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Welcome to Ridgington

Music by Luke Steinhauer, Book & Lyrics by Jordan Silver

The perfect town of Ridgington, everyone follows a strict regimen of routines, rituals, and traditions. Today is Cleansing Day, the only time when each family has the right to tell each other the truth that's been pent up all year. Every other day, they must smile and nod, just as they do in public to hold their lives and families together.

Drama

Overview

Cast Size

2m, 2f

Duration

10 Mins Approx.

Setting

Present day. The town of Ridgington is the most successful, rapidly growing commune in North America

Subgenre

Themes

Parenting/Family, Relationships, Marriage

Target Audience

Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult

Style

Instrumentation

Piano/Vocal, Guitar, Percussion

Cautions

Mild Language

Synopsis

 

Casting Information

  • PATRICK, a suit and tie middle-aged dad.

  • KAREN, a middle-aged "Stepford" housewife.

  • BEN, the son and older brother.

  • HAILEY, the daughter and younger sister.

Songs

00:00 / 01:04
00:00 / 01:04
00:00 / 01:04
00:00 / 01:04
 

Media

 

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Production History

  • 2018 - Welcome to Ridgington premiered in Theatre Now New York’s SOUND BITES 5.0 Festival at the Signature Theatre directed by Andrew Rasmussen.

Author Bios

JORDAN SILVER is a NYC based playwright / lyricist. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2016 in BFA Musical Theatre. Since graduating, he’s had multiple developmental readings of his full- length play, Nobody Gives a $#!T About You (and the power that comes with knowing it), produced by Dan Stone (Dear Evan Hansen, H2$, Catch Me if You Can, etc…) and directed by David Perlow. This past summer, Nobody Gives was presented at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre. In addition to playwriting, which he studies at Primary Stages, Jordan is also a lyricist / book writer. Jordan presented Welcome to Ridgington at Signature Theatre’s (NY) Soundbites Festival. In 2018, Jordan was invited to attend the ASCAP musical theatre workshop in LA. He’s collaborated with composers, Alexander Sage Oyen (Dramatist Guild Fellow), Chris Urquiaga, Greg Good, Luke Steinhauer, and Jake Landau. You can also hear Jordan Silver’s original music available on iTunes and Spotify.

LUKE STEINHAUER is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a composer, actor, and vocal coach based in New York City. He recently made his 54 below debut with Jordan Silver in “The Songs of Silver & Stein” and his compositions have been performed at Signature Theatre, The Green Room 42, and various stages across the country. Selected acting credits include: The Muny, Theatre Aspen, Music Theatre Wichita, Pittsburgh CLO, Unquowa Rep, Theatre by the Sea, Casa Manana, and Pittsburgh Public Theater. Luke is a graduate of The University of Michigan Musical Theatre Program, a proud member of Actors Equity, and an Estill Master Trainer. Luke is a YoungArts Winner in Musical Theater and attended Stagedoor Manor for several years.