Theatre Institute at Sage 2020-21 Season

 

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Michael Musial

September 25–26 @ 7:30pm · Schacht Theatre
This song cycle presentation will be a live, socially distanced performance for a limited number of reserved seats.

It’s 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. From Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown, this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

 


 

DEAR ’LIL

by Morgan Heyward
Presented in conjunction with Illuminate Theatre

Opening Night Watch Party and Talkback: October 16 @ 7:30
Available to stream the following day through November 15

Through short stories and vignettes, Morgan recounts her experiences being raised in a mixed race household, growing up in a diverse school district, and attending a predominantly white college. Dear ‘Lil is a reflection of one young woman’s journey as she attempts to define herself as an individual and artist. This play is presented in conjunction with Illuminate Theatre and Russell Sage College alum, Morgan Heyward. Recommended for ages 13 & up (language).

 


 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (a virtual performance in 3 episodes)

Original story by Charles Dickens
Adapted for Zoom by Katie Pedro
Directed by David Baecker

Opening Night Watch Party and Talkback: November 27 @ 7:30
Subsequent episode releases on December 4 and December 11
Available to stream each following day through January 6

A new adaptation of this Charles Dickens’ holiday classic comes to life in three exciting episodes…on Zoom! Join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge, on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. This enduring story of hope and redemption will be told in partnership with students from local school districts. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 


 

THE 39 STEPS: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Original Novel by John Buchan
Adaptation by Joe Landry
Directed by David Baecker

Opening Night Watch Party and TalkBack: March 19 @ 7:30
Available to Stream March 20, 21,23, 24, 25, 26

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic tale–and performed as a live radio play on Zoom. This romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through 1930’s London, as Richard Hannay encounters epic train chases, a feisty love interest, and an unexpected murder. He has his work cut out for him as he searches for the truth about The 39 Steps. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

 


 

THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY

Based on the book by Jeff Brown
Adapted by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music & Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald & Jonathan K. Waller
Music by David Weinstein & Stephen Gabriel
Directed by Michael Musial

June 3–13 · Schacht Theatre
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem… for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one has ever seen before. This delightful musical about everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of live theatre. Recommended for all ages.