiance, CryBaby, Altar Boyz (Drama Desk nomination), The Extraordinary Ordinary (Drama Desk nomination), Snow Child, Life After, Chasing the Song, the New York Pops and Radio City. As a composer: bare: The Musical (book/lyrics by Jon Hartmere), HoT (book/lyrics by Sara Cooper), contribution to the new musical Maya (lyrics by David Goldsmith) commissioned by Teach For India and original music for Red Velvet (The Old Globe). In 2017, Lynne released her critically acclaimed double album Bare Naked on Yellow Sound Label.

Crystal Skillman (Bookwriter) Plays include Geek, Cut, King Kirby, Rain and Zoe Save the World (2018 EMOS New Play Competition Winner), Pulp Vérité (workshopped at the Playwrights Foundation), and Open which premieres in All for One and The Tank Theater’s season this June. Crystal is the book writer of Mary and Max, with composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin, which premiered at Theatre Calgary, directed by Stafford Arima. Postcard American Town was selected for a 2018 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Awards: 2018 MUT Award (Critics’ Prize),  Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission, NY Innovative Theatre Award. Work in TV/Comics includes “Adventure Time”, and Eat Fighter, published on Webtoon where new episodes premiere each Saturday.

Music & Lyrics by Nevada Lozano
Based on the novel by Helent Hunt Jackson


Directed by Joe Barros (The Evolution of Mann, Bastard Jones)

Music Direction by Adrian Ries

Casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting

Line Producer Sam Strum
Produced in association with John Albert Harris


Joy Del Valle (West Side Story int'l tour)
Justin Michael Duval (Happy Days tour)

Jose Gomez, Jr.
Peter Gosik (The Wizard of Oz tour)
Alba Ponce de León

Gabriella Pérez (Anything Goes national tour)
Amanda Robles
Josy Soriano

Esteban Suero

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Based on the celebrated novel by Helen Hunt Jackson, Nevada Lozano’s musical adaptation of Ramona tells the story of an orphan girl growing up on a Mexican hacienda in Southern California in the 1850s. She falls in love with a Native American ranchero, and together they journey across the new U.S. state in search of her true identity. With a blend of American, Native American and Mexican musical styles, Ramona is an epic love story set during one of the most violent, tumultuous points in American history. 

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Donde la Tierra Toca el Cielo - from RAMONA
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I'll Take You There - from RAMONA
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Nevada Lozano (Composer/Lyricist) is an NYC-based composer, lyricist, music director, and pianist. He has music directed productions and workshops at the Public Theater, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Barn, and Theater for the New City, among others. Nevada studied music composition at the Eastman School of Music and Rice University and is currently a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

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