Home Theatre Productions’ inaugural show, [title of show] (music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell) took place at Mainline Theatre September 12-15. With two out of four performances sold out, and positive audience feedback, it was a great start to Home Theatre’s journey!
Check out our great review from Montreal Theatre Hub here!
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights.
With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives.
[title of show] —taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]— follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.
[title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre – a uniquely American art form – and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.