By Helen Edmundson
Based on the novel by Jamila Gavin
With Music by Adrian Sutton
Presented through special arrangement with Nick Hern Books, UK
by Jo Ann M. Cimato
Technical Direction - David Brune
Music Supervisor - Lilli Wosk
Music Director - Stan Krifka
Choreographer - Kirsta Jansen
December 17, 2015 at 7:00
December 18, 2015 at 4:00
December 19, 2015 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
"A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatized from the Whitbread Award-winning novel set in 18th-century England.
In 18th-century Gloucestershire, the evil Otis Gardner preys on unmarried mothers, promising to take their babies (and their money) to Thomas Coram's hospital for foundling children. Instead, he buries the babies and pockets the loot.
But Otis's downfall is set in train when his half-witted son Meshak falls in love with a young girl, Melissa, and rescues the unwanted son she has had with a disgraced aristocrat. The child is brought up in Coram's hospital, and proves to have inherited the startling musical gifts of his father - gifts that ultimately bring about his father's redemption and a heartbreaking family reunion." from Nick Hern Books
- "Coram Boy As History" From Jamila Gavin - The Novelist's Website
- "Don’t Trust Your Ears: This Play Is Not a Musical" by Robert Simonson for The New York Times
- "Coram Boy by Jason Robert Brown": YES that Jason Robert Brown, and I couldn't agree with his comments more!
- Coram Boy Production History from StageWorks UK - Hop around this whole page, it is infinitely helpful