Overture the Musical

Book by Krista Eyler & Barbara Nichols; Composer/Lyricist, Krista Eyler

BEST OF FEST PRODUCTION AWARD WINNER, 2019 New York Musical Festival

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BEST NEW WORK (PROFESSIONAL),  BROADWAY WORLD REGIONAL AWARD WINNER, Kansas City, 2019 

Grand Jury Selection, NEXT LINK PRODUCTION, 2019 New York Musical Festival

Winner, Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant

Winner, ArtsKC Inspiration Grant

Synopsis:  

This is a story about saving something beautiful.  Overture celebrates the extraordinary grass-roots effort to help the Kansas City Philharmonic survive during its 1953-1954 season. In 1953, the Kansas City Philharmonic debuted its first opera festival and was striving to become a world-renowned orchestra. At the same time, it was fighting for financial survival. Against this backdrop, we also discover two fictional characters, Lily and Christopher, who share the same passion for music and are fighting for survival in ways of their own. (Run time: Two hours with intermission)

Press:

"...charming and earnest...full of heart." Theatre's Leiter Side

"...a love letter to music...heartwarming... 

tightly scripted with lighthearted fun and poignancy." Theatre That Matters.com

"Overture features 17 songs...they are all unforgettable." Times Square Chronicle

Cast: 12–16; Genre: comedy, docudrama/historic; Diverse, transgender casting opportunities; Cast doubling for high school/community theatres

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