The Songs of Small Town Story: A Musical About a Musical That Rocked a Community
August 14, 2018
Hailed as “a work of explosive power,” Small Town Story explores how two families in a North Texas town deal with a community controversy over a high school production of Rent. Combining modern Broadway pop and country roots, the exhilarating songs will be performed by the acclaimed cast of American Theater Group’s recent World Premiere production at SOPAC. Experience all the feels and laughs of this timely yet timeless story about the power of theatre, the generational divide, and the potential of young people to change the world.
Book & Lyrics by Sammy Buck
Music & Lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn
Conceived by Joe Barros, Laura Brandel, Sammy Buck, Karen Marshall, Reed Prescott, Sam Willmott
Originally commissioned and developed by New York Theatre Barn
World Premiere Produced by American Theater Group, Producing Artistic Director James Vagias
Small Town Story was presented at Village Theatre’s 2013 Festival of New Musicals in Issaquah, Washington
Finalist, Richard Rodgers Award
Thursday Farrar (Aida)
Stacey Todd Holt (Something Rotten!)
Joanna Young (Drowsy Chaperone)
Photos by Lianne Schoenwiesner, Spotlights Photography
A very timely show that portrays the divisions in our country and thoughtfully addresses them.
A work of explosive power… with likeable but flawed characters dealing with the kind of familial and identity problems that anyone can relate to.