COLLEGE The Musical (2008)
They sing. They dance. They sometimes go to class.
by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen
Endless parties. Skipping classes. Drunken hook-ups. And…um…finding yourself? COLLEGE: The Musical offers a tuneful take on modern campus life – celebrating the ridiculousness and pure fun of dorm living and reflecting on the growing up that somehow goes on amid the insanity.
Approximate Running Time: 1:30; no intermission
Drew Fornarola — is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied Political Science and Music. In September 2005, while still in college, he became the youngest member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, where he continues to work as both a composer and lyricist. His musicals include COLLEGE: The Musical (Hippodrome State Theatre; developmental workshops at Pace University, University at Buffalo, and Princeton); VOTE (for Me!): A Musical Debate, commissioned by producer Robyn Goodman (Avenue Q , In the Heights); Diptych (Prospect Theater Company), and Letters from a Lost Doll (BMI Workshop). From 2003 — 2006 he contributed 21 songs and worked on 3 libretti for the Princeton Triangle Club which received performances across the country, including at the 2006 NY Fringe Festival. Drew is also an active composer of concert music. www.drewfornarola.com .
Scott Elmegreen — is a recent graduate from Princeton University (B.A. in Music and Creative Writing), where he studied composition under Paul Lansky and writing under Joyce Carol Oates. Scott's musicals include COLLEGE: The Musical (Hippodrome State Theatre; developmental workshops at Pace University, University at Buffalo, and Princeton), and VOTE (for Me!): A Musical Debate, commissioned by producer Robyn Goodman (Avenue Q, In the Heights). Scott is a founding member and the Resident Composer of the New York theater company, The American Story Project. His work with them has included composition, sound design, and dramaturgy for Tone Clusters (Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland), We Can't Reach You, Hartford, (Bedlam Theatre; Wings Theater, NYC; Wesleyan University), Daguerreotype (Abingdon Theatre, NYC), and the four-part series, What I Took in My Hand (Ontological Theater, NYC; Brick Theater, NYC).
RECENT OFF BROADWAY: INNER VOICES: SOLO SONGS (Zipper), SPAIN (MCC), ELECTION DAY (Second Stage. REGIONAL: Barrington Stage, Goodspeed, Hangar, O'Neill, Village. Theatreworks USA: CURIOUS GEORGE (writer/director), and PAUL REVERE. FESTIVALS: Fringe, NYMF, SPF. Jeremy is an Artistic Associate at Second Stage, and was the Artistic Director of adobe theatre company for 13 years, for which he has written and/or directed over twenty plays. Jeremy's plays include NOTIONS IN MOTION, THE HANDLESS MAIDEN, BLINK OF AN EYE, SUPERPOWERS, ORPHEUS & EURYDICE (all adobe)and EIGHT DAYS (BACKWARDS) (Vineyard). He lives in Maplewood with his wife Beth and daughters Clea and Quinn. www.jeremydobrish.com
Mark is currently the Associate Conductor of Avenue Q on Broadway. Other B'way: 1776 (Roundabout), Miss Saigon. off-B'way/Regional: Working (Asolo Rep, upcoming Old Globe), Pippin (Goodspeed, Nat'l Tour), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Old Globe), The Fantasticks (Sullivan St. and Orbach Theaters), Joy (dir. Ben Rimalower), Avenue Q (Vineyard), The Baker's Wife (Goodspeed, dir. Gordon Greenberg), Pippin (Goodspeed, dir. Gabriel Barre, also Nat'l Tour). Irish Rep: Take Me Along, Gaslight aka Angel Street, After The Ball (dir. Tony Walton), Finian's Rainbow (also Westport), The Streets of New York, The Hostage, The Irish (also Nat'l Tour). York Theater: The Lady in Penthouse B (dir. Pam Hunt), The Baker's Wife (dir. Gordon Greenberg), Bajour (dir. Stuart Ross), Greenwillow (dir. Michael Montel), NEO I. Concerts: B'way on B'way 2007 (in Times Square), Rags (20th Anniversary), Pippin (w/ Rosie O' Donnell, Ben Vereen), Children of Eden (NYC premiere). Mark is the recipient of two MAC Awards and the Backstage Bistro Award for Music Direction. Proud member of AFM and Actors' Equity.
Boo is a choreographer, playwright, and actress living in New York City. She is a founder of CollaborationTown, A Theatre Company. Recently, she choreographed SPEECH AND DEBATE (The Roundabout Theatre Company), TOWNVILLE (LaMaMa, Etc.), and BIG RIVER (The Olney Theatre Center). Her plays include THEY'RE JUST LIKE US (L.A. premiere at Theatre of Note, NY premiere with CollaborationTown, publication by The New York Theatre Experience), TRUE LOVE WAITS (L.A. Theatre of Note, NY Blue Coyote Theatre Group), and PULLING TEETH (Blue Coyote). Boo and/or work has appeared at The Roundabout Theatre Co., LaMaMa Etc., The Huntington, The Village Theatre, The Olney Theatre Center, and Boston Playwright's Theatre. Boo received a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Featured Actress, Three NYIT nominations for playwriting and acting, New York Fringe Festival Award of Excellence, The Bette Davis Foundation Award (Boston University), and was an Artist in Residence at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center.
World premiere productions of "13", IT'S ONLY LIFE, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, PARADE, LOVEMUSIK, 3HREE, HOLLYWOOD ARMS, BOUNCE, CHITA RIVERA: THE DANCER'S LIFE, ADRIFT IN MACAO, HARLEM SONG, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and RAGTIME. Also: DIE MOMMIE DIE!, SHOW BOAT, CANDIDE, SWEENEY TODD, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, PIPPIN,
THE THOMASHEVSKYS, and THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Member, Casting Society of America.
is excited to work on her first show in NYMF. She has worked for Theatreworks/USA, Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, and American Girl Theatre (Chicago and New York). She interned at The Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She is a graduate of DePaul University and a proud Midwesterner.
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