Free Reading of New Rock Musical “A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Music and Lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Valerie Vigoda, and Gene Lewin
Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda
Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Janet Roston
Music Direction by Ryan O’Connell
June 27 at 8:00 p.m.
B. Iden Payne Theatre
Tickets: Free Admission
About the A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream
Created by songwriters Valerie Vigoda, Brendan Milburn and Gene Lewin, A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream is a rock-musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s beloved classic. Set in modern day at an outdoor rock festival, the musical is a collision of rock, iambic pentameter and glow sticks where rock stars Titania and Oberon quarrel over an electric guitar, circus performer Puck creates havoc and roadie Bottom finally gets a chance to shine.
The creative team of A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream has been invited to develop their new musical in residence at The University of Texas at Austin as part of the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop. This summer program, hosted at The University of Texas at Austin, is a pre-collegiate intensive for high school students exploring a potential career in musical theatre. Workshop participants are trained by industry professionals and are exposed to the creative process of new work development.
About the Creative Team
Members of the musical trio GrooveLily, Vigoda and Milburn have received critical acclaim for their theatrical work, including Striking 12 (Lucille Lortel Nomination for Best Musical) and Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Two Ovation Awards, including World Premiere Musical).
Directions and Parking
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For more information about A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream, call 512-471-5793.