Songs for a New Now

Composers... now it is your turn!


In December, we showcased local playwright talent with our first annual Innovative Theatre Challenge.  Now it is time to turn our focus to the music! 

After reviewing the submitted songs, we have decided to frame the performance as a composer showcase.  The virtual performance will include performances from our cast as well as video clips about each of the composers.  Theatre in the Park is excited to showcase more than 15 composers through 12 songs... plus a few surprise additions.  The selected songs offer a wide variety of themes – from humor to love songs to thought provoking ballads. 

Selected songs will be sung by local talent in a music review on the indoor Theatre in the Park stage at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center starting in mid April 2021. 

Where are we in the process?

The cast and song selections are announced!  The direction team is preparing for rehearsals to begin soon.

Process and Important Dates:

Late March 2021: Rehearsals begin
Sunday, April 11, 2021: Tech week begins
Friday, April 16, 2021: Virtual Opening night


Congratulations to our cast!

Maddox Bane
Kameron Cole
Darcie Hingula
Hewleek McCoy


Song Selections (in alphabetical order by title)

Always Friends - Carla Hanson
Anna's Lament - Clay Cartwright
Dear Dad: I Need You to Kill (from Letters of Independence - 1) - Robin Anderson
Dear Joe: I Can Go Places (from Letters of Independence - 2) - Robin Anderson
Dear Mom: I Open Jars (from Letters of Independence - 3) - Robin Anderson
Dreamin' - Darcie Hingula
I'll Say a Prayer for You - William Burgweger
Lost Cause - Olivia Loepp
My Forbidden - Meg Phillips Crespy, Meredith Shaw
Raindrops - Matthew Edwards
When I'm Not Thinking of You - Aaron Michael Fink
Wide World - David Hill, Brent Challacombe, Sarah Hill, Chris McCoy, Maribeth Sorrell