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Synopsis

Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “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.”

With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches.

A small but powerful diverse cast and a supercharged, well crafted score appeal to old and new generations alike as each character -- in their own way -- takes hold of that one moment and enters a new world.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1995
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
contemporary
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
None
Ideal For
small groups, colleges, high schools, churches, professional theatres
Casting Notes

Includes young adult, adult characters

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