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January 31, 2020

"The beauty is in the clever delivery. First, there’s the obvious: it’s an opera... But it’s paired with a freshness that’s not captured strictly in the genre or the storyline. It’s the foresight to have a human personifying student loan debt, or a mysterious stain, or a forlorn couch. It’s unexpected. And it’s fucking hilarious."

#ADULTING Produced in Seattle

January 30, 2020

The Lowbrow Opera Collective returns to 18th & Union with the revival of the wildly-successful farce on growing up, #adulting! 

July 11, 2019

The Ballerina Kitties, fresh from their off-Broadway debut as the writers of #ADULTING: a millennial opera, present an evening of extremely serious musical performance art. There will be arias. There will be poop jokes. There will be wild gays in their natural habitat: the stage. We write all our own music, and we do all our own stunts*.

*This show does not feature stunts, just gays.

April 07, 2019

#Adulting features a score by John Ervin Brooks and a libretto by Natalie Elder, with additional libretto and music by Stefan Melnyk and Austin Nuckols.

January 25, 2019

Popsical Festival: Original Pop Culture Musicals, is the inaugural festival focusing on pop-culture fixtures from the past and current topography by four emerging musical theatre creators and composers. Each Sunday night 2 plays will perform one in each act. 

New Voices Project 2018 Winners Announced

March 01, 2018

The teams chosen to participate this year are:

  • Charlie Oh (book and lyrics) and Ross Baum (music)

  • Monica Hannush (book and lyrics) and Julian Drucker (music and lyrics)

  • Natalie Stewart Elder (lyrics and book) and John Ervin Brooks (music and book)

The public can see a selection of works from the New Voices Project as part of the GOT MUSICAL concert, currently scheduled to take place Sunday, May 6.

June 11, 2017

This year's "Ridiculously Talented" was produced by Rebecca Weiss and featured songs by: Wes Braver, Emily Chiu, Lily Dwoskin, Natalie Elder, Jacob Fjeidheim, Jesse Gage, Benji Goldsmith, Rebecca Hart, David Lancelle, Stefan Melnyk, Paulie Pecorella, Megan Peterson, Jack Schlesinger, Alex Syiek, Lauren Taslitz, Patrick Thompson and Danny Ursetti. 

April 11, 2015

"A twenty-year wait for the rights to the international phenomenon that is Boublil And Schönberg’s Les Misérables pays off at long last for Musical Theatre West in an absolutely spectacular big-stage, big-cast, big-budget production that gives Broadway a run for its money..."

May 28, 2014

Smartest Zombie at Harvard; Bryon Richards (book); Natalie Elder (lyrics); Marc Macalintal (music)

The cast ... is: Noel Britton, Sara Gonzales, Jeffrey Landman, and Kevin Yee. The musicals will be directed by Joshua Finkel, and music directed by Ron Barnett. As a special added bonus this season, we will also be giving a glimpse into the Core Curriculum process by having the cast sing samples of the assignments that have been written during the course of year.

April 19, 2013

BEMIDJI
Book, Music & Lyrics by Mary Liz McNamara
A young woman moves to New York and is horrified to discover that everyone from her hometown has moved to New York, too. With Michelle Ditto, Natalie Elder, Maria Hargrove, Marlena Mack, Monica Mandapat, Grant Markin, Marisa Moosekian, Eric Parmer, Melanie Pyle

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