It is the hottest summer in human history and, in a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate. In response, twenty-something Charlie has taken to her couch with only her beloved possessions: peanut butter, Wolf Blitzer and Herschel, the fish. Her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all attempt to persuade her to leave her apartment and enjoy life. However, as Charlie‘s memories take over, more complicated reasons for her self-inflicted hibernation emerge as she confronts her deferred dreams and considers the possibility of life and love just outside her door.
Filled with Blaemire‘s (Glory Days) trademark quirky style and reminiscent of past Signature contemporary musicals [title of show] and The Last Five Years, Soon‘s youthful humor, energy and wit deliver a searing and sardonic commentary on what to do with the time you have left.
Praise for Glory Days
Fresh and vivacious …a beaming source of musical energy. The Washington Post
This show uses theatrical haze and strobe lights and contains mild use of adult language and themes.
Soon is produced in association with Tricia Small.
New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by The Reva & David Logan Foundation.
Soon is sponsored in part by Rick Kasten.
A blend of sophistication and something that feels handmade not remotely formulaic or mechanical.
“Wholly original, daring, and seeks to advance our understanding of what we know musical theatre to be.
“Moments of side-splitting laughter.”
“Under the assured, skillful touch of Director Matthew Gardiner, Signature Theatre has delivered a smart, engaging, delightfully personal-sized production of Soon , a new musical by Nick Blaemire”
“Deliciously modern and totally relevant.”
“Highly recommended…a new musical with depth, complexity and heart, Soon has landed on stage at just the right time.”
“Absolutely hilarious, witty and intelligent.
“Jessica Hershberg is simply wonderful.”
Book, Music & Lyrics
Orchestrations & Arrangements
John Keith Hall
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