Double Bill: After The Rain & Cowboy Tempest Cabaret

This Double Bill presentation is a staged reading of excerpts from After the Rain & Cowboy Tempest Cabaret. Both shows are currently in development and this showcase will not contain any production elements or staging.

Co-Commissioned and Co-Developed by The Musical Stage Company and Tarragon Theatre

Book by Rose Napoli
Music & Lyrics by Suzy Wilde

Suzie Evans Stone is a struggling composer who sings backup in her parent’s band but pays her bills by secretly teaching piano lessons. Her life takes an unforeseen turn when she accepts a new terminally ill adult student only interested in mastering Erik Satie’s “Gymnopedie No.1”. After the Rain is a transcendent theatrical experience, based on a true story, that unflinchingly embraces life’s complexities and healing power of music.


Book by Niall McNeil, Lucy McNulty & Anton Lipovetsky,
Music by Anton Lipovetsky
Lyrics by Niall McNeil

Guns and magic. Love and hurt. When gunslinger Prospero conjures a storm in the desert, he begins a chain of events that forces every cowboy and spirit into a fight for freedom. Created by an artist with Down Syndrome and his longtime collaborators, Cowboy Tempest Cabaret is a totally lawless adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest musicalized in the styles of rock, folk and country & western music.

thursday / may 23


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saturday / may 25


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Co-Commissioned and Co-Developed by The Musical Stage Company and Tarragon Theatre.

After the Rain was originally developed with support from Tarragon Theatre, later co-commissioned by Tarragon Theatre and The Musical Stage Company with additional funding from the Bulmash-Siegel Foundation and the Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals. 

The Musical Stage Company and fu-GEN Theatre Company

COWBOY TEMPEST CABARET is Commissioned and Developed by The Musical Stage Company

Sustaining Creative Support

New Works Development Sponsor

Canadian Festival of New Musicals Leading Light

Andrew Gillespie

Additional Development Support

Lucy White

Commissioned with funding from the Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals.

Cowboy Tempest Cabaret Access Supporter

National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Impact & Exploration Fund

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