Preview Video: Songs For a New World

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is proud to present its second production of the 2019 season. Songs For a New World is not a traditional musical, with a plot that runs through the show. Rather, it can be thought of as a song cycle – kind of a collection of short stories. Each song tells its own story, connected not by a plot, but by a common theme of transitions and decisions at critical turns in life. The passion and the struggle in each story are revealed in the lyrics of each song. It is a beautiful show with amazing talent.

Check out this great preview video by Babs Weiss for ASGT:


June 27, 2019 thru July 20. 2019
Show info:

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 driving, 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 theater.


Director: Jason Harding Beall
Music Director: Emily L. Sergo
Choreographer: AJ Whittenberger
Production Manager: Heather McMunigal

Music and Lyrics by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Originally Produced by the WPA Theatre, New York City, 1995
(Kyle Renick, Artistic Director)
Original Orchestration by Brian Besterman and Jason Robert Brown