Legendale

Sponsored by

  • New Works Fund
  • The Mary H. Kittredge Fund
  • Beth and Alan Schaeffer

Legendale

music by Andrea Daly
words by Jeff Bienstock
story by Jeff Bienstock and Andrea Daly
directed by John Simpkins
music direction by Scot Woolley

AMERICAN PREMIERE
September 7 – October 1, 2017

Andy’s favorite way to escape his miserable job and humdrum life is the online game “Legendale.” He dreams of victory in its new tournament and winning the grand prize to become “the Lord of Legendale,” but is stuck competing as a lowly milkmaid. When things in the online world suddenly take a strange turn, Andy and his avatar must both discover their inner warrior. A blend of romance, adventure and virtual reality with a pop-infused score, it’s an inspiring tale like no other that’s sure to delight.

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Sponsored by

  • New Works Fund
  • The Mary H. Kittredge Fund
  • Beth and Alan Schaeffer

Performance Schedule

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  • Sun Oct 01
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  • MonOct 07

Special Performance Legend

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Audio Described / Sign Interpreted performance (available with two weeks notice)

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Inside Track pre-show discussion, begins in the Loft lobby at 7:15 pm

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Lite Fare food and drink available for sale in the Loft lobby starting at 5:30 pm

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Opening Night with post-show cast party in the Loft Lobby

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Thursday night Preview Performance

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Sawbuck Sunday, all available seats just $10 at the door starting 2 hours prior to performance

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Talk Back: “While We’re on the Subject” post-show discussion (following the matinee performance)

Creative Team

Andrea Daly • Music and Story

Andrea Daly • Music and Story

Andrea is a composer, songwriter and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her multi-genre output covers pop, soul, classical, and musical theatre. Andrea holds a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music, and is the 2016 recipient of The ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Arlen Musical Theater Award. She is an alumna of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project workshop in Chicago (2012), the Goodspeed Musicals Writers’ Colony in Connecticut (2014), the NAMT Festival of New Musicals (2015), the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in L.A. (2016) and the ASCAP Workshop in New York (2016), with mentors and panelists including Stephen Schwartz, Dick Scanlon, Irene Mecchi, Craig Carnelia, Andrew Lippa, and Lari White. Andrea received a PhD in Composition from Stony Brook University in New York, where she was awarded the university’s prestigious Graduate Council Fellowship, the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Ackerman Prize in Music. She received her B.A. in Music from Kenyon College in Ohio, along with the David B. Perry Prize in Music, and her department’s Highest Honors. A Michigan native, Andrea has lived and taught elementary school in southern France, and backpacked or traveled in Turkey, China, Fiji, Peru, Denmark, Japan, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, Honduras, Belize, England, Spain, Mexico, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, St. Maarten, the Czech Republic, and Ireland - which is where her family is from, which is why she can’t tan. www.AndreaDalyMusic.com

Jeff Bienstock • Words and Story

Jeff Bienstock • Words and Story

Jeff is a lyricist, bookwriter, and composer who was born in Los Angeles and raised in nearby Santa Monica. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College, Jeff travelled east to earn a Masters in Composition from NYU Steinhardt in 2008. His first full-length musical, The Morning After/The Night Before, was produced in the 2010 NYC Fringe Festival and enjoyed a sold-out run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, also winning a Best-of-Fest Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. In 2011, Jeff received a Sloan Foundation Grant to co-create The Bone Wars, an original musical that premiered at The Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2012. That same year, Jeff was invited to participate in the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University, where he met future collaborator Andrea Daly. “Dorks, Drunks, and Dinosaurs: The Songs of Jeff Bienstock,” a showcase for Jeff’s talents, was presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in 2013. Since 2015, Jeff’s book and lyrics for Legendale have been featured everywhere from New World Stages in New York City, to Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, Connecticut, to the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills, California. Jeff is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He currently lives in Brooklyn and would be hard pressed to leave.
www.jbienstock.com

John Simpkins • Director/Choreographer

John Simpkins • Director/Choreographer

Bio to come.

Scot Woolley+ • Music Director/Conductor

Scot Woolley+ • Music Director/Conductor

Bio to come.