Miller-Coffman Production LLC
a new musical with a book by C. Stephen Foster & Rod Damer
With music and lyrics by Chuck Pelletier
THE GREEN ROOM
Directed by Jessica Jennings
with musical direction by David Fletcher
Stephen Foster, Chuck Pelletier, and Rod Damer bring the “Merrily” for the new millennium to New York! THE GREEN ROOM
“The culture of the stage is changing. There’s a new audience out there wanting new experiences,” says producer Stephen Miller about this new exciting musical opening Off-Broadway in the fall after a powerhouse run on the West Coast.
Miller is talking about Millennials. With that in mind, he and his team, have created a new musical play that looks at the world of theatre through their eyes.
Harkening to Sondheim’s cult classic and oft-analyzed, “Merrily We Roll Along,” THE GREEN ROOM takes us backstage of … NOT a Broadway show … but an Off-Broadway show. We hitch a ride onto the journey of a group of four best friends in college who dream of “making it” in New York. This is where similarities between this and Hollywood musicals and even Sondheim ends. John, Cliff, Anna, and Divonne live out complicated lives in the green room of their college theatre department. At times, hilarious and heartwarming, but always enlightening and even alarming, this concept musical gives an account of the struggles these four encounter in finding their place in this 21st Century world.
“Composer-lyricist Chuck Pelletier’s skillfully crafted score is a satisfying range of musical styles.” Los Angeles Times.
“Heartfelt, comedic musical received standing ovations. The musical arrangements were classy and full of invention.” Waterford News & Star.
“Critics Pick! Boasts a uniquely appealing musical score by Chuck Pelletier and a fast-paced, optimistic story about collegiate youth” Broadway World.
The rock-pop-infused score includes the stirring “It’s All About Me.” This piece won the Songwriter’s Guild of America Award.
THE GREEN ROOM opens its doors, off-Broadway, at one of the last remaining landmark theatres of the off- & off-off-Broadway movement. The American Theater of Actors’ Sargent Theater has seen countless openings of countless powerful works and was one of the major players in the formation of off and off-off-Broadway as we know it!
Previews begin September 25 with opening set for September 27.
Running Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, with Saturday matinees at 2pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm.
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LIFE BEGINS IN THE GREEN ROOM