Now. Here. This. 08/17–08/20
This show ended 8/20/2017
WATERFORD—From Monster Box Theatre and created by the team that brought you [title of show], Now. Here. This. is a new musical tackling life’s big questions with inimitable humor and humanity. The show will run from August 17 through August 20. Tickets are $22 at the door and $18 in advance, $16 for seniors and students and $9 for E-Casting members, and are available at monsterboxtheatre.com or by calling the box office at 248.787.1400. Call 248.787.5365 for dates and reservations for signed performances for the deaf.
The show follows the evolution and adventures of four friends in a natural history museum as they journey through time–from the present day museum, to the past, and back again. Inspired by various exhibits (bees, reptiles, early man, ancient civilizations and outer space), the foursome shares their stories about friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living, dying and middle school in an attempt to step directly into that elusive present moment…into the Now. Here. This.Now. Here. This. The book is by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen.
Now. Here. This. is loosely a sequel to [title of show] utilizing the same characters but beginning “4.57 billion years ago”. Not only are the writers the same, but the Monster Box team is intact from 2016’s Wilde Award nominated [title of show] performance as well. Directed by Paul Stark with musical direction by Daniel Bachelis and starring Jono Mammel, Theodora Pardales, Taylor Stark, and Owen Woityra, this production picks up where [title of show] leaves off. Before the group was contemplating writing a musical (about writing a musical); this time they are reflecting on life as a whole and its origins and meaning. A heavy subject to ponder but addressed with signature quirky humor, energy, and self-awareness, and with music.