The final performance of Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! took place on Saturday, May 19th. The crowd poured in, and the room was soon filled to capacity, with every person eagerly anticipating the show. The evening began with screening a video of the auditions, filmed and edited by artist Kara Hearn, followed by the musical itself. The performance went off without a hitch - the crowd rejoiced as the cast danced, leapt, and sang across the stage; a heartwarming story about finding family and identity in the face of adversity unfolding before their eyes. The audience watched as not only the storylines of the different characters merged into one cohesive one, but also the dreams of these eight people came true, which was the driving force behind this project. The exuberance of the cast shone through and filled the room with a palpable joy. After the performance, there was a brief Q&A session with the cast and creative team, followed by a reception. In the end, the seemingly impossible project of Unnamed Broadway Musical:The Musical! was a great success.
Unnamed Broadway Musical: The Musical! kicked off last weekend with the auditions. Beginning at noon and stretching into the early evening, 17 hopefuls ranging from everyday people to professional actors gave it their all in front of camera, creative team, and audience. The performers revealed their dreams and aspirations in on-stage interviews with the creative team, and sang and danced their hearts out. Auditionees chose to audition with a variety of music including Broadway tunes, pop hits, and childhood songs. Choreographer Pia Monique Murray taught each hopeful a couple of steps, which proved to be deceptively complex, as composer Chris Berg accompanied on keyboard. During the interviews, the performers fielded questions from all of the creative team, led by director Sarah Cameron Sunde, while video artist Kara Hearn captured every moment. The creative team diligently took notes during each performance, which they compared in between auditions, and even from the back of the room the whispered debates could be heard. Though everyone was working hard, the mood in the Project Space was lighthearted - the room was filled with applause and laughter from beginning to end. When it was over, everyone left with a smile on their face from being a part of such pure expressions of talent and emotion, and excitedly anticipating the start of rehearsals.