THE DANGER YEAR
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Georgia Stitt
The Danger Year is a musical revue about the importance of connection. There is a cultural belief in Japan called Yakudoshi which posits that certain years of your life (corresponding to your age) are destined to bring calamity, upheaval, and rebirth. Those ages are 19, 25, 33, 37 and 42. This show follows five characters (2M, 3W) at these exact ages through transformational moments in their lives as they confront the choices they’ve made, the relationships they’ve built (or destroyed), and the connections they seek but don’t always know how to protect.
ZOE (19) is a singer/songwriter whose experience with the music business is pulling her further and further away from the music itself.
ADAM (25) works as a sound engineer at a TV station and takes care of his ailing mother. He is a former clarinetist.
JILL (33) is a yoga instructor. She and her husband MICHAEL (37) love to travel and have wanted to start a family.
MAGGIE (42) is a successful TV newscaster who has always put her career before everything else.
SHOW DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
August 2021: first production at College Light Opera Company, Falmouth, MA; Hunter Foster, director
Feb 2015: workshop at Pace New Musicals, NYC
Jan 2015: concert presentation at 54 Below, NYC; Jason Robert Brown, director
Oct 2014: concert presentation at The Garrick Theatre, London; Danielle Tarento, director
May 2014: first reading at The York Theatre, NYC; Kent Nicholson, director