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Fugitive Songs

Music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Directed by Zachary L. Gray

February 11 – March 13, 2016

presented at Heartland Studio

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There are times in everyone’s lives where the everyday becomes too much and we feel the urge to escape it all by running away. Fugitive Songs is an innovative song cycle focusing on people who have given in to that desire and find themselves on the run, emotional baggage and all. These characters include a disgruntled Subway sandwich employee, a jilted ex-cheerleader, a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics, a stoner forced to rob a convenience store against his will, and many others. The award-winning writing team of Miller and Tysen blend traditional folk music with contemporary pop and gospel to create a moving portrait of restlessness in America.

  • Elissa Newcorn
  • Demi Zaino
  • Greg Foster
  • Justin Adair
  • Charlotte Morris
  • Julian Otis
  • Music Director: Jeff Poindexter
  • Asst. Director: Stephen Schellhardt
  • Scenic Designer: Tony Churchill
  • Projection Designer: Tony Churchill
  • Lighting Designer: John Jacobsen
  • Costume Designer: Emma Cullimore
  • Producer: Meg Love

Fugitive Songs Videos

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Rave reviews for Fugitive Songs:

"This is a fine showcase for these young performers... As directed by Zachary L. Gray, the six-member ensemble delivers"
Chicago Tribune

"BoHo Theatre delivers an exquisite rendition of Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's 2008 concept revue... the show is CONSTANTLY EXHILARATING... imaginative staging and nuanced, believable, emotionally intimate characterizations as well as beautiful singing."
Chicago Reader

"It’s regrettable that this cast is just passing through, because they’re INCREDIBLE... Run to see BoHo’s Fugitive Songs. It’s introspective, impressionistic and paints portraits of lives running away from themselves."
Chicagoland Musical Theatre

"A toe-tapping, tuneful 80-minute show that explores the wanderlust many of us harbor deep inside... This intimate revue is a melodic treat for the ear and a heartfelt journey for the soul."
Chicago Theatre Review

"BoHo Theatre’s production is short but sweet, thanks to excellent staging, music direction and production values... Gray’s thoughtful staging is lovingly coupled with Jeffrey Poindexter’s music direction... Fugitive Songs’ score is highly enjoyable and often powerful."
Chicago Theater Beat