So Here's the Thing: a New Musical about Life and Love
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From a talented cast of young actors (all under the age of 18) comes this timeless musical tale of star-crossed romance. A reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, this cherished production tells of the ill-fated love affair between Tony and Maria as it plays out amidst the gang rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets. With lively music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), this favorite of the stage features such hit songs as "Something's Coming," "Maria," "America" and "I Feel Pretty." Also adapted into an Academy Award-winning feature film, West Side Story remains an unforgettable theatrical experience. Learn More
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Featured review from KATHARINE MILLOYRed Velvet
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In a word, don't miss this one - GO!
All through the production, I kept thinking, "Where is that Des McAnuff guy???" and, "Great potential, great potential! Shorten the first act!" Also, "Haven't I seen this show before? Oh, yeh ... sort of ... it was called 'Rent!'" Both date and I enjoyed the production, and will keep an eye out for this new company.
I have followed David McBean's work for a year or so, now, having first seen him in 'Fully Committed,' and he is just so special; fascinating to watch. And, now, to learn he can sing! What a treat!
You know them all: the needy ex-girlfriend, the guy with a commitment problem, the ex-trophy wife, the hermaphrodite ... O.K., perhaps not the last one, but these and several other easily recognizable characters all come to the stage in the brand new musical, "So Here's the Thing ..."
With a cast of eleven distinct personalities, the play tells its entertaining story from four separate perspectives, all of which soon overlap.
The first tale, for instance, is told by Jade Hillman, the rebellious teenage daughter with a pill-popping, alcoholic, several-surgeries-later mother and an infatuation with her gay best friend. Several scenes later, her brother Paul returns home from college with his roommate Shayne. While Paul suffers the perils of falling for the wrong girl, Shayne, born a hermaphrodite, is faced with a new hurdle as he discovers yet another "condition." Other characters include the twentysomething best-friends-since-forever girls, the gymrat, the "nice guy," and the bisexual player.
Each of their stories eventually meld into the surprising and sobering climax as they speak on issues of commitment, timing, choices and fate.