Current Projects

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Broadway Our Way

Direction by B.J. Cleveland

Musical Direction by Kevin Gunter and Lee Harris

Musical Arrangements by Adam Wright

Choreography by Andrew Coopman

Uptown Players, Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas, TX

June 9 - 12, 2022

The Uptown Players divas return for another entertaining weekend of Broadway music with plenty of twists, laughs and surprises. The evening features many of your favorite actors from past Uptown Players seasons performing selections from Broadway shows, both past and present, all done with an Uptown Players spin! Our annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way is one weekend only and promises a night of fun, wildly entertaining musical theater.

...and then lightning struck

Written & Directed by Andrew Coopman

 Currently In Development with ARCUS Center at Kalamazoo College & Farmers Alley Theater.

Featuring Jerry Dixon as Bayard Rustin

Also featuring  Nick Dalton, Marissa Harrington, Hunter Harrington, Preston McKale, Trevor Stefanick, Dr. Quincy Thomas, Anthony Hamilton, & Gina Chimner

…and then lightning struck is inspired by the life of Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin and his relationship with Walter Naegle. Though he is famous for his pacifism, Bayard Rustin lived a life of rebellion against societal and cultural expectations. Rustin, a man ousted from the Civil Rights Movement for being gay and ignored in the LGBTQ+ community for being black, is on a journey to create a world of “Angelic Troublemakers,” and his whole world shifts when he makes eye contact with a handsome young white man from New Jersey in Times Square.

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Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans

A Salsa Fairytale

 

Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías, Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Directed & Choreographed by Andrew Coopman

KIDDSTUFF Series, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY

June 24 - 25, 2022

When Cinderella (or Cenicienta) arrives from Puerto RIco to visit her “stepsister” Rosa, she doesn’t receive the warmest welcome. Rosa is reluctant to share her friends, her language, or her awesome basketball shoes with the newcomer; will their fairy godfather be able to bring them together? A contemporary Latin-American musical about embracing differences and finding common ground. 

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

By Dave Malloy

Assistant Directed by Andrew Coopman

Hangar Theatre - Main Stage, Ithaca, NY

July 21 - 31, 2022

Transport yourself to Imperial Russia, during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Hopeful and impulsive, Natasha Rostov risks everything when she falls for the dashing Anatole. This REGIONAL PREMIERE of the STUNNING and GROUNDBREAKING NEW MUSICAL, inspired by Tolstoy’s War and Peace, captures the intoxicating highs and devastating lows of love and infatuation. Winner of two Tony Awards, The Great Comet is vibrant and thrilling, with a memorable score that includes rock, pop, soul, folk, and electronic dance music. 

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Rodgers & Hammersteins

Cinderalla

 

Direction by Desdemona Chiang

Associate Director - Andrew Coopman

Village Theatre, WA

Issaquah: November 18 - December 23, 2022

Everett: January 6 - 29, 2023

Village Theatre welcomes back the pageantry and magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein with the bona fide fairy tale Cinderella. Whether your Cinderella was Julie Andrews, Lesley Ann Warren, or Brandy—revisit your childhood wonder with the classic songs “In My Own Little Corner,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful,” and “Impossible.” Perfect for the whole family, this sumptuous production will feature the best Northwest talent, amazing gowns, and some real (and literal) Village Theatre magic! 

The Magic School Bus:

Lost in the Solar System

Remount Direction & Choreography by Andrew Coopman

 Touring from TheatreWorksUSA, New York City, NY

Dates TBD

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

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The Tarot Card Play

 

Directed, Conceived, and Written by Andrew Coopman

In Development with Strawdog Theatre, Chicago, IL

Tarot Cards have mystified people from all walks for generations. Are they the Devil's Card Deck? Are they a Mystical Tool? Or are they just a deck of cards shuffled into a random orientation and order that we try to ascribe meaning to? In The Tarot Card Play, there is a scene behind every card, but which cards will be pulled tonight? And how do they answer the question on your mind? Come back again and again to see what the cards have to say to you tonight. 

TREESON

A New Eco Musical

Music & Lyrics by G. Victoria Campbell

Book by Andrew Coopman

Arrangements by Joseph Purdue

 Currently In Development

TREESON is a new musical that explores our role in environmentalism and the future. Ash is just like any other person, she wants to make a difference in the world, but she doesn't know how. When her father, the owner of one of the largest logging companies, offers her the position to take over the company, Ash must decide what her future holds. Will she join the ranks with her father? Or will she join Tara, a local activist, in trying to save the world? TREESON is a contemporary pop musical with comedy, magic, and a question for all audience members: Will you play your part before it's too late?

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