[title of show] is a one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. Jeff and Hunter, two self-confessed nobodies in New York, make a pact: They will write an original musical and submit it to a festival. The only catch? The deadline is in three weeks! They gather their two actress friends, Susan and Heidi, and their accompanist and music director, Larry, on the keys. With the full team assembled, Jeff and Hunter hit another roadblock-- what should they write about? Jeff and Hunter decide to follow the old adage, “write what you know,” and set off on a unique musical adventure: writing a musical about writing a musical. As the deadline looms, insecurities creep in and jealousies flare. Will the team succeed with their musical? Could it even win a Tony?! In this intelligent, playful, lovable new musical, the audience is treated to an inside look at the tough work of being a creative artist. Frequently hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and thoroughly inspiring, [title of show] is a love story celebrating individuality and creativity.
Evergreen Place provided some financial support for the production. All social distancing guidelines were followed. The theatre donated singers mask designed by Broadway Relief Project for the four cast members. Three new pieces of camera equipment had to be purchased that could be used for live-streaming. For all evening rehearsals, temperatures were taken and masks were worn. The show was blocked to allow safe social distancing for the performers. Due to illness, the live stream was changed to a pre-recorded performance from tech-week. While the financial success was not what Players had hoped for, it was a step in the right direction to produce this type of theater performance for the future.
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