Posted 6 a.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021

The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts will present the musical “Songs for a New World” by Jason Robert Brown, May 1-7.

‘Songs for a New World’ takes the online stage

The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts will present the musical “Songs for a New World” by Jason Robert Brown. The contemporary collection of songs examines life, love and choices made. 

It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice...or take a stand...or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World.  

The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown, transports the audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue. There theatregoers meet a startling array of characters who range from a young man determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams — and a soulless marriage. 

Tickets are $6 for UWL students; $16 for other students and senior citizens; and $18 for others. Tickets go on sale online Monday, April 19 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts. This is a streamed performance only; no live audiences will be allowed due to COVID-19. 

IF YOU ATTEND VIRTUALLY: 

WHO:  UWL Department of Theatre Arts 

WHAT:  “Songs for a New World,” music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown  

WHERE: Streamed performance only

WHEN: May 1-7 

COST: $6 for UWL students; $16 for other students and senior citizens; $18 for others. Tickets may be purchased online beginning Monday, April 19, at: www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts


CAST: Erik Berg, Adam Bloom, Alexis Cimoch, Lauren Dochnahl, Nina Fredrickson, Jake Gesteland, Lauren Hanson, Emma Henry, Nick Holland-Hayes, Ryan Hustedt, Delaney Scudella, Leah Williams 

PRODUCTION TEAM:  Mary Leonard (Director), Kathryn Moran (Musical Director), Sydney Smith (Stage Manager), Joe Anderson (Costume Designer), Megan Morey (Technical Director/Scenic Designer), Sarah Herkert (Lighting Designer), Emily Ludewig (Sound Engineer), and Nathan Literski (Sound Designer).