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Emma's boyfriend breaks up with her on Facebook!
Imagine how you would feel…
Emma is devastated! So, her BFFs decide to help her navigate through the crazy world of online dating.
But, what if … You’re socially awkward? Makes it a bit more challenging doesn’t it?
CONNECTED is not only a musical comedy, but also a multi-media experience in which you will feel a shift of being digitally connected to that of being emotionally connected with the characters. As one theater professional put it; “Clever as hell! Love the multimedia connection with the audience!”
This is the latest from composer, lyricist and librettist Rick Williams. He has had two other musicals produced, one Off-Off Broadway and the other Off-Westend.
Connected the musical might be described as “They’re Playing Our Song” meets “She Loves Me.” It is a fast-moving witty journey exploring the true nature of human connection and its importance in our lives with or without a device. It is easily producible with a single unit set, and a cast of 10.
I would be happy to send you the libretto and sample recordings (or a link). In the meantime, you can also learn more by visiting www.connectedthemusical.com
The ideal cast size for Connected would be about 13, The principal characters consist of 3 women and 4 men. Ensemble consists of 3 men and 3 women. Connected has 2 acts and runs approximately 120 minutes.
|EMMA||High School English teacher, poised, confident and bossy. Is obsessed with proper grammar. Devastated by her recent break-up.|
Recovering from a tragic break-up 3-years ago-- he loses himself in writing a graphic novel and some blogging.
|MOLLY||Witty and wild friend of Emma… Always looking for “action!”|
|DIANE||Friend of Emma. She is the grown-up of the group, but has a list making quirk.|
|ALEX||AKA the "Love Doctor!" Oliver's roommate with a touch of OCD!|
|MAX||On the edge of finally "coming out."|
|STEVE||Charismatic con man, street smart, and an online predator!|
ENSEMBLE 3 Men/3 Women
Music is arranged for piano and vocals... score available in .pdf, .sib, .musx, .xml and MP3.
Multimedia concept will use an opt-in option during ticket purchase. Periodically, the audience will experience the sharing of some texts and other files to their smart devices (cell phone, tablet, etc.) from the cast that coordinate with the story and current action on stage. The thought is to have more outgoing SMS during Act 1, and then gradually diminish as the audience begins to connect with each character. The hope is, by the time we are in Act 2-- there will be no more text messages and the audiene will probably not notice as their connectivity is transferred from a digital modality to a human connection.
It is recognized that an audience with their devices on, may prove to be too great of a distraction. However, leveraging multimedia in this manner, could very well help redefine the nature of traditional theatre.