Contemporary Musicals Dogfight and Ordinary Days Will Hit Chicago Stages

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22 Jul 2014

BoHo Theatre has announced its lineup for its 11th season, which will include the Chicago premiere of the Benj Pasek and Justin Paul-scored musical Dogfight, Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days and more.

Beginning with its 11th season, BoHo will present each of its seasons in a single calendar year, rather than presenting programming from fall to spring. The upcoming 2015 season will celebrate "the Bohemian Pillars of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love" and explore them "through the lens of human relationships."

Ordinary Days, featuring music and lyrics by Gwon, will run Feb. 13-March 15, 2015, at the Heartland Studio and represents "the Bohemian Pillar of Beauty."

Here's how it's billed: "In the bustle and routine of New York, Ordinary Days tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. True to BoHo's Bohemian ideals, this intimate musical is about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday."

Jeffrey Hatcher's Scotland Road will run
 May 15-June 14, 2015, at the Heartland Studio and represent "the Bohemian Pillar of Truth."



According to BoHo, "A young woman in 19th century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she speaks only one word — 'Titanic' — before falling into a frustrating silence. Using his wealth to bend the rules, an obsessed aristocrat brings her to an isolated facility on the coast of Maine with the sole purpose of getting her to talk, and to admit that the idea that she is a survivor of the famed sunken ship somehow transported through time is a fraud. But nobody here is truly who they appear to be, and with revelations come both transcendent and dire consequences. After finding success with last fall's Veronica's Room, BoHo brings to the stage another suspenseful mystery, one that begins as an investigation into the true identity of one woman and ends as a journey of understanding identity for all involved."

Pasek and Paul's Dogfight, featuring a book by Peter Duchan, will run October-November (dates TBD) at Theater Wit and represent "the Bohemian Pillar of Love."

Here's how it's billed: "November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of partying, debauchery, and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. With some of the best new music on the current musical stage, Dogfight begins as a rousing song and dance adventure and ends as an intimate story about finding the beauty and comfort of love in the most unsuspecting places."

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