Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DOMA Theatre Company Presents Songs For A New World

DOMA Theatre Company continues its 2012 musical season with Songs For A New World, a show-stopping collection of transformational stories by one of musical theater’s brightest composers, Jason Robert Brown. Songs opens on May 11 at The MET Theatre in Los Angeles. Marco Gomez directs, Dolf Ramos is musical director and Angela Todaro choreographs. The cast will include Andrea Arvanigian, Malek Hanna, Mookie Johnson, and Joanne O’Brien.

Songs For A New World was originally conceived as a “theatrical cabaret” to showcase the work of then-unknown Jason Robert Brown, and it put him on the map when it opened at Off-Broadway’s WPA Theater in 1995. Brown went on to win a Tony Award for Best Score for Parade in 1999 and Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics for The Last Five Years in 2001.

“I wrote these songs when I was struggling in a city that didn’t even notice I was there, when I was a lonely and single college dropout living in a studio apartment in Greenwich Village,” wrote Brown in a 2001 production note. "Songs For A New World is a show that suggests that our best solution for the stress and terror and anxiety we feel is to come together and form a community that will support and uplift each other. So my very personal little piece has turned out to shine a little light on a whole lot of people.”

Set and costume design for Songs For A New World is by Brandy A. Jacobs, lighting design is by Cullen Pinney and sound design is by Joseph Montiel.

Songs For A New World runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm from May 11 - June 3. The MET Theatre is located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles CA 90029. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 323-465-0693 or go to www.domatheatre.com.

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