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40 IS THE NEW 15
Book and lyrics by Larry Todd Johnson, music by Cindy O'Connor
Five 40 year-olds look back to when they were 15 ...looking forward to being 40 ... If they knew then what they know now ... would they make the same choices?
CAST SIZE: 3 men; 2 women
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SET: Abstract; multiple locations (classroom, therapy office; hospital, etc.)
GENRE: Contemporary Drama/Comedy
ORCHESTRA: Orchestrated for piano, bass, drums, guitar
ANMT SUPPORT:ANMT supported 40 Is the New 15 from the very first stages of development through the Full Length Curriculum; followed by a concert reading at the Colony Theatre (2008), a developmental production at the Secret Rose Theatre (2009), and a full production at the NoHo Arts Center (2010) - all produced by ANMT.
"tuneful, clever songs, (and) engrossing storyline,"
"sweetly entertaining," and "something to sing about."
"Whether you are 40 or 15 or whatever, this is a highly recommended, amusing, enlightening musical..."
"L.A. theatergoers in search of that rare entity--an original new musical that works--have one in 40 Is The New 15."
"Johnson and O'Connor's characters are immensely appealing and their situations speak to us all, regardless of whether your specific circumstances are the same or not. Without a doubt, you will find yourself here. The songs are fresh and memorable, with haunting melodies and hysterical lyrics"
HISTORY: This show was developed as part of the ANMT Full Length Curriculum program in the 2007-08 season, was a STAGES 2008 Finalist, was part of the 2007-08 ANMT Concert Reading Series, and received a developmental production at the Secret Rose Theatre in the summer of 2009 (GLAAD Media Award Nomination), selected by Stephen Schwartz for the 2010 Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, and received a world premiere production at the NoHo Arts Center in the summer of 2010. (For a more detailed history, click the HISTORY menu option above.)
WHAT'S NEXT: The show is currently available for licensing.