The Burnt Part Boys

2010
03.26


THE BURNT PART BOYS click here to listen

Book: Mariana Elder, Music: Chris Miller, Lyrics: Nathan Tysen

2011 Lucille Lortel Award Nominee for Best New Musical

2006 American Theatre Critics New Play Award Finalist

Live dramatic performance rights for “The Burnt Part Boys” are represented exclusively by Music Theatre International (MTI)

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Synopsis:

Rural West Virginia, 1962.  Fourteen year-old Pete’s fighting to claim his past.  His older brother Jake’s hoping to forge a future.  With an eclectic band of friends teetering on the brink of adulthood, they’ve embarked on a life-altering journey to the coalmine that took their father’s life. With its soaring, elegiac bluegrass and pop-inspired score, this inspirational new musical finds both the streaks of light and the heart of darkness within us all.

Production History:

The Burnt Part Boys ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons from April 30th to June 13th, 2010.  The show was produced in conjunction with the Vineyard Theatre.   Joe Calarco provided direction and musical staging.  Music direction by Vadim Feichtner, set by Brian Prather, costumes by Elizabeth Flauto, lighting by Chris Lee, and Sound design by Lindsay Jones.

 

Cast:

Pete……………Al Calderon

Jake……………Charlie Brady

Dusty…………..Noah Galvin

Chet……………Andrew Durand

Frances………..Molly Ranson

Dad……………..Michael Park

Miner Taylor……Asa Somers

Miner Boggs……Randy Redd

Roy Tinns………Steve French

Musical Numbers:

  1. God’s Eyes
  2. Eight Hours
  3. Man I Never Knew/Houston’s Call to Arms
  4. The Burnt Part
  5. Sunrise
  6. Davy Crockett
  7. Good Morning Gun
  8. Little Toy Compass
  9. Climbing Song I
  10. Bowie’s Lament
  11. Balancing
  12. Dusty Plays the Saw
  13. Family Tree
  14. Climbing Song II
  15. Disappear
  16. Countdown
  17. I Made That
  18. Finale

Developmental History:

New York Stage & Film

Vineyard Theatre

Theatreworks Palo Alto

Barrington Stage Company

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program

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