Village Theatre announces Festival of New Musicals

July 15, 2014

By Staff

Village Theatre presents its 14th annual Festival of New Musicals Aug. 8-17.

The festival invites Village Originals members to help critique the theater’s upcoming original musical productions. For example, the musicals “Next to Normal” and “Million Dollar Quartet” got their start through the Village Originals program and went on to win multiple Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize between them.

Tickets for the general public are only on sale for “The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes.” With book and lyrics by Christopher Dimond and music by Michael Kooman, “The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes” is a tale about a perfectly average American guy drifting through life blind to the wonders of the world around him who wakes up one day to discover that his life has become a musical. Desperate to escape from the show, he embarks on a fantastical quest through the realm of musical theater.

The director is Brandon Ivie and cast includes Erik Gratton (Howard Barnes), Michele Ankrim (Maggie), Jeff Steitzer (Von Schwartzenheim) and Billie Wildrick (Grace).

Showtimes are:

  • 10 p.m. Aug. 8
  • 5 p.m. Aug. 9
  • 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 10
  • 8 p.m. Aug. 14-16
  • 2 p.m. Aug. 16-17

Learn how to become an Village Originals member to gain access to the complete festival schedule here.

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