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Thank you so much to everyone who has come out to catch See What I Wanna See. We’ve loved hearing your feedback as you ponder who is telling the truth.

One more chance to take it all in, digest, and decide for yourself…and then party with us! You get all sorts of awesome stuff to take home too. Join us if you can, you won’t regret it! And dress up if you want to do the costume contest post-show. 🙂

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This orchestra, this cast, this show….are unlike anything you’ve seen before.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, what are you waiting for? You’ll get entered into a raffle if you purchase in advance, plus they’re cheaper…but you must purchase at least a full day in advance.

Purchase by this evening if you’re coming tomorrow to save $2 per ticket. That might buy you a beer at the show!

Here’s a message from the cast on why you should come see this show…or something like that. 🙂

Don’t miss the NH Premiere of this powerhouse of a musical!

Check out this fantastic podcast from the makers of Radiolab. This recent episode is pretty awesome and explores many of the themes we’ll be exploring next week.

And while we’re at it, have you bought your tickets yet? Don’t be left behind! This is a one of a kind show that will probably have you in deep discussion by intermission!

The cast and crew of See What I Wanna See (not to mention the phenomenal musicians) have been hard at work preparing for what is most likely the most challenging show any of them have attempted.

You thought Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was innovative? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

This NH premiere, off-Broadway in 2004, re-tells three Japanese short stories exploring truth vs. fiction amidst themes of sex, murder, faith and mystery. Story #1 has a fantastic twist you will not expect. Story #2 may have you spending intermission debating the truth with your seatmates. And Story #3, exploring how we can have faith in the wake of events like 9/11, will stick with you for a long time to come.

Watch this short video, filmed and edited by BBAJ director Marc Murai, to get a glimpse of the musical and why you should see it. And once you’ve watched it, you can purchase your tickets HERE!

We don’t want to brag, but we have such a great evening cooked up for Sunday night! From a hilarious all-male number from Five Guys Named Moe, to some dynamite duets and solos that just might bring the house (or church) down, to fantastic numbers you might recognize from Falsettos and The Secret Garden, it’s going to be an amazing night. Actors from our past concerts are joined by newcomers Joel Iwaskiewicz, Elliot Owens, and Becky Rush, who made NH laugh in her performance as the Storyteller in  Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

If you haven’t had time to join us yet, the concerts is this Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the contemporary St. Peter’s Church, right next to Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, NH. It’s at 3 Peabody Row, and it’s right off exit 4 on 93. You could even go apple-picking before the show! Deb Shaw emcees an evening where you’ll learn some of the crazy history of the musicals running in 1992, while hearing some moving and just hysterically funny performances from some of the best. You can’t hear this stuff anywhere else, so please join us. Admission is a suggested donation of $10, or $5 for students, purchased at the door only. And we have a fantastic Audience Choice raffle where you decide what is performed and by who!

And while we’re at it…Tickets will be available on this website this week for our fall production, the NH Premiere of See What I Wanna See. This show will blow your mind. Scroll down for a few pics from our recent photo shoot.

Thanks for your support, and it isn’t too late to be an advertiser or producer and take that support a step further! Email us, as always, with any questions at notyourmoms@gmail.com. 

Get psyched….

Not only are we bringing you a fantastic cabaret on June 22nd, but we’re bringing the NH Premiere of See What I Wanna See to Manchester, NH Oct. 26-Nov. 2, and we want you in the cast. We need some talented actors who sing well, so if that’s you, come on down June 28-29, 2012. Visit our Auditions tab under Get Involved! to learn more, or just click Shows – See What I Wanna See.

Hope to “See” you there!

So much to share with you today! First off, an exciting fundraiser you can’t see anywhere else!

Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater presents

A Touch of Class, A Touch of Sass

An exclusive, one night only event featuring two acts of lesser-known cabaret and musical theater

Michael Gallagan, vocalist and pianist
Aimée Robidoux, vocalist
with Jamie Feinberg, pianist
Don’t miss two of the hottest up-and-coming cabaret acts in New Hampshire!
All proceeds benefit Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater
At Milly’s Tavern
500 N. Commercial St. Manchester, NH 03101   603-625-4444              Two cabaret acts of lesser-known musical theater
Doors open at 7 p.m. for dinner, appetizers or drinks
Exclusive Appetizer and Drinks specials for ticket-holders!
Full menu available, Full cash bar available during the show
The show begins at 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Advanced tickets (for reserved table seating) are $20. Tickets are $25 at the door. Only 100 seats available. Buy them HERE now!
Table seating will be reserved in the order that you purchase your tickets. If you are bringing a group and would prefer to sit together, please email us at notyourmoms@gmail.com, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
ALSO:
NYMMT is delighted to announce our fall mainstage musical! We’ll be bringing LaChiusa’s critically-acclaimed, sexy, edgy and provocative musical See What I Wanna See, which is based on three short stories by Japanese author Akutagawa including Rashomon. Visit here to see how to get involved, and mark your calendar for October 26-November 2.
AND a reminder –
May 6 is Part Two in our concert series! Hope to see you there!

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.