Songs for a New World
April 7-17
Music & Arts Community Center | 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers

Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches.

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Music & Lyrics

Jason Robert Brown

Jason Robert Brown is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer – best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of our time, including the generation-defining “The Last Five Years”, his debut song cycle “Songs for a New World”, and the seminal “Parade”, for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score.

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Cast

Gaby Tortoledo

Gaby Tortoledo

Lauren Kidwell

Lauren Kidwell

Victor Ryan Robertson

Victor Ryan Robertson

Paul Hambidge

Paul Hambidge

Production Team

Max Quinlan

Stage Director & Choreographer

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Molly Goodwin

Production Stage Manager

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Christian Londos

Technical Director/Lighting Design

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Diana Waldier

Wardrobe Coordinator

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