A new musical centered on the life of a teenager returning to a small Kansas town following a year-long absence from home, featuring a score from composer John Kander.
From the producers: Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.
Composer John Kander is known for his longtime collaboration with the late lyricist Fred Ebb, with whom he wrote "Cabaret," "Chicago, "and many other musicals. Ebb died in 2004 and Kander has spent most of the last decade completing shows they were working on, including "Curtains," "The Visit" and "The Scottsboro Boys," all of which were produced on Broadway. Here's a musical preview from the production's 2015 run at Washington D.C.'s Signature Theatre:
"Kid Victory" featires Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, a veteran of Kander’s musicals. She is joined on stage by Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Brandon Flynn, Daniel Jenkins, Blake Zolfo, Laura Darrell and Jeffry Denman.
What's The Vineyard? Somehow, this theatre has managed to accomplish what most theatres of its scale only dream of - balancing an older, wealthy subscriber base with genuinely quirky, enjoyable, and adventuresome artistic agenda. Rarely spectacular but usually interesting, the shows tend to focus on the writing. For the most part, it's unpretentious, skilled, and fun stuff. More here.