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  joe barros

produced + hosted by 

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jen sandler

PRE-PREMIERES OF

NEW MUSICALS

DURING INCUBATION

NEW

WORKS

SERIES

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wednesday - 3.17.21

FREE LIVE STREAM

@ 7PM ET

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NEW

WORKS

SERIES

music      + lyrics by

GUILLERMO MENDEZ M.

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lyrics by

GUADALUPE SANDOVAL

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new english translation by

JAVIER VILALTA

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directed + produced by

ROBERTO ARAUJO

THE NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION

OF THE MODERN MEXICAN OPERA

Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale, a cautionary tale set in 16t​h​ century France revolving around the massacre of Saint Bartholomew in 1572, has music by Guillermo Mendez M., lyrics by Mendez M. and Guadalupe Sandoval, with a new English translation by Javier Vilalta. The modern Mexican opera recently had its English-language premiere and is directed and produced by Roberto Araujo. The live presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writers.

Fusing Renaissance-inspired melodies, modern orchestrations and Latinx-influenced tunes, Anjou turns a tragic moment in history into a riveting exploration of kindness and acceptance against a backdrop of injustice, prejudice, and ruthless ambitions.

Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale was originally developed and produced in Mexico in 1986 and 1992. It has since been developed in Calgary, Canada and with the New York Musical Festival. In 2020, Araujo and Vilalta adapted the show to English where a digital presentation followed in early 2021 presented by Playbill.

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

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GABRIEL

HYMAN

(HAMILTON, KING KONG)

TAYLOR 

IMAN JONES

(HEAD OVER HEELS)

KEVIN

CURTIS

(MOULIN ROUGE!)

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JELANI

REMY

(AIN'T TOO PROUD)

NATHAN

COCKFROFT

MICHAEL

PERRIE JR.

(BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY)

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book, music + lyrics by

SPENCER WILLIAMS

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book, music + lyrics by

SHENELLE SALCIDO

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book by

WHITNEY RHODES

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music direction by

DREW WUTKE

THE EPIC LOVE STORY OF

WELSH MAN + A ROMANI WOMAN
 AND THEIR PURSUIT OF THE
INDELIBLE POWER OF HOME

The new musical For Tonight has a book by Whitney Rhodes, Shenelle Salcido and Spencer Williams, and music and lyrics by Salcido and Williams. The show features music direction by Drew Wutke. The live presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writers.

When their parents die of a mysterious illness in their small Welsh village, surviving siblings Thomas, Haydon, and Nettie are forced to fend for themselves. Inspired by the Romani who once shared their home, Haydon heads off to Liverpool, guitar in hand, to find what he's been missing. There he meets a Romani woman who speaks to his wandering soul. With a riveting indie-rock/folk score, For Tonight explores the indelible power of home.

For Tonight has been developed with Queensbury Theatre, New York Theatre Barn, Michigan State University, Goodspeed Musicals and the New York Musical Festival.

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

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SIMON

GORDON

(GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY)

MICHELLE

BETH HERMAN

(LES MISERABLES)

LUKE

McCALL

(THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,)

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ADAM

TABELLIJA

SAM

EBENEZER

JOEY

CORNISH

JORDAN

ALLAN MILLS

COMMUNITY

INNOVATION

EXPLORATION

EVOLUTION

ARTS WORKERS

COLLABORATION