A New Brain (Musical)
Current Season, Musical
Open date:
Book :
William Finn & James Lapine
Jeannie Markionni
Charlie Misovye
Musical Director:
Greg Owens
Original MUSIC & LYRICS:
William Finn

By the Tony-award winning authors of Falsettos, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency.  Gordon collapse into his lunch and awakes in the hospital surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor and the nurses.  Reluctantly, he had been composing music for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the spectre of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal.  What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.

Show Dates

Performance Date First Show Second Show
3/9/2018 7:30PM One show only
3/10/2018 7:30PM One show only
3/11/2018 2:00PM One show only
3/15/2018 7:30PM One show only
3/16/2018 7:30PM One show only
3/17/2018 2:00PM 7:30PM
3/18/2018 2:00PM One show only

Ticket Prices

Adults: $21.00

Seniors (Age: 65+): $20.00

Students (with Student ID): $15.00

Groups (25+): $15.00


Address: 330 W. 202 Street, Chicago Heights

Phone: 708-755-3444

Audition Info

Sunday – December, 10, 2017 – 6:00-10:00pm

Monday – December 11, 2017 – 7:00-10:00pm

Please sign up on WeJoin for allotted time.


Please prepare 32 bars of music from a contemporary musical.

Please dress comfortable, prepared to move.

Please be prepared to read from the script.

Please bring a photo of yourself that we may keep.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a community theatre, non-equity and non-pay production.



Gordon Schwinn – 28-40 – Lead – Tenor  (A lovable but sarcastic composer)

Homeless Lady (Lady Grace/Lisa) 35+ – Female Supporting – Mezzo-Soprano (a homeless lady)

Mr. Bungee – 45+ – Male Supporting – Baritone (The slightly tyrannical director/producer/star of his own children’s television show)

Rhoda – 25-40 – Female Supporting – Soprano (Gordon’s agent and best-friend)

Richard – 25-50 – Male Supporting – Baritone (A kind and compassionate nurse)

Waitress/Nancy D – 20-30 – Female Supporting – Soprano (Overbearing ditzy waitress, Nancy is a mean nurse)

Dr. Berensteiner – 40+ – Male Supporting – Baritone (An unsympathetic doctor)

Mimi Schwinn – 45+ – Female Featured – Mezzo-Soprano (Gordon’s loving yet unstable mother)

Roger-Delli-Bovi – 25-35 – Male Featured – Baritone (Gordon’s charming and affectionate boyfriend)

The Minister – Male Featured – Tenor (A somewhat clueless man of the cloth at the hospital)


QUESTIONS:  jmarkionni@dramagroup.org


Cast List
Cast details not available at this time - please check back.