“Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical” is playwright Sarah Ruhl's first musical based on her 2002 play of the same title. It tells the story of Tilly, whose melancholy is of such exquisite quality that it causes every stranger she meets to fall in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Tilly’s hairdresser becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond and it’s up to Tilly to get her back. The show's music by Todd Almond is magical, with singers accompanied by strings and piano.
LOFTrecitals first ever fully staged musical experience! Join us as LOFTrecital returns to the Crane Theater for a special 2 night event celebrating the life and work of one of the most celebrated Russian poets of the 20th Century, Anna Akhmatova Were thrilled to have an all-star local cast as Christine Weber directs sopranos Linh Kaufman and Lindsay Sessing, complete with a chamber orchestra in what is sure to be our biggest season event to date!
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free -Anna Akhmatova
Somewhere in the universe is a place where all the roads we never chose converge and Donny Rowan is hoping to find it. He’s placed everything he owns on his front lawn, along with a sign that reads: “Here’s my life. Make an offer.” Free of his possessions and ready to travel light, Donny’s obsessive quest to find what he’s missed will take him to the edge of his universe and back.
Donny – Matt Wall
Trisha – Anna Baker
Rita – Rachel Austin
Louise – Shana Eisenberg
Buck – Lanny Langston