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Jeff and Hunter (Robert Carrasco and Ross Martineau), 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 and Heidi (Jennifer Downs and Jessika Montoya) and Nina (Nina Saraos) 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. 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row layout=”normal” margintop=”0″ marginbottom=”10″ paddingtop=”0″ paddingbottom=”0″ bg_color=”#fff”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”2976″ img_link_target=”pretty_photo” img_size=”606×459″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row layout=”normal” margintop=”10″ marginbottom=”10″ paddingtop=”10″ paddingbottom=”10″ bg_color=”#f3f3f3″][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]
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“terrific. a kick-ass time” — New York Daily News
“sly, sassy, inspired” — Entertainment Weekly
“wise, warm, irresistible” — NY Sun
“a genuine treat” — Star Ledger
“immensely likeable” — The New Yorker
“bottomless reservoir of fun” — Amazon.com
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