With a cast of student talent, faculty composer/lyricist Michael Wartofsky presents a read-through of scenes and songs from four original musicals he is cowriting: Cupcake, Running Back, Donny Appleseed, and Car Talk: The Musical. The latter two are cowritten and directed by Wesley Savick. Full productions of Cupcake and Car Talk will be presented in May and June at Club Cafe and Central Square Theater, respectively.
A staged reading of Running Back, Act II, music and lyrics by professor Michael Wartofsky, book and lyrics by award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley. A dramatic comedy for four African-American actors about a football legend at the top of his game who shocks the world by proposing marriage to his boyfriend on national television.
The third annual Curtain Up concert will feature songs by the winners of this year's Curtain Up Musical Theater Songwriting Contest, arranged and orchestrated by students in Musical Theater Arranging and Orchestration class. An entertaining revue of new material written and performed by the Broadway talent of tomorrow. Directed by faculty members Michael Wartofsky and Jeri Sykes.
The Berklee Musical Theater Club is proud to present Jonathan Larson's hit musical Rent to the Berklee community. Rent tells the story of a year in the life of a diverse group of friends and artists who are struggling to live in New York. It is a story of hopes and dreams, of friendship and of loss amid the chaos of AIDS in their community. This Tony Award–winning musical and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama continues to rock its way into the hearts of audiences of all ages.
The musical is mounted by Berklee's Musical Theater Club.
Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.
$8, $13 in advance (discount applied at checkout); $12, $17 day of show, reserved seating
A diverse cast of faculty, students, and special guests perform the theatrical songs of faculty member Michael Wartofsky, composer and sometime lyricist, whose musical theater collaborations include Car Talk: The Musical!, Cupcake: The Musical!, Running Back, The River Is Me, The Navigator, Friendship of the Sea, The Man in My Head, The Troubled Land, and The Big Cigar.