Casting will be announced for the rueful musical comedy written by Scott Burkell (book and lyrics) and Paul Loesel (music). This limited engagement will play to Dec. 18. Opening night is Dec. 1.
According to producers Dreamlight Theatre Company in association with Third Coast Creative, "The Extraordinary Ordinary follows a group of friends as they face the challenges of life in Manhattan and reveals how one life-altering event forces each of them to discover the extraordinary beauty in the most ordinary of days."
Burkell and Loesel's songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall (Michael Feinstein: Now and Then series), Lincoln Center (American Songbook Series), Joe's Pub, Birdland, Symphony Space, The Kennedy Center and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Their songs have been premiered by Kristin Chenoweth, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Stephanie J. Block, Susan Egan, and Liz Callaway. Recordings of their work are heard on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley's "Opposite You" recording, Stephanie J. Block's "This Place I Know" and Rebecca Luker's "Greenwich Time."
Their musical Six of One received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, an ASCAP workshop, a CAP21 workshop, and a production in the 2007 Philly Fringe Festival. Their new musical, Ella Minnow Pea received a production at the University of Michigan. Loesel is the most recent recipient of the Burton Lane Award. Visit www.ScottandPaul.com.
Dreamlight artistic director Chip Klose will direct the production. Tickets are now on sale at www.DreamlightTheatre.org. The Clurman is at Theatre Row at 410 W. 42nd Street.