Theatre Fairfield’s Final Production of the 2020-2021 Season:
“[title of show]” by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen
April 14-18, 2021
Theatre Fairfield is thrilled to produce a LIVE production, brought to you via YouTube, of
the funny/hopeful/endearing meta-musical, [title of show]. This is a jubilant musical show about two guys writing a musical show about two guys writing a musical show who invite their two woman friends to help out with both writing and performing. It's a slightly fictionalized version of their "real story" when [title of show] began in a tiny venue at the first New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 and eventually made it to Broadway in 2008. It was a wild ride--and so is the show.
We're rehearsing and broadcasting LIVE from the Wien Black Box Theatre at the Quick Center April 14-18 for 6 performances. Anne Kendall, our very clever technical director designed and built COVID-safe actor pods so that our 4 actor-singer-dancers and 1 pianist-actor can safely sing together (with no latency delays) with masks off. The rest of us--musical director, movement director, videographer, stage managers, and me--all are in the theatre with masks ON and proper social distancing. We communicate via microphones, well-projected voices, and waving through plexiglass windows. ANYTHING for live theatre--and, I'm happy to say, it's working well. We've created a really interesting series of short videos, "Part of It All," on the making of the show, which will show you exactly how we are doing it. Please go to our website: https://www.theatre-fairfield.org/titleofshow.
The “[title of show]” cast features Kiersten Bjork ’21, Tracy Ferguson ’22, Carlin Fournier ’22, Brady Hanney ’24, and guest artist Kenneth Gartman. The production’s artistic team includes Marti LoMonaco, director, musical director Michael Ciavaglia, movement director/choreographer Brad Roth, producer and scenic designer Lynne Porter, costume designer and props manager Julie Leavitt, technical director Anne Kendall, stage manager Kierstin Jones, and assistant stage manager Chloe Cofini.
Please join us at the show! Performance schedule:
Wednesday, April 14, 8 PM
Thursday, April 15, 8 PM
Friday, April 16, 8 PM
Saturday, April 17, 2 PM
Saturday, April 17, 8 PM
Sunday, April 18, 2 PM
Tickets are $10 General Admission and $5 for all students (Fairfield and everywhere else) and are purchased from the Quick Center Box Office, ext. 4010. Fairfield Faculty, as always, come as our guests; please just let the Quick Center Box Office know you are faculty, and you will receive free tickets.
The show will be broadcast on YouTube but the Post-Show Celebration will be via zoom, so we can see and chat with you. The link for both the show and post-show event will be sent to you the day of the performance by the Quick Center Box Office.
Thanks, as always, for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the virtual theatre!
Marti LoMonaco, Director