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[title of show]

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen, Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by Courtney Woolard, Musical Direction by Braxton Kiser

September 2nd - 18th, 2016

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.


  • Matt Lyscas as Jeff
  • Laura Schoonmaker as Heidi
  • Clark Herd as Hunter
  • Jessica Magers-Rankin as Susan