Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater is thrilled to present the NH premiere of the sexy, edgy and provocative musical See What I Wanna See. With music and lyrics by Michael John LaChuisa ( The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Bernarda Alba, etc.), it is based on three short stories, including the inspiration for the movie Rashomon, written by Japanese author Ryunosuke Akutagawa. The show explores themes of truth, such as how one person’s truth isn’t the same as another’s, and how a fiction can become a truth, or a truth become a fiction. Off-Broadway in 2005, the show calls for 3 men and 2 women with doubling, although the cast may be expanded. Its off-Broadway production featured Mark Kudisch, Idina Menzel, Mary Testa, Aaron Lohr and Henry Stram.

The show will be performed at Milly’s Tavern (in the back room) in Manchester, NH. Show dates are October 26-28 and Nov. 2. All roles are available, and expanding the cast (i.e. no doubling) may be considered.

What we are seeking:

Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s board is accepting applications for members of its production team for See What I Wanna See. Submissions will be accepted for the following roles:

Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, Set Designer, Lighting Designer/Operator, Sound Designer/Operator, Costume Designer, House Manager, Dramaturg

To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the production and your vision of the show, where applicable. Interviews will be scheduled as needed over the next month. The deadline for submission is May 20, 2012. More information on See What I Wanna See is available by contacting notyourmoms@gmail.com. Members of the production team have in the past been paid a percentage of any profits made – if you require guaranteed pay, please give us details of your requirements when you apply.

In addition, resumes are being solicited for the following instruments: Piano, Bass(Acoustic/Electric), Drums, Percussion, Reed 1, Reed 2. Musicians receive a stipend, plus a percentage of any profits made if the show does well.

Auditions for actors will be announced after the production team is hired. Please follow our updates here, on Facebook, on Twitter, or by emailing with the subject Subscribe to notyourmoms@gmail.com.

What the critics had to say in NYC:

“SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE is a little powerhouse of a show whose sheer intensity will knock you flat” —Wall Street Journal. “Mr. LaChiusa delivers songs that strike at the heart…the notions of truth and belief are extended to a cosmic level. “—NY Times. “SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE has all the music you’d want from Broadway—cool jazz and all-purpose pop—loaded with some of the most succinct, precise, sexually frank lyrics I’ve heard in musical theater.” —Philadelphia Inquirer. “An intelligent, adult musical that entertains and astonishes at the same time…This smoky, sexy saga enhanced by LaChiusa’s muscular, jazzy score, flecked with Japanese influences and tough, punchy lyrics, makes SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE a highly original, even innovative journey.” —Associated Press. “Sassily innovative, consistently tantalizing and insidiously memorable” —Bloomberg.com. “A typically smart work from Michael John LaChiusa, SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE is a must-see.” —Star-Ledger.

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