Yale School Of Music student Christopher Cerrone ’09 MM is among the writers and composers who will take part in the first Yale Institute For Music Theatre, June 7-21, 2009.
The Yale Institute for Music Theatre – Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer – announces the three original music theatre works to receive two-week workshops in New Haven this June. The works are:
Cancer? the musical, with music, book, and lyrics by Sam Wessels;
Invisible Cities, with score and libretto by Christopher Cerrone (’09 MM); and
POP!, with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs.
Cancer? the musical
Music, Book, and Lyrics by Sam Wessels
About to graduate from college, intrepid Sam had a lot in front of him. He had an acting career to start, musicals to produce, and the mysteries of adulthood waiting to uncover. Then for a graduation gift, he got leukemia. Cancer? the musical is an ingenious, funny, heartfelt, and unsentimental depiction of Sam’s roller-coaster ride through the first dizzying nine months of his diagnosis and treatment—and how the cure ended up transforming his life long after the cancer itself was gone.