Round One: An Evening of New Musical Theater Songs
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The last date listed for Round One was Sunday April 22, 2012 / 4:00pm.
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Liberal-leaning artist Nicole and her conservative Republican boyfriend Mark are struggling to make their relationship work in the Age of the Emoticon. Writer-director Allen Barton's world-premiere drama takes aim at our social media-obsessed society while highlighting in horrifying detail the decline of human communication. Listen, relate and laugh at this talented cast of passionate and flawed characters, as one rants about the growing infrequency of face-to-face interaction and another complains about being unfriended on MySpace. Learn More
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The Venue, songs, singing, acting, and musical accompaniment were superb. The narration that linked together the disparate songs together made a whole of many parts. The only reason for the 4 stars and not 5 was I felt the volume of the accompaniment was excessive. The ticket sales and pick-up were seamless, the free refreshments with a voluntary contribution was a nice touch, and hopefully defrayed the cost.
Not Quite Opera Productions launches Round One, an evening of new songs by Bay Area composers of musical theater at the Alcove Theater. NQO is one of the few places in the nation that exclusively develops and produces totally original musical theater.
The Alcove Theater is an intimate, comfortable 49-seat space with great acoustics and a welcoming semi-circular stage. You'll feel like you're part of the action from any seat in the house.
The theme of the April showcase is "Coping with the Ever Changing World." It features an eclectic mix of songs in styles ranging from driving rock 'n roll, pleasant pop, blast-from-the-past pastiche and the soaring melodies of classic and contemporary Broadway.
Among the 10 new musicals represented are: The Texas Chainsaw Musical, a comedy about a serial killer; .Love in which a middle-aged couple reunites through online dating; Meet the Zeroes, a satire on the American family, Another Man's Treasure, an intimate piece set in a second-hand store and The Anti-musical in which an average office worker finds himself swept into a real-life musical against his will.
The composers and lyricists are a veritable Who's-Who of Bay Area rising talent: Cory Bytoff, Owen Dockham, Richard Jennings, Randy Kasten, Sandy Kasten, Ron Lytle, Pat Morris, Tracy Held Potter, Liz White Salk and Patrick Wills.