music and lyrics by
JUNE 17, 2020
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JEN SANDLER + JOE BARROS
NEW WORKS SERIES
PRE-PREMIERES OF NEW MUSICALS *SEASON 13*
Wally Flynn has music and lyrics by Eli Bolin (Co-op, Found, Volleygirls, John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch) and book and lyrics by Canadian artist Steven Gallagher (Pollyanna, Blackout). Wally Flynn’s world has been turned upside down since the death of his father. Today is his twelfth birthday, and nobody seems to care. His sister won't stop tormenting him, his mom is too busy trying to fix her own problems to notice him, and his only friend is an imaginary soldier from the pages of his sketchbook. Armed with a rich fantasy life and five dollars for bus fare, Wally and Soldier head out into the world and embark on adventures that show Wally the meaning of family, and when it’s time to grow up. The writers will present two songs from the show performed remotely.
Wally Flynn was commissioned by Yonge Street Theatricals in Toronto and further developed at the 2019 Toronto Workshop.
THE NEW MUSICAL FROM
book and lyrics by
WITH PERFORMANCES BY
(John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch)
(The Magnificent Seven, Volleygirls)
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THE BLACK WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS' GROUP
A NEW MUSICAL
Inspired by the murder of Emmett Till, The River is Me has book and lyrics by Sukari Jones and music by Troy Anthony. Mississippi. Summer. 1955. A 14-year-old black boy whistles at a white woman and is kidnapped by her husband, murdered, and buried at the bottom of a river. Rather than be dismantled, the boy is endowed by powers from the river and returns to walk the earth as a superhero to save his mother from the grown-up world of violence. The writers will present two songs from the show performed remotely by co-writer Troy Anthony.
The River is Me was featured at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, NAMT’s 2018 Festival of New Musicals, and in concert at Feinstein's 54/Below.
book and lyrics by
INSPIRED BY THE
live performances by
& CANADIAN ARTIST