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Stages 2009: Five New Musicals in Chicago 
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Post Stages 2009: Five New Musicals in Chicago
Playbill has the details of the musicals that will be staged in Chicago as a part of the Stages programme. Some of them look quite interesting:

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Girl Detective. Book and Lyrics by Alan Gordon. Music by Mark Sutton-Smith.... "Murder is hard. Adolescence is harder. Casey Ames, a teenager transplanted from New York City to a small town in Pennsylvania, is obsessed with becoming a detective. This musical explores the full spectrum of teenage angst."

Hunger. Book and Lyrics by Scott Guy. Music by Karlan Judd.... "This American drama reveals the true history of intrepid settlers who head west to fulfill their dreams but encounter a nightmare of challenges that test their faith, spirit and their very souls."

On the Brink Book and Lyrics by John Sparks. Music by Thomas Adams. Adapted from On Borrowed Time by Paul Osborn and Lawrence Watkins. "When an aging grandfather is confronted by Death in the form of Mr. Brink, he thwarts Mr. Brink's plans by trapping him up a tree. With Mr. Brink unable to do his duty, no one can die. Mr. Brink works through the grandfather's family and friends to try and convince the old man to free him and to restore the natural order."

Opening Day Book and Lyrics by Steve Delchamps. Music by Doug Voegtle. Based on the play Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe. "A troubled Vietnam vet living with his sister is visited by an army buddy who dredges up the memories of a mutual comrade lost in a battle they both survived. This moving drama explores the themes of guilt, forgiveness, love and how we survive our own personal histories."

Song Poems Wanted! The Musical. Book by Larry Carpenter. Music by Arthur Kaufman. Lyrics by Helen Bates and Larry Carpenter and others. "Song poems are the vanity publishing side of the music recording industry. The musical features dozens of actual song poems (such as 'Aliens Stole My Dog') and tells the stories of a song poem composer and the everyday people who submit their poetry for 'consideration.'"

Is anyone going to see any of these?

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Opening Day sounds impressive

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Girl Detective kind of sounds like the movie "Brick."

I'm interested in Opening Day and Song Poems.

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Girl Detective sounds like Nancy Drew...

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