“Moonbox Productions, an enterprising young local company, is doing its own exploring as director-set designer Allison Olivia Choat takes a very fresh approach to hero Gordon Schwinn’s medical and creative odysseys at the Boston Center for the Arts.”
“The cast of ten is bursting with new talent …It’s hard to single out one performance because there’s not a weak link in the ensemble…. As Gordon says, “Heart and music make a song” and those Moonbox folks know how to sing it.”
“Choat’s work at the interface of direction and design ranks among the most imaginative I’ve seen locally”
“In [the] rich firmament [of Boston theaters], Moonbox Productions shines brightly. It is live theater with all of its glories and challenges. This show is worth seeing and feeling and experiencing. I left the theater humming ‘I Feel So Much Spring’!”
A musical based on the actual life experience of composer William Finn. This engaging and fast-paced musical by the author of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee recounts the life-changing experience of fictional composer, Gordon Schwinn. Barely enduring a frustrating job working on a children’s TV show, Gordon suffers a sudden life-threatening brain disorder which sends him into emergency surgery. The tumultuous, comical and surreal ordeal that engulfs Gordon and those closest to him — his mother, partner and publicist — teaches everyone, especially Gordon, something profound about what is truly important in life, and in love.
IRNE AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Best Actor Musical: Tom Shoemaker