Current Projects

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The Tarot Card Play

 

Directed, Conceived, and Written by Andrew Coopman

In Development with Strawdog Theatre, Chicago, IL

Workshop Reading in October 2022

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. 

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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Rodgers & Hammersteins

Cinderalla

 

Direction by Desdemona Chiang

Associate Direction by 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! 

...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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Snapshots

A Musical Scrapbook

 

By Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Andrew Coopman

Runway Theatre, Grapevine, TX

March 24 - April 9, 2023

Facing an empty nest with even emptier hearts, childhood sweethearts Sue and Dan can’t see a way forward in their marriage until their younger selves, through a lifetime of photos stored away in the attic, remind the couple of their love story, tattered by time. Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz plays with his well-known melodies (and a few lyrics!) from Wicked, Pippin, & Godspell to tell a new story; one of moments squandered and savored, memories ruined and revived…a lifetime lived in snapshots.