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By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, A New Brain is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a frustrated composer’s confrontation with a medical emergency. The show is in fact the composer William Finn’s autobiographical account of his own battle for life when he was afflicted with a seemingly terminal illness. Through his struggle to survive, he finds salvation in the healing power of heart and music.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 – 7:30pm
UNCG Recital Hall – Music Building
100 McIver Street Greensboro, NC 27412

Tickets: Suggested $5 donation at the door

This staged-concert performance will feature the talents of UNCG Theatre students, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible contemporary story and score come to life on stage for one-night-only.

“This quirky and intensely personal 90-minute work about Finn’s own life-and-death medical crisis is practically sung-through…A score chockablock with character-driven songs, novelty numbers, pretty ballads and unexpected, grin-inducing rhymes.”
Daily News

“Jaunty [with] moments of captivating eccentricity.”
The New York Times

Filled with beguiling, buoyant melody [and] witty and original lyrics […] The kind of musical theatre invention we have come to expect from [William Finn].”

Book by James Lapine – Music by William Finn


Gordon Michael Schwinn – Anthony Cataldo
Roger Delli-Bovi – Caleb Swindell
Mimi Schwinn – Anna Weatherwax
Rhoda – Yansa Crosby
Mr. Bungee – Forrest Wilson
Dr. Jafar Barensteiner – Tommy Crosson
Richard – Jordan Speas
Nancy D. – Tori Eure
The Minister – Quinn Grant
Homeless Lady – Danielle Hopkins
Nurse 1 – Deanna Gowland
Nurse 2 – Harley Winzenried
Nurse 3 – Stephanie Schroeder
Nurse 4 – Ryan Young

Director: Justin P. Cowan
Musical Director: Dominick Amendum

Assistant Director: Drew Norris
Assistant Musical Director: Blake Moran
Stage Manager – Christian Moser

For general information,
contact Justin Cowan at jpcowan@uncg.edu

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