10/19/2019, 10/25/2019, 10/26/2019
Songs for a New World, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, part of the Student Directed Series
The first musical written by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), "Songs for a New World" weaves stories and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. Each piece in this modern song cycle is a glimpse into the life of a different character and an instance when they realize something new about themselves, seemingly find a whole new world to explore. Through the score, which blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz music and features many intricate harmonies, "Songs for a New World" transports its audience from the deck of a sailing ship bound for a new land to the ledge of a New York penthouse, among many other fantastical locations. With its timeless theme and compelling music, this musical can be enjoyed by all ages and inspires its audience to look within themselves.