Songs For A New World
Fall 2008
Songs For A New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Jenn McDonald

A new world calls across the ocean...
Bouncing around American history and cultural mythology, Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, Songs For A New World, is about exploration and change. Each number introduces a different character whose life is on the verge of some new transformation.
We meet everyone from Christopher Columbus to the frazzled wife of a millionaire threatening to leap from the ledge of their high-rise to Betsy Ross to a basketball player about to hit the big time to the not-so-jolly Mrs. Saint Nick, and learn that life is filled with changes which, whether they are simply exciting or difficult or frightening, are ultimately, deeply rewarding.