ATF producing artistic director Mark Fleischer directs the show, his first as the new artistic director of ATF, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. Performances continue to July 3.
Composer and lyricist Adam Gwon was recently awarded the Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theatre songwriting and named one of "50 to Watch" by Dramatist Magazine. Audiences will be hearing the show's first-ever orchestration, funded in part by the National Fund for New Musicals. Fleischer stated, "ATF has always been committed to developing new works for the theatre. The next logical step in the development of Ordinary Days was to provide Adam Gwon with a fuller orchestra. Previous performances have only utilized a piano for accompaniment. The additional funding allowed ATF to hire an orchestrator to work with Adam on expanding the musical scope of the piece."
Andy Einhorn is orchestrator and music director.
The musical (seen regionally recently) will make its New York City premiere in October in a separate Roundabout Theatre Company production in the Roundabout Underground series.
* According to ATF, "In Ordinary Days a lost notebook sets off a chain of events transforming the ordinary lives of four young New Yorkers into something extraordinary. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in and out of taxi cabs, to Union Square, this contemporary musical takes audiences on a journey of discovery filled with the romance and magic of a New York fairy tale."
Fleischer discovered Ordinary Days at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's annual Festival of New Musicals in New York City.
The Ordinary Days creative team includes set designer Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams, sound designer Ryan Gastelum, lighting designer Matt Frey and costume designer Steve Epstein.
For more information visit www.ATFestival.org or call (518) 847-0800.