This show is completely home-grown featuring Portland writers, composers, directors, designers and performers celebrating original musicals created just for this festival.
Directed by Kristen Mun, John Oules, and Jessica Wallenfels
Music Direction by Eric Nordin
2017 Mini Musical Line Up:
Faith Is Stronger
By Josie Sied
In a world of loss, joy and uncertainty the thread that we balance upon to carry us through is faith. Thin though it may seem, it is stronger than we know.
Book by Brett Vail, Kurt Misar and Brad Beaver
Music and Lyrics by Kurt Misar
Additional Lyrics by Brad Beaver
A novice orchestra conductor aspires to position and fame that exceeds his talent and abilities. His efforts stir interest from admirers but incite true passion from his doubters. It appears though that he might have a trick or two, or three, to overpower the hair-raising challenges barring him from ultimate glory and success.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Matthew B. Zrebski
Set in a trendy coffee shop, this comic and irreverent satire on current social and political strife reveals customers and their barista clashing over hot button topics and “appropriateness”, building to a potentially murderous climax.
11th and Couch
(Or: A Street Corner Named Desire)
Music and Lyrics by Reece Marshburn and Marianna Thielen
Book by Marianna Thielen
Three college students are “community outreach workers” or clipboard crusaders, sharing the same street corner in downtown Portland. Each pitching their chosen nonprofit to hapless pedestrians, the trio compares notes on the best techniques to employ to make people interested in their cause, the frustrations with their current situation, and their hopes for a brighter tomorrow.
19 Children Saved!
Book and Music by Eric Nordin
Lyrics by Eric Nordin and Sam Gregory
Amily realizes that “fixing” the past through time travel is not as easy as it may seem, but she is yet to discover that correcting those “fixes” is even harder.
Gus, The Lonely Polar Bear
Music by Tidtaya Sinutoke
Words by Naomi Matlow
Jun 22, 2017 7:30pm
Jun 23, 2017 7:30pm
Jun 24, 2017 7:30pm
Jun 25, 2017 2:00pm