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[title of show]

  • bainbridge performing arts 200 Madison Avenue North Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110 United States (map)

[title of show]

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen | Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by Philip Lacey | Musical Direction by Joel Kurzynski 

Performances: February 10 - 19, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, February 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, February 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.

Earlier Event: February 7
Later Event: February 13