The fourth annual From Page to Stage season of workshops and readings of new musicals, to be held at the Tristan Bates Theatre October 31-November 20, is set to include the European premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 14-minute musical 21 Chump Street.
Based on a true story as reported in the series This American Life, it is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection, only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers. It will be performed as part of a series of showcases on November 12 and 19 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM and November 16-18 at 7:30 PM.
Other new musicals, chosen from over 130 entries, include Heart of Winter by Tim Connor, Bananaman the Musical by Leon Parris and Rehab by Grant Black, Murray Lachlan and Elliot Davis.
The season is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment. In a press statement, she has commented, “This year, From Page to Stage has chosen an exceptional group of shows that highlight the diversity and innovation present in new Musical Theatre. With over 130 shows submitted, we are so proud to have the opportunity to support and showcase these pieces and are looking forward to presenting them to industry and audiences alike.”
For further details, visit FromPage2Stage.com.