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Ordiinary Days by Adam Gwon


   music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

When Deb loses her most precious possession--the notes to her graduate thesis--she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view. [2M, 2F; no intermission]

More show info here!

License a production of Ordinary Days from R&H Theatricals.

The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno and Adam Gwon   THE BOY DETECTIVE FAILS

   book by Joe Meno
   music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

   based on the novel by Joe Meno

After a childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, faces a mystery he can't comprehend: the shocking death of his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline. Ten years later, 30-year-old Billy returns to his hometown determined to solve the mystery and right old wrongs--but what he discovers instead is a world full of unimaginable strangeness, beauty, and love. [6M, 4F; one intermission]

The Boy Detective Fails was written with support from the American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.

The Boy Detective Fails made its world premiere at Signature Theatre in fall 2011.

Cloudlands by Adam Gwon and Octavio Solis   CLOUDLANDS

   book and lyrics by Octavio Solis
   music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

Monica's head is in the clouds most of the time--she takes photos of them and pastes them in a book, trying to capture them before they're gone. But when she discovers her mother in a tryst with a stranger, her entire life begins to feel as ephemeral and unreliable as a cloud. She decides to investigate the mystery of her mother's secret life and the man at its center--but the deeper she goes, the more lost Monica becomes in the labyrinth of her own heart. A new musical drama about desire and its transgressions. [3M, 2F; one intermission]

Cloudlands was written with support from South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA.

Cloudlands made its world premiere at South Coast Repertory in spring 2012.

String by Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon   STRING

   book by Sarah Hammond
   music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

A workaholic Greek god gets tangled up with a security guard in the basement of the tallest building in the world. One mistake leads to another - a lost pair of scissors, a kiss, a stolen string - and soon Atropos is breaking her own rules to offer forever to an ordinary man. Can the fabric of the universe stand a flaw? An original musical about the three Fates in the modern city. [4M, 6F (flex); one intermission]

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon   BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR

   book and lyrics by Julia Jordan
   music by Adam Gwon

   adapted from the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s the summer of 1912, and the teenagers of St. Paul, MN are abuzz with the arrival of Bernice Harvey – the cousin of Marjorie, the most popular girl in town. When Bernice turns out to be a dud, Marjorie makes it her mission to transform Bernice into a modern woman worthy of the Harvey name. But when Bernice’s newfound popularity begins to rival Marjorie’s – and wins the attention of St. Paul’s #1 bachelor, Warren McIntyre – jazz and jealousy turn the world upside-down as Marjorie vows delicious revenge. [6M, 7F; no intermission]


Some Place Like Home by Adam Gwon


   book, music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

Joanie's in New York and on the search for the perfect apartment. As she scours the city with nothing but chutzpah and some devilish Craigslist ads as her guide, it becomes clear that messy kitchens and sketchy roommates aren't the only thing Joanie's running from. A 15-minute musical that races uptown and downtown (and to Ohio) trying to find what it is we call "home." [5M, 8F (flex); no intermission]

Preface by Adam Gwon


   book, music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

Alex is a preface away from having his first book published when he's struck with a sudden inspiration: to marry his longtime boyfriend and get to thank his husband in his new book. But with an editor breathing down his neck and a boyfriend who's less receptive than he'd hoped, Alex finds himself lost for words in this 10-minute musical about what it means to get married today. [2M, 1F; no intermission]

Following by Adam Gwon


   music and lyrics by Adam Gwon
   story and lyrics by Justin Warner

The neighborhood's changing, and no one is as they seem: especially to Carla and the stranger who's following her home in the dead of night. A 10-minute musical thrill ride through the streets where we live. [1M, 1F; no intermission]

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