Music and Lyrics by Zoe Sarnak
Book by Alexis Sheer
Directed by Maggie Burrows
Join us for a sneak peek into the original songs and artistic process behind Northern Stage's first-ever commissioned musical work: Shook. High school thespians have been preparing for the highly anticipated National Shakespeare Competition for months, and Mia, always second fiddle, is ready to take first place by storm. Shook takes us on a rollercoaster ride through song and sonnet, foes turned friends, kingdoms lost and won...and at least one good showmance. Don't miss our first look into the deeply human world of Shook, and a chance to meet its award-winning creative team: Zoe Sarnak, Alexis Scheer, and Maggie Burrows (director of The Sound of Music).
Chayes says, "Shook was our very first commission through the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation, and it centers around a topic very dear to Northern Stage: the power of Shakespeare to transform the lives of young people. We feel so lucky to be able to host this team in Vermont as they embark on the writing of this original musical, and we can't wait for our audiences to meet them and hear a few sneak peeks."
Tickets are free, with a $10 suggested donation. Reservations can be made at https://northernstage.org/new-works-now/, or by calling the Northern Stage box office at (802) 296-7000. New Works Now is sponsored by the BOLD Theater Women's Leadership Circle, La Valleys Building Supply, and The Norwich Inn, located in Norwich, Vermont.
Northern Stage is currently streaming the timeless holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life A Radio Play, now through JANUARY 3rd. This beloved American classic comes to life as a radio broadcast starring an ensemble cast of Northern Stage favorites as "Radio Actors" playing multiple roles (sound effects included). Based on the 1946 film starring Jimmy Stewart, It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play is adapted by Joe Landry, with special permission for adaptation for Northern Stage audiences, and recorded at the Barrette Center for the Arts in downtown White River Junction, Vermont. In the age of social distancing, Northern Stage is thrilled to offer a message of hope and love that can reach the homes of every family in the Upper Valley and beyond this holiday season. Tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for families and household listening. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org
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