Book, Music and Lyrics by Keith Harrison & Laura Nicole Harrison

A Textistential Musical

Inspired by The Unicode® Standard, this electric ensemble piece explores the interconnected lives of emojis inside a smartphone, whose existence becomes increasingly complicated after a software update. Emojiland is a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.
Running Time: 110 minutes
The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row
Keith Harrison

Keith Harrison (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Keith Harrison is a multi-talented creative artist with experience on hundreds of projects in the music, television, film, theatre, and live events industries. He has served as composer/music supervisor for the Emmy Awards, was an original cast member of the Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet, and has collaborated with diverse and acclaimed talents such as Ariana Grande, Martin Sheen, Heather Headley, Jason Alexander, Ana Gasteyer, and Jessie Mueller. He has been musical arranger for American Idol, house pianist for Access Hollywood, and has contributed work to productions for most major Hollywood studios including Netflix, Disney, NBCUniversal, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Lifetime and more. Keith has performed and music directed at Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, Children’s Theatre Company and many others. He holds a B.M. in Music Direction & Conducting and a Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University, and has taught at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the Theatre of Arts in Hollywood. Learn more at www.keithharrison.tv.

Laura Nicole Harrison

Laura Nicole Harrison (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Chicago native Laura Nicole Harrison has been singing, dancing, and acting professionally since the age of 10. Her acting credits include Showtime's Masters of Sex, Weeds, YouTubeRed's Sing It!, multiple award-winning indie films, and major roles at theaters such as Geffen, Goodman, Center Theatre Group, Goodspeed, Long Wharf, Court Theatre, and Victory Gardens. She just closed the twice-extended Ovation-recommended hit world premiere play The Art Couple at Sacred Fools Theater Company in Los Angeles, and next month will perform in the Burglars of Hamm’s NY Times hit Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Laura’s dance, voice, choreography and performance capture work has been featured in video games, commercials, music videos, and live shows. Some notable collaborators include Jason Alexander, Bob Odenkirk, Chazz Palminteri, Keith David, The Killers, Square Enix, NOFX, Mary Zimmerman, and Donald Margulies. She co-created and starred in the improvised web series Crystal’s Balls for Funny Or Die, for which she received an LA WebFest “Outstanding Lead Actress” nomination. Laura graduated from Northwestern University, where she met her husband and partner in rhyme, Keith Harrison. Learn more at www.lauranicoleharrison.com.