Songs For a New World
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
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
June 27 thru July 20th, 2019
Director: Jason Harding Beall
Music Director: Emily L. Sergo
Choreographer: AJ Whittenberger
Production Manager: Heather McMunigal
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 theatre.
Jason Harding Beall, Director
Jason is beyond thrilled to make his ASGT directorial debut with this moving piece of the theatre. Jason teaches and directs the theatrical productions at Marriotts Ridge High School. Directing highlights include The Sound of Music, Twelve Angry Jurors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Drowsy Chaperone. He would like to thank his family for their support of this theatrical endeavors. Enjoy the show and thank you for supporting the Annapolis theatre community!
Parental discretion is always advised. Parents/guardians should determine beforehand whether the subject matter is appropriate.