Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM

Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting The Boy in the Bathroom as part of its 23rd summer season of professional theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26-Saturday, July 29 and Tuesday, Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 4, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee performance Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Charles R. Wood Theater.

In this musical love story, David has built an entire world for himself inside of his bathroom, refusing to leave for over a year. His mother cares for him, feeding him only food that can fit underneath the door. When David meets his mother's new caretaker, Julie, the two forge a relationship from across the bathroom door. They share stories, play games and trade knock-knock jokes, but will it be enough to get him to open up?

"This musical is adorable, sweet, funny, romantic, heartfelt and quirky," said Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz, who is directing the production. "It's such a captivating story unlike any other. It's the perfect show for the summer."

The Boy in the Bathroom is the winner of The American Harmony Prize and four New York Musical Festival Awards, including Most Promising New Musical and Best Book.

Tickets are $32-$42 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at or by calling (518)480-4878. The Wood Theater is located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls.

The book and lyrics are written by Michael Lluberes, with music and additional lyrics by Joe Maloney.

Actors include Alex Wyse (Broadway: Spring Awakening), Catherine Shaffner (Film: Hush) and Janet Krupin (Broadway: If/Then).


Chad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director) is the only artist in the United States simultaneously serving as the Producing Artistic Director of two theaters devoted to new works: Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls, NY) & Bloomington Playwrights Project (Bloomington, IN). In addition to producing new works, Chad has directed more than 100 productions across the country, focusing primarily on new and contemporary plays and musicals. He is also the Producer of the Adirondack Film Festival as well a visual arts festival, Arts Fair on the Square. At ATF, Chad has grown attendance from 5,700 to over 11,500 in just 2 seasons, doubled subscribership, broke numerous box office records, introduced innovative children's programming and produced multiple best-selling shows in ATF's history. Under Rabinovitz's tenure, the Bloomington Playwrights Project has undergone what Bloom Magazine calls "a near miraculous renaissance", quintupling its subscribership, erasing all debt, and purchasing its building. BPP has sold out every single performance of every production for 3 straight years (and counting). Specializing in developing new works, Rabinovitz has fostered and directed premieres from countless prominent playwrights. He is also known for his unique ability to work with magicians on developing and directing their acts. For his achievements, Rabinovitz was the recipient of Bloomington's Manager of the Year Award, the Downtown Revitalization Award, Bloomington's Attraction of the Year Award and was honored with being on the cover of Bloom Magazine where he's referred to as "a visionary artistic director, savvy businessman, and inspirational leader." He was named one of the 100 Reasons to Love Bloomington and was awardEd Bloomington's 10 Under 40 award as well as Glens Falls' 20 Under 40 award in the same month. He loves living in Glens Falls.

Michael Lluberes (Book/Lyrics): Writing/Directing: The Boy in the Bathroom (New York Musical Theatre Festival, NYMF Best New Musical and Best Book Awards, ASCAP/Disney Workshop). The show has gone on to receive productions at The Chance Theater, The Festival of New American Musicals, Curtain Call Theatre, Penn State University, New Jersey Rep, Peppermint Creek Theatre, Spirit of Broadway Theatre, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Sandbox Collective, Manila Fringe Arts Festival and Firehouse Theatre. Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers (BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Theatre Award Best Play, LA Weekly Theater Award Nomination Best Production, The Blank Theatre, No Rules Theatre Company, Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival); The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On (ASCAP/Dreamworks Workshop). Other Directing: Bayonets of Angst (New York Musical Theatre Festival); Twelfth Night (Sonnet Repertory Theatre); Simon Dawes Becomes A Planet (Time Shared); Nighttime Traffic (NYMF); and 1,000 Cats (UCB, HBO's Funny Or Die Presents). Acting: National Tour: Dirty Dancing. Off-Broadway: Heaven Knows (Ensemble Studio Theatre), American Dreams: Lost and Found, Pudd'nhead Wilson, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It (The Acting Company). Regional: The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Casa Mañana, Capital Rep, Maltz Jupiter, Pioneer Theatre Company. TV: "Chappelle's Show", "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn". Michael is the proud recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, The American Harmony Prize, an NEA New Artist Initiative Award, Anna Sosenko Trust Award and fellowships at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Hambidge and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a member of The Acting Company, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and The Dramatists Guild.

Joe Maloney (Music and Additional Lyrics) is a writer and composer of new theatre. Work includes: The Boy in the Bathroom: 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival (Most Promising New Musical at the 2007 NYMF Awards Gala), 2007 ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop, Workshop at New World Stages, Festival of New American Musicals at The Chance Theater, 2009 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, 2011 American Harmony Prize, 2011 Penn State Festival of New Musicals and several full productions; Hint (book, music, and lyrics): 2009 New York International Fringe Festival at the Minetta Lane Theatre; Ready or Not (book, music and lyrics): Mount Hall Studio Theatre, The Ohio State University; B.A. in Theatre, The Ohio State University. Joe is currently developing the new musicals Good for Me, Helen, and Wilma's Wish. Joe is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

ATF Website:

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM - Adirondack Theatre Festival A sweet, quirky, and heartfelt musical love story about a boy who has locked himself in the bathroom for over a year and the girl who tries to get him to come out.

Promotional Video:

TRAILER: 'The Boy in the Bathroom' - YouTube Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Music & Additional Lyrics by Joe Maloney Directed by Chad Rabinovitz July 26 to Aug. 4 David has built an entire world ...

About Adirondack Theatre Festival
Founded in 1994, ATF is a non-profit, professional theater. Each summer ATF produces a season of theater for an audience of both locals and tourists (9,000+) using professional artists from New York City and across the country. Last summer yielded a record-breaking season of sold-out performances, nearly doubling attendance and subscribership in just the past two years. ATF operates under a Small Professional Theatre Agreement with Actors' Equity Association. ATF is the only professional summer theater in the Capital District, Saratoga and Adirondack regions of upstate New York solely committed to producing new and contemporary works of theater. Its 23rd season is comprised entirely of new works.

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