A New Brain
How do you write a musical about brain surgery? With humor, wit and compassion; that's how. This quirky, autobiographical work by award-winning composer William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) is nothing short of wonderful. At the center of the action is Gordon, a talented but neurotic would-be Broadway composer forced to make a living writing what he considers to be inconsequential ditties for a children's TV show. When he finds himself in the hospital facing a life-threatening condition, he begins to re-evaluate life, love, mortality and the healing power of art. Throughout his ordeal Gordon learns to appreciate life's precious moments and finds new inspiration to compose the songs he wants to write. Don't be frightened off by the subject matter; in no way is this General Hospital, the Musical! MATURE THEMES, LANGUAGE
"Funny, sharp, and totally original..."
Homeless Lady - CHRISTIE LEE COLEMAN
Gordon - NICK GRAFFAGNA
Rhoda - ELLEN JENDERS
Doctor - MARCUS A. JORDAN
Mr. Bungee - PRESTON MISNER
Roger - JAMES MURRAY
Waitress/Nancy - LAURA STUART OBENAUF
Richard - COLTON STEELE
Mimi - ELIZABETH TERREL
Minister - KEVIN J. WATSON II
Assistant Stage Manager - KAITLYNN HOLEWA
Director - JAY BERKOW
Musical Director - COURTNEY PHELPS
Choreographer - JAY BERKOW
Projection/Scenic Designer - JACK YATES
Costume Designer - SHANNON HEALY
Lighting Designer - BRADY KING
Sound Designer - SEAN MICHAEL SMALLMAN
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - KELSEY LUEKEN
Stage Manager - KYLE WATERMAN
January 13 - January 29, 2012
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western