APRIL 18 Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, HERE Arts Center: Grandma Kim vs. America
Grandma Kim has had enough of her Americanized family’s wasteful, french-fry eating, individualist American habits. Her granddaughter, Mary, is ten years old now and believes that she has outgrown her grandmother’s care. Grandma Kim battles the dominant culture to save her relationship with her granddaughter. Book by Jiyoung Kim & Claire Tran. Music by Jiyoung Kim. Lyrics by Claire Tran.
DEC 2 Laurie Beechman Theatre: I'm Not Single, I'm Dating New York:
The holiday season can be tough for singles. Christmas parties, family dinners, the constant questions about if/who/why-aren't-you are dating someone. Big Thunder presents DATING NEW YORK, a concert cabaret of fresh pop and beautiful contemporary jazz music by new composers about the love (and hate) for dating in NYC, sung by an intoxicating array of NYC's hottest Singles. I Push Up my Glasses, lyrics by Claire Tran, music by Nikko Benson, will be a part of this irrestistable lineup.
Grandma Kim vs. America -
HERE Arts Center
Downtown Urban Theatre Festival
I'm Not Single, I'm Dating New York -
Laurie Beechman Theatre
Freilich & Benson Split the Keys Cabaret -
New York Musical Theatre Festival
I Push Up my Glasses, lyrics by Claire Tran, music by Nikko Benson, will be presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival: Freilich & Benson Split the Keys Cabaret. It will be a wild night of wizards, relatives, gingerbread men, and other unlikely protagonists. Up-and-coming composers Josh Freilich and Nikko Benson share an evening of new, irreverent tunes fresh from the inaugural All-Star Songwriters series as seen at William Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company. Featuring Amanda Savan, Mary Kate Morrissey, Sammi Kramer and more!
JULY 14 Mercury Summer Stock:
Brently, lyrics by Claire Tran, music by Landon Braverman, will be presented in the Mercury Summer Stock, Five Fingers Open, Two Fingers Crossed Cabaret. The event will feature songs from new, bound-for-Broadway musicals written by up-and-coming composers and lyricists from all over the globe, including Mercury Summer Stock’s own Dan Marshall and Aliyana Stewart. This concert production will feature over a dozen of Mercury’s favorite singers, all of whom are committed to using their uniquely talented voices to bring new work to the area of Cleveland.
MAY 22 54 Below Broadway's Night Club:
Making this Door a Table, words by Claire Tran, music by Shane Parks will be performed at this late night cabaret comprised of original songs by emerging writers from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's class cycle 22, with proceeds benefitting Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP).
Five Fingers Open, Two Fingers Crossed -
Mercury Summer Stock
22 @ 54-
Broadway's Night Club