Williams Street Repertory presents [title of show] at Raue Center
On July 15, WSR opens “[title of show]” —yes, that’s the title—Broadway’s surprise hit musical about 4 friends who have 3 weeks to write 1 award-winning musical! The hit musical “[title of show]” runs select days July 15 – August 6 as part of TheatreFEST at Crystal Lake’s Raue Center For The Arts.
“[title of show]” follows Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers who hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is only three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to write what they know and create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry. This musical is, above all, a love letter to musical theatre – a uniquely American art form – and to the joy of collaboration.
“I’m excited to be directing this musical trajectory of creative expression. It’s irreverent, funny, unique, and most of all, it’s about dreams coming true,” says director Regina Belt-Daniels, “And as the four characters discover, to quote Sondheim, ‘art isn’t easy!’”
“[title of show]” features the musical talents of Joel Bennett, Sarah Jordan, Billy Seger, and Amanda Flahive (WSR ensemble member) and is directed by ensemble member, Regina Belt-Daniels. “[title of show]” is produced by Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County’s only professional theatre company and opens at Raue Center For The Arts on July 15.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Founding Artistic Director: Richard Kuranda, SDC
Production Stage Manager: Caitlin I. Quinn
Producing Director: Mike Vandercook
Company Manager: Kate Wilford
Marketing Director: Melissa Thomfohrda
Marketing Manager: Michele V. Knight
Raue Center offers special seating arrangements and hearing devices for patrons with disabilities. Please call the box office at 815.356.9212 to make arrangements prior to the performance.
Raue Center Box Office | 815.356.9212 | 12 to 4p | Mon-Sat | Open Sundays on performance days 1 hour prior to performance.
About Williams Street Rep:
Williams Street Repertory is currently in its 6th Season in residence at Raue Center for the Arts. WSR is dedicated to sustaining an artistic process of innovative and emotionally charged work, telling diverse stories, and creating an in-house production company of well-respected artists. WSR was made possible through support provided by Susen Håakansson Berg and James C. Berg, the City of Crystal Lake, ComEd, McHenry County Community Foundation and Epic Repertory Theater Company. For more information please visit www.wsrep.org.
About Raue Center For The Arts:
Raue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 14 years, they have provided quality programming – striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor—Lucile Raue—Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theaters, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of theatre restoration in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for our region’s citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit www.rauecenter.org, www.facebook.com/RaueCenter and twitter.com/RaueCenter.