The Contemporary Songbook Project V
Evynne Hollens: Real Broadway
Fri, Apr 27 - Sat, Apr 28
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The heroes and heroines of musical theatre may seem larger than life onstage, but many of them are based on actual people. In its 5th edition, Evynne Hollens' Contemporary Songbook Project, a celebration of the new generation of songwriters working in the world of post-modern musical theatre, will highlight contemporary musicals that are inspired by real-life events.
Biographical musicals give audiences a chance to connect with real-life people, sometimes heightening the experience by letting the audience get a more intimate look at the true stories of movers, shakers and celebrities of our history, as well as some, still living now.
Contemporary Songbook Project V will feature selections from the newest & hottest Broadway shows inspired by real-life events, including popular selections from the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical as well as the currently-running Broadway award-winners Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Anastasia and the acclaimed Come From Away, following the September 11 attacks and accounting the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland.
Another highlight of the evening will be hearing music from the current blockbuster movie musical The Greatest Showman inspired by the true story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and written by Broadway's hottest songwriters, Tony and Oscar-winning La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen composers Justin Paul and Benj Pasek. Other selections throughout the evening will include music from the Tony Award-winning musicals Grey Gardens, Fun Home and Assassins, the story of the several men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. Finally, audiences will get a rare and very exciting first look at a brand new bilingual musical, based on a true story and written by Hollens and Portland singer-songwriter Anna Gilbert entitled MILAGRO.
Event Personnel
Evynne Hollens, director
Vocalists
Evynne Hollens, vocals
Shirley Andress, vocals
Adriana Ripley, vocals
Cassidy Garcia, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Dylan Stasack, vocals
Charles Cook, vocals
Peter Hollens, vocals
Musicians
Nathan Alef, piano, music director
Lizzy Donovan, cello
Andrew Mell, bass
Jack Radsliff, guitar
Yu Kiatvongcharoen, drums
Program
ACT I
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2014-present)
 On Broadway
(1963)
Words & music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann
 Beautiful
(1971)
Words & music by Carole King
 1650 Broadway Medley
(2014) Beautiful: The Carol King Musical
Come From Away (2017-present)
 Welcome To The Rock
(2017) Come From Away
Words & music by David Hein, Irene Sankoff
 38 Planes
(2017) Come From Away
Words & music by David Hein, Irene Sankoff
 Me And The Sky
(2017) Come From Away
Words & music by David Hein, Irene Sankoff
 Somewhere In The Middle Of Nowhere
(2017) Come From Away
Words & music by David Hein, Irene Sankoff
Hamilton: An American Musical
 Helpless
(2015) Hamilton: An American Musical
Words & music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
 Burn
(2015) Hamilton: An American Musical
Words & music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
 What Comes Next?
(2015) Hamilton: An American Musical
Words & music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
 History Has It's Eyes On You
(2015) Hamilton: An American Musical
Words & music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
 I Know Him
(2015) Hamilton: An American Musical
Words & music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Fun Home (2013-present)
 Ring Of Keys
(2013) Fun Home
Words by Lisa Kron - Music by Jeanine Tesori
 Days And Days
(2013) Fun Home
Words by Lisa Kron - Music by Jeanine Tesori
Assassins (2004)
 The Ballad Of Booth
(2004) Assassins
Words & music by Stephen Sondheim
 Everybody's Got The Right
(2004) Assassins
Words & music by Stephen Sondheim
Grey Gardens (2006)
 Entering Grey Gardens
(2006) Grey Gardens
Words by Michael Korie - Music by Scott Frankel
 Peas In A Pod
(2006) Grey Gardens
Words by Michael Korie - Music by Scott Frankel
 Will You
(2006) Grey Gardens
Words by Michael Korie - Music by Scott Frankel
Anastasia (1996, 2016-present)
 My Petersburg
(2016) Anastasia
Words by Lynn Ahrens - Music by Stephen Flaherty
 Once Upon A December
(1996) Anastasia
Words by Lynn Ahrens - Music by Stephen Flaherty
ACT II
Milagro (2018)
 Adriana's Theme
(2018) Milagro
Words & music by Anna Gilbert
 Call Me Young
(2018) Milagro
Words & music by Anna Gilbert
 Still Breathing
(2018) Milagro
Words & music by Anna Gilbert
 The Miracles
(2018) Milagro
Words & music by Anna Gilbert
 Que Milagro
(2018) Milagro
Words & music by Anna Gilbert
The Greatest Showman (2017)
 Come Alive
(2017) The Greatest Showman
Words & music by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek
 A Million Dreams
(2017) The Greatest Showman
Words & music by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek
 The Other Side
(2017) The Greatest Showman
Words & music by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek
 This Is Me
(2017) The Greatest Showman
Words & music by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek
 Rewrite The Stars
(2017) The Greatest Showman
Words & music by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek
 From Now On
(2017) The Greatest Showman
Words & music by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Cynthia Weil, -
Barry Mann, -
Carole King, -
David Hein, -
Irene Sankoff, -
Lisa Kron, -
Michael Korie, -
Scott Frankel, -
Anna Gilbert, -
Lynn Ahrens, -
Stephen Flaherty, -
Jerry Leiber, 1933-
Lin-Manuel Miranda, 1980-
Benj Pasek, -
Justin Paul, -
Stephen Sondheim, 1930-
Mike Stoller, 1933-
Jeanine Tesori, -
Performances
April, 2018
Fri 27, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 28, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Sat 28, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
Evynne Hollens: Real Broadway Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
B24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  12.00 
C18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
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Eugene, Oregon
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