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Sleep


SLEEP: A one-act musical

Sleep


SLEEP: A one-act musical

 

EVEN THE SMALLEST PEOPLE HAVE BIG STORIES.

The first musical written entirely by Andrew Esquer. Karen and Matt are a young couple madly in love. Life hasn't been easy for them, though—Karen's family have never liked Matt, and an accidental pregnancy in high school complicated matters further. Now several years (and hundreds of miles) removed from the anguish caused by her family, the couple has weathered the storm and is living in relative, if tormented, contentment. Underlying tensions threaten to throw their tenuous stability into turmoil, though, when Karen's father, Don, pays them a surprise visit with urgent news—news which he will only share with Matt. SLEEP is an emotional journey that examines some of life's heaviest questions, and suggests that, despite all the little differences we have that drive us to hatred, our fundamental humanity is all we need to find love and happiness. 

SLEEP originally debuted as a 20-minute musical as part of Fresno City College's TEASERS series of student-created, student-run short plays, and was the first musical in TEASERS history. The original version, along with the six other plays performed as part of TEASERS' 2016 edition, played to full houses from May 2–4, 2016. Due to the audience response to the show (including acclaim from Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival critical respondent Jim Holmes), it is now being developed into a more fleshed-out one-act musical.

ORIGINAL CREDITS

SLEEP: A SHORT MUSICAL

Book, Music and Lyrics by ANDREW ESQUER

Directed by JOSH HANSEN

Costume Design by LAUREN BURT

Starring
ADAM ZAKARIA as Matt
SHARON BURLEY as Karen
CHRIS COLEMAN as Don

Production Coordinators CHUCK ERVEN and DEBBI ERVEN

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Blossom Trail Players


Blossom Trail Players
The Central Valley's Premier New Community Theatre Group

Blossom Trail Players


Blossom Trail Players
The Central Valley's Premier New Community Theatre Group

COMMUNITY THEATRE HAS COME TO SANGER.

From its inception in 2015 until July 2018, Andrew served on the Board of Directors of the Blossom Trail Players, Sanger, California's new community theatre group, as the Resident Director of Music and as the Interim Director of Communications from 2016–2018. The group has produced five shows so far: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in 2015, MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN in 2016, BYE BYE BIRDIE in 2017, and GUYS AND DOLLS in 2018 as mainstage productions, and AN ODE TO NEW YORK, a medley of songs celebrating the birthplace of modern musical theatre, as BTP's inaugural Junior Company production in 2018. The ten-minute medley was arranged by Andrew and also featured his own custom music.