The story, set in New York City, follows four characters, Claire, Jason, Warren and Deb, exploring how their ordinary lives connect in the most amazing ways. ABET (Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre seems to be committed to the task of catching up to the contemporary standard set by Players By The Sea in bringing thoughtful, relatively new theatre productions to Jacksonville Stages, and this is one of those great small cast productions that was literally designed for the cozy Little Theatre environs.
From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).
directed by Lee Hamby
musical direction by Robin Brazelton
We don't have a lot of preamble from the ABET press release, not much more than a cast list and the dates, but it is a musical, and its about young people in New York. Hard to go wrong, really. According to the theatre notes: "When Deb loses her most precious possession--the notes to her graduate thesis--she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view."
Tyler D. Humphrey
Katie Swider McCloskey
“A quietly affecting show… introduces a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater. Mr. Gwon writes crisp, fluid and funny lyrics that reflect the racing minds of four New Yorkers on a nervous search for their immediate futures.” – The New York Times
“Full of Idiosyncratic charm” – Time Out New York
“Arrestingly poetic” – Los Angeles Times
JAN 22 23 29 30 31 FEB 5 6 7 | FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM
music and lyrics by Adam Gwon
For reservations: www.abettheatre.com or call 249-7177
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach