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Enjoy the production of ‘Songs for a New World’ TODAY and tomorrow


Caitlin Preuss

May 14, 2021

“Songs for a New World” premieres May 14-15.The Carthage Music Theatre Program presents the May Term Music Theatre Workshop production of “Songs for a New World” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. This famous song cycle written by Jason Robert Brown will be directed by Professor Thomas Novak, music directed by Professor Melissa Cardamone, and choreographed by Mijiang He M.M. ’21, adjunct faculty of music theatre. Tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Seating is limited. External guests are welcome to join us from home through our livestream

Music Theatre Workshop productions have included full-length musicals, new works, staged readings, and cabaret style performances. With the shift to May Term for the 2020-21 academic year, students in the Music Theatre Workshop have been given the opportunity to perform “Songs for a New World” by Jason Robert Brown. This famous song cycle has been performed many times all over the world, having premiered Off-Broadway in 1995. The show is a collection of songs paired together by one common theme: “the moment of decision.” Characters tell stories of romance, growing up, and letting go of the past, all through song. Audience members may recognize famous songs such as: “Just One Step,” “Stars and the Moon,” “King of the World,” and “Hear my Song.” “Songs for a New World” will feature solos, duets, trios, and group numbers. There is undoubtedly something for everyone to enjoy.

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New ticket procedures for Carthage students, faculty, and staff

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carthage Fine Arts has changed how Carthage students, faculty, and staff obtain tickets. All May Term events remain free, but tickets are now required in advance.

  • For May Term, it is encouraged to obtain your tickets online 24/7 using your Carthage credentials: Online ticket fees have been waived.
  • Tickets are also available at the Fine Arts Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, in the Straz Center.
  • At events, there will be no walk-up ticket option, will call, or cash sales. Please use the online link to get tickets.
  • Masks are required to enter the building. If you arrive without a mask, you can purchase one before entering the building for $5 via credit card.
  • Seating will be reserved to ensure social distancing. Seating is limited. Patrons with special needs should notify the Box Office when getting tickets, so the proper arrangements can be made.
  • There is no intermission or late seating for this event. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to your seat, and we will ask everyone to go to their seats immediately when they arrive.
  • For more information on event protocols, please visit