Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
Obie award winning musical, [title of show] debuts in Chattanooga under the direction of Blake Harris, Senior theater student of UTC Department of Theatre and Speech.
[title of show] is in current production in theaters from Las Vegas to Australia, according to the musical’s official website.
The Signature Theater wrote about this new creative work:
[title of show] is a witty new musical written by two struggling writers about two struggling writers writing a witty new musical.
Originally presented at the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival, it is a musical about some wacky friends putting together a show to be presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Faced with the festival’s submission deadline, Jeff and Hunter can’t decide what to write about. With friends Susan and Heidi (and Larry on the piano), they come up with a solution – write about what to write about.
Are you dizzy yet?
[title of show] is a love letter to musical theater – a zany can’t-miss for those who know Broadway… or want to know Broadway… or just want to get a glimpse into the creative process of putting together a show for Broadway!
Here are the details from the press release for [title of show]:
Sept. 10, 11, 12
UTC Drama. The season opens with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell. Directed by UTC student Blake Harris. Sept. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m. Presented in the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre on the Studio Stage. Tickets for all performances cost $10 for students with ID, and $12 for the general public and are available at the UTC Fine Arts Center Box Office. Call 425-4269 for reservations. Fine Arts Center is located on the corner of Palmetto and Vine Streets in Chattanooga. Free parking is available in the university lots nearby.
Blake Harris also directs for Leap of Faith Productions in Chattanooga. He last directed “110 in the Shade” over the summer. He reports that “Leap of Faith” productions is unique in that they cast everyone who auditions for each of their two productions per year. The goal is to include everyone in the experience. Read the TFP press release for “110 in the Shade” here.
Listen to the Story with Director, Blake Harris: