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Ordinary Days

2008 Festival

Matt Toronto

Jared Gertner, Adam Jacobs, Kate Shindle and Kate Wetherhead

Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 2
Total Cast Size: 4
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When Deb loses her most precious possession—the notes to her graduate thesis—she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view.

Development History

Ordinary Days received its world premiere at Pennsylvania Centre Stage in summer 2008, and will receive its UK premiere at the Finborough Theatre in London in fall 2008. Ordinary Days was selected for the 2008 ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop, curated by Stephen Schwartz, and was previously workshopped at the Penn State New Musicals Festival and New York Theatre Barn. Ordinary Days was written during a fellowship at the Dramatists Guild, under the mentorship of Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Craig Carnelia.

Festival Successes

Adirondack Theatre Festival (NY), Roundabout Theatre Company (NY), The Human Race Theatre Company (OH), South Coast Rep (CA), and numerous additional regional productions. Full productions in London, Sydney and Vienna.New York cast recording on Ghostlight Records. Licensed by R&H Theatricals.