The latest Larson Legacy Concert at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is an exciting workshop production of César Alvarez’s new musical, NOISE. The concert will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Theatre in the AUPAC, 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York.
NOISE, a new musical, is inspired by a strange little piece of critical theory, which proposes that music, as the organization of noise, was the earliest expression of civilization. And if music precedes all forms of political economy, it follows that we should be able to make a musical which designs a new and better society. While NOISE may not succeed in generating an entirely new society, it does offer some radical kindness in the package of an absurd little musical.
NOISE was commissioned and given a workshop production by Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Book Music and Lyrics by César Alvarez
Director: Andrew Neisler
Music Director: Ellen Winter
Choreographer: Ben Hobbs
Set and lighting designer: Christopher Bowser
Costume Designer: Laura Lashley
Featuring Michael Burgos, Caitlin Cobb-Vialet, Meg Comerford, Guillermo Alonso Contreras, Brenna Donahue, Eamon Goodman, Mary Gunther, Aigner Mizelle, Jenna Rush, Kennedy Spencer, Donte Reid, Rebecca Thompson and Ellen Winter.
Consulting Choreographer: Ana Maria Alvarez – Percussion Consultant: Eric Farber – Orchestrations: César Alvarez, Ellen Winter, Eric Farber, Eamon Goodman, Michael Burgos – Concert Producer: Victoria Flores
César Alvarez is a composer/lyricist/librettist whose musical FUTURITY received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. César also received the 2016 Jonathan Larson Award. Recent credits: The Elementary Spacetime Show (FringeArts/UArts); FUTURITY (Soho Rep/Ars Nova, A.R.T, Walker Art Center, Mass MoCA); An Octoroon (Soho Rep, TFANA. Drama Desk Nomination); Washeteria (Soho Rep); Good Person of Szechwan (LaMaMa, Public Theater. Drama Desk Nomination); César is a Visiting Associate Professor at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Artistic Director of Polyphone, a festival of the emerging musical at UArts.
The Larson Legacy Concert Series at AUPAC celebrates the next generation of artists at the college home of the creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT Jonathan Larson (’82). Each year, the American Theatre Wing presents emerging creators of musical theatre with The Jonathan Larson Grants. Each year, select recipients of these grants will be showcased at AUPAC in this series to help nurture and support the next generation of creative artists to carry on Jonathan Larson’s legacy. Past recipients of these grants have gone on to create the Broadway musicals A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Grey Gardens, Next To Normal, Elf, Hands on a Hardbody, A Christmas Story and many more.
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