Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill
Playing November 23rd – December 2nd at the Canadian Music Centre in BC
The Story of My Life is a musical with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, and a book by Brian Hill and will be told concert style with minimal props, sets, or lighting.
Nominated for four 2009 Drama Desk Awards – Outstanding Musical, Book, Music and Lyrics – The Story Of My Life is a Broadway rarity: an intimate musical that candidly explores the simplicity of human need and the complexity of emotions under which it lies buried. Composer-lyricist Neil Bartram and librettist Brian Hill have created an authentic and affecting work, told through a series of songs – in turn playful, touching and dramatic. The Story Of My Life inspires us to reconnect with those who were part of the earliest chapters of our own life stories.
The Story Of My Life follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin’s eulogy while recounting the many turns their lives have taken since meeting as children. Alvin searches through the manuscripts and stories in Thomas’ mind to lead him on a journey of remembrance. Through music and song, these two friends recount their adventures, explore their past dissonance, and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship…love.
Chris Adams* as Alvin Kelby
Erik Gow* as Thomas Weaver
Directed by Stephen Aberle*
Music Directed by Wendy Bross Stuart
Associate Producer: Sarah Harrison
Graphic Designer: Michael McCray
Social Media: Ryan Nunez
Wendy Bross Stuart – Piano
Kevin Woo – Clarinet
Dávid Szigeti – Cello
Produced by The Snapshots Collective, sponsored by WRS Productions and Famous Artists Limited.
*Appears with permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
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