Redhouse is presenting its first ever New Works Festival! This is an extraordinary opportunity to have your play or musical receive a 2 week developmental workshop at the acclaimed Red House Arts Center in downtown Syracuse; one of the premier theatre facilities in Central New York. Led by Artistic Director, Hunter Foster, the creative team at Redhouse will choose 1 play and 1 musical for their developmental series. Here is your chance for your work to be cultivated in a creative setting so it can reach its ultimate potential.
Jane Hughes lives in a future world where all is bland and colorless, and every act and emotion is controlled by the state. It’s only when she puts on her secret “Red Dress” that she is lifted out of her grim ordinary life and her world explodes with color and beauty. Is it the Red Dress that holds this magic, or is it something deep inside her? Jane’s new-found power gives her strength and confidence, but also brings danger for her and the important people in her life, as she’s caught in the middle of a rebellion against the Leader, and must make a choice between security and liberty, between society and conscience, between duty and love. How much will you sacrifice to be free?
The Girl in the Red Dress is free and open to the public but requires registration. Please reserve your seats below. Donations are accepted and appreciated!
Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Roberts | Book by Catherine Filloux and John Daggett | Additional Lyrics by John Daggett | Directed by Hannah Ryan | Choreography by Charlie Sutton | Musical Direction by Abel Searor
Jimmy Roberts, composer of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Off Broadway’s second-longest running musical, invites you to a Workshop Performance of his new show.
Joan Wilkes must sell The Big Dipper Inn, her offbeat and debt-ridden motel in Buffalo, known for its singing hostess and rich family history. Her son is set to go to a pricey university, and she needs the cash. But when a blizzard maroons a group of Amish folks and a busload of male cross-dressers (“The Girls from Syracuse”) on her doorstep, everyone in The Big Dipper finds their hopes and dreams transformed. Inspired by a true event, All Dressed Up blends humor and a powerful musical score to tell a moving story about overcoming differences and the strength in diversity.
All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go is free and open to the public but requires registration. Please reserve your seats below. Donations are accepted and appreciated!