BY LUDWIG VAN DISTORTION AND COCO GRAINGER
18 – 21 December 2016
Somewhere Else Today tells the story of the Bennett family on one particular day of the year – Christmas Day.
Eli and Darcy do not want to spend another Christmas with Eli’s family, or in the Southern Hemisphere for that matter! George, the adopted son, has woken up with Brandi – last night’s one-night-stand – who just won’t leave. Jan is introducing her new boyfriend, Chuck, to everyone. Phil is sick of Christmas. Dorian is hungover. The Dog struggles for power with the men. And they haven’t even opened presents yet!
With lame gifts, clashing egos, a psychedelic retelling of the history of Christmas, and the fury of a woman scorned, this is just an ordinary Christmas with the Bennett family. Despite the craziness and chaos, the fights and over indulgence, Brenda Bennett, the matriarch, just wants to keep the family together – it is after all Christmas.
Somewhere Else Today is an original comedy/drama musical written by Ludwig van Distortion and Coco Grainger. Paying homage to Phil Spector and Cole Porter, Somewhere Else Today wants to do what Mozart and Leonard Bernstein (with West Side Story) did – show a modern audience its own experiences on the stage with accessible, yet complex, music propelling the drama.
Director Coco Grainger
Musical Director Ludwig van Distortion
Set & Costume Designer Coco Grainger
Lighting Designer Michael Puckett
Production Manager/Stage Manager Jobeth Teves
Eli Joshua Collins
Darcy Sophia Campion
Brenda Claire Sives
Phil Peter Gizariotis
Jan Rebecca Power
Dorian Shane Merrigan
George James Oberg
Brandi Rebekah Reynolds
Chuck/Barry Sebastian Nelson
George the dog Myles Burgin
Bill Collins/Old Man Gary Clark
Charlotte/Old Woman Emily McKendry
Sun 18 Dec 6:30pm
Mon 19 Dec, Tue 20 Dec, Wed 21 Dec 7:30pm
Full $37 | Concession $32
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