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CSTOCK’s Young Adults Shine in ‘New World’


” Songs For A New World”

Directed by local students Billy Buhl, Cherisse Martinelli, and Jessica Rothwell, the CSTOCK Black Box production of “Songs For A New World” features teens and young adults ages 13-20.

The cast of Young Adults includes Cory Hudson, Zander Martin, Ryan McLaughlin, Colton Myers, Matthew Usher, Katharine Beddoe, Julie Fedorko, Chelsea Natseway, Jessica Nelson, Melissa Shafer, Allison Verhofstadt, Amy Whelan, and Rebecca Young.

Yours Truly previewed the show last week and I was literally blown away by the caliber of vocal talents. These kids have ‘skills!’

Says the Author of this gripping revue:

“It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”

Jason Robert Brown (composer-lyricist of the critical smash “Parade” and ‘The Last 5 Years”) has had the whole theatre community talking about his blend of savvy showmanship and exciting contemporary sound for years, starting with this revue.

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. These are the stories and characters of today, the songs for a new world.

Songs For A New World is sponsored in part by

Washington State Arts Commission

For more show information and tickets, GO HERE.