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Savannah, GA Theater
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Mary Beth Hoots & Evan Goetz produce & star in this beautifully haunting musical of best friends, passions, & time.

Savannah, GA Theater
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Welcome to our Kickstarter! We hope you enjoyed the clip above! Please browse below to learn about the show and the challenges we might face to fully produce our thesis project. 

We hope that you consider contributing to our project. Thank you for your support and kindness during this process. We cannot do it without you. 

Time Between Us: A Musical Snapshot

Music: Brett Schrier
Book & Lyrics: Tess Barker & Brett Schrier
 

Fresh out of art school, best friends Matthew and Morgan begin 'real life' with the shared dream of having it all. But is it really possible to build the perfect career and the ideal personal life? Across the span of thirty years, irresistable opportunities and heart-wrenching decisions bring each of the friends towards achieving half or their dream - and force them to leave the other half behind. A beautifully haunting portrait of best friends, passions, and time.

***A fully realized staged musical***

Performances are April 5th & 6th at 8pm at the Mondanaro Theatre (217 Martin Luther King Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401). Admission is free.

ABOUT THE CAST & PRODUCTION TEAM:

Mary Beth Hoots (Morgan) is a second-year MFA candidate in Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Since coming to SCAD, Mary Beth has been seen as the Doctor in Before it Hits Home, a graduate thesis show, and as an ensemble member in the main stage production of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. Before coming to graduate school, she had the pleasure of portraying Suzette in Don't Dress for Dinner and Miss Scarlett in Clue the Musical.  She was also seen in an original musical called Moses Cone  as well as Golf: The Musical at Blowing Rock Stage Company. Mary Beth graduated from Appalachian State University in 2008 with a degree in Performance. She is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to co-star in this beautiful musical for her thesis project. 

Evan Goetz (Matthew) is a second-year MFA candidate in Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He has worked with theatrical organizations such as Serenbe Playhouse, SCAD, Limestone College, Gaffney Little Theatre, and Carolina Actors Studio Theatre. This past summer he had the privilege of working with the writers of Time Between Us at Serenbe Playhouse. Favorite roles include: Paul in Barefoot in the Park, Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, Ernst in Spring Awakening, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, and Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. T.V. credits include: Dave Chappelle Show on Comedy Central and Southern Fried Stings on TruTV. Directing credits include: Rome Is Where The Heart Is, The Women of Troy, and Cinderella. Evan has also received two Kennedy Center (Irene Ryan) nominations for his roles in Barefoot in the Park and Beauty and the Beast. Evan received his BA from Limestone College in South Carolina. While at Limestone College, Evan founded the Limestone College Fine Arts Camp. He was also box office manger and publicity liaison for the department. At SCAD, Evan had the opportunity to participate in the workshop of a Broadway aimed musical But I'm A Cheerleader. Evan is super-excited to be working with such amazing artists!    www.evangoetz.weebly.com

Alexander Nathan (Director) is a second-year MFA candidate in Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design. As a professional actor, director, producer, and writer, he has traveled around the world for the last 10 years, performing and creating works for many different genres of theatre. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, he worked as the Assistant to James Ivory and the late Ismail Merchant of Merchant Ivory Productions, and then as the Coordinator of Arts and Events for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC, where he directed and produced events seen by thousands in multiple venues at the world's largest cathedral. He has served on the boards of Theatre Under the Stars and 4th Wall Theatre Company in New Jersey, and is the founding Artistic Director of ShakeSquare Savannah. Some favorite directing credits include the Central Florida premiere of "Legally Blonde: The Musical," "Smokey Joe's Cafe," "Little Shop of Horrors," Michael John LaChiusa's "Break & Eulogy for Mister Hamm," Sam Shephard's "Savage/Love & Tongues," and Warren Leight's "Side Man." He wishes the best of luck to Evan and Mary Beth, who are the heart and soul of this project: the time between US has been far too short, but will go on for a long long time after SCAD.

Justin L. Addington (Music Director) serves as Director of Music and Worship for Skidaway Island United Methodist Church in Savannah, GA. Justin is active in community and professional theatre, and has served as Musical Director and/or played piano for shows such as Guys and Dolls, Cats, My Fair Lady, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, and Cabaret. He received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and graduated with honors from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Sacred Music from Concordia University. 

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

TIME BETWEEN US won "Critic's Pick" at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. In 2012, a successful Regional Premiere Production opened to rave reviews at Serenbe Playhouse. 

To read about writer Brett Schrier, or for media clips from previous productions, visit www.brettschrier.com.

REVIEWS:

"One of the most cutting edge pieces of musical theatre this decade!"
"A well-observed and poignant portrait of a changing friendship." - Backstage

"Brett Schrier's music is fresh and evocative of character."- Backstage

"A thought-provoking and heart-tugging journey of two friends." - Atlanta Theater Fans

"Brett Schrier's score [is] sophisticated...[it] employs a modern musical effect that evokes Jason Robert Brown and even Jonathan Larson. The musical result [is] beautiful but raw, refined but real...a downright lovely experience!" - Theatre Is Easy

"One of the best new works to grace an Atlanta stage!" - Atlanta Theater Fans

***The funds raised through this online campaign are solely for the purposes of this educational production, and have no connection to other productions of Time Between Us.***

Risks and challenges

We have to put a lot of attention into the details to bring the touching realism of these "snapshots" to life onstage. The show is intimate and we want to stay true to the nature of the piece. However, in order to create simplicity, we must work hard to make sure the execution of this work is beautiful and not thrown together.

The show requires many props to create the realness of the scenes, many of which are not reusable from one performance to the other. Including everything from gum to a laundry basket, the props add up to over 50 items per show and that doesn't include the dress rehearsals!

We will also be working with projected imagery, which requires the use of costly electronic equipment. These projections will define the scene locations within the show.

Another challenge is that the set requires a swing set on stage! We must find a practical and cost effective way to hang the swings and secure them for use during the show.

The production team is very excited about this production. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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