Weston Playhouse Theatre Company continues its reimagined 2020 season with the debut of Songs for Today, a series of bite-sized musical tracks in the spirit of classic Playhouse shows. The project is the second in a recently launched new-works initiative, Weston Writers.
Songs for Today invites Weston's family of musical theater writers to talk to us in song about the stories they want to tell today.
“Composers who have previously been at Weston will create and record original music that captures this unprecedented moment when all are invited to care and connect in new, unique ways,” according to a news release.
These songs will premiere free on Weston's social media channels weekly beginning Aug. 27.
Featured musical theater writers and writing teams include Joe Iconis, Jenny Giering and Sean Berry, Adam Guettel, Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary, Tidtaya Sinutoke and Isabella Dawis, and Adam Gwon and Kirsten Childs.
“Weston has a long and rich history of supporting the work of America's leading musical theater writers,” said Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert. “With Songs for Today, we recognize the healing power of song and theater; even in this moment when we cannot gather in person, listening to music can bring us closer together.”