Last-minute: Musical theater w/ award-winning Yale librettist – 7:30pm, Sun 8/18

Got plans Sunday evening? Scrap ’em! Have we got a last-minute deal for you…

You’re cordially invited to a truly special event that any lover of musical theater cannot miss:

What: Original musical theater performance and Q&A with award-winning librettist Sam Carner (BR ’01)
When: This Sunday 8/18 at 7:30pm
Where: Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Ave (unfortunate address), Seattle WA 98122
How much: Free! Donations encouraged.

Join us for this workshop reading of “Island Song,” written by the internationally acclaimed Sam Carner and composed by Derek Gregor. Part of the Balagan New Works Summer Series, “Island Song” revolves around five New Yorkers caught in a twisted love affair… with their city.

After the performance, Sam and his collaborators will stay for a Q&A session, perfect for aspiring actors/writers/producers or anyone interested in learning more about how the theater world works. Normally, tickets are first-come-first-served for non-members of the Balagan, but advance reservations are now available to YaleSeattle members. (Note: content may not be suitable for young children.)

For details and to register (free), visit

About Sam

Sam Carner graduated from Yale in 2001 and went on to teach college seminars in Musical Theater History and Analysis in the spring of 2005 and the fall of 2007. He and composer Derek Gregor wrote the award-winning musical UNLOCK’D (based on Alexander Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock”), which just had its Off-Broadway premiere in NYC this summer. Their musical ISLAND SONG has already been workshopped and sung in concert around the world. In addition to Sam’s semester-long teaching engagements, he has lectured routinely at Yale on various musical-theater-related topics. He also wrote two 100th anniversary songs for Yale’s Elizabethan Club, both of which are published in the club’s history.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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