University of Findlay’s Theatre Program’s spring 2021 musical is “Ordinary Days,” a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps.
The show will be streamed virtually by UFTV through the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for a streaming fee of $10. In addition to the livestream, the Marathon Center is offering a limited number of seats for in-person audience members for $14. All tickets are General Seating and will be assigned upon entry. Patrons may only sit together in “family groups” and *COVID-19 precautions will be observed. Streaming access and tickets can be purchased online at the Marathon Center’s website or by calling 419-423-2787.
Show times for the performance are:
- Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Theatre and “Ordinary Days” Director Meriah Sage said the show “tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, and love. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life.” It is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
Music and lyrics by Adam Gwon, “Ordinary Days” includes 21 songs which tell the story of these two men and two women making simple connections. This production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
PLEASE NOTE: This show is recommended for audience members over 13 years of age for brief moments of strong language and references to death.
The show’s creative team includes:
- Meriah Sage, Director
- Brenda Hoyt-Brackman, Choreographer
- Pedro Ka’awaloa, Music
- Kathy Newell, Costume Designer
- Kordell Harr, Set Designer
- Kristin Ellert, Set Design Mentor
- Eli Garmon, Projection Designer
- Jeromy Hopgood, Projection Design Mentor
- Dustin Druckman, Lighting Designer and Technical Director
- Devon King, Props and Production Manager, Stage Manager Mentor
- AJ de Fresne, Video Supervisor
- Jared Dixon, Video Director
- Robbie Riffle, Sound Designer
- Ezra Tarlowe, Sound and Video Technician
- Stephanie Titus, Rehearsal Accompanist
- Abigail Starcher and Kate Leary, Assistant Costume Designers
- Elaine Schaffter, Stage Manager
- Avery Melroy, Stage Manager Understudy
- Sara O’Bryan and Bradyn Craft, Assistant Stage managers
The cast is comprised entirely of University of Findlay students. They include:
- Jack Yeater as Warren
- Riley Klauza as Deb
- Sam Oliver as Jason
- Kaylee Furge as Claire
- Riley Metzker as Claire Understudy
- Andrew Peatee as Jason Understudy
- Evelyn Lundbom as Deb Understudy
*COVID-19 precautions: All patrons must wear masks at all times, temperatures will be taken at the door, physical distancing guidelines will be in place, and patrons may only sit together in “family groups” (roommates, families that live together, significant others) of six people or less.