August 19-September 4, 2016
Songs for a New World
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by
Adam Minton
Music Direction by Greg Smith
Choreography by Christina Masson Ronquillo

Though still quite young, composer Jason Robert Brown is behind a string of big musicals, including Parade, The Last Five Years and 13. This is your chance to see his first major work, Songs for a New World, which mixes pop, gospel, jazz and classical styles to capture the lives of its characters over the years -- from Columbus' first voyage in 1492 to the present day. Through exquisitely-crafted songs, the musical revue reflects the many changing visions of the American dream.


Domini LaRussa
Britt Boyd
Matthew Lawrence
Garrett Dill


Candace Larson
Rachel Brinn
Michael Krenning
Adam Minton

THURS August 18, 2016 (8pm PWYC Preview): STARS
FRI August 19, 2016 (8pm Opening): MOON
SAT August 20, 2016 (8pm): STARS
THURS August 25, 2016 (8pm): MOON
FRI August 26, 2016 (8pm): STARS
SAT August 27, 2016 (8pm): MOON
THURS Sept 1, 2016 (8pm): STARS
FRI Sept 2, 2016 (8pm): MOON
SAT Sept 3, 2016 (8pm): STARS
SUN Sept 4, 2016 (2pm Matinee): MOON

Rachel Brinn (Woman 2 - MOON) is overjoyed to be back at SSR for this incredibly beautiful show with such a ridiculously, intimidatingly, talented cast. Some of her favorite past roles include (but are not limited to) Scuttle in The Little Mermaid with Bainbridge Performing Arts, Mary in A Christmas Carol with SecondStory Rep, Tessa in The Gondoliers and Iolanthe in Iolanthe with the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Dragon in Shrek with the Heavier Than Air Family Theatre. A gigantic thank you to my family – I hope you know that I always heard your song and for that I am forever grateful. 

Candace Larson (Woman 1 – MOON) Favorite credits include Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife and Little Red), Big River (Mary Jane), Lend Me a Tenor (Diana), and Parade (Lucille). Candace is a medical writer at Seattle Genetics, Inc. and teaches dance at Applause Studio. Candace sends her love and thanks to her husband, Andy, for his unending support.

Adam Minton (Man 2 - MOON) Recent Seattle credits: Kevin (The Hat) The Bitter Single Guy/Gay City Arts; Joe (9 to 5 The Musical) SMT; Baker (Winner - Seattle - Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Into the Woods) Twelfth Night Productions; Pseudolus (A Funny Thing...) SMT; Baker (Into the Woods) Aurora Theatre; Jon (tick, tick… BOOM!) SecondStory Rep; Don/Al (All in the Timing) STAGEright. Special thanks to Kevin for being his biggest fan.

Michael Krenning (Man 1 – MOON)  is excited to be making his SecondStory Repertory debut! Recent credits:  Melchior in Spring Awakening - Basement Theatrics, Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte - WWU Opera, Mickey McKee in Hello! My Baby - Village Theatre: Originals, Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can - Village Theatre: Summer Independent. Michael currently attends Western Washington University earning a BA in Business Marketing. Thanks to Chris as well as his supportive family. 

Garrett Dill (Man 2 – STARS) “Find what you love and do it every day.”  Recent credits include Parade! as Britt with Sound Theatre Company, Reefer Madness as Jack and Jesus Christ Superstar as Peter at SMT.

Britt Boyd (Woman 2 – STARS) is delighted to be a part of Songs for a New World!  She frequently appears on SecondStory's mainstage, counting Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon) and Legally Blonde (Paulette) among her highlights.  Other favorite local credits include The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Seattle Musical Theatre), Mrs. Armstrong in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Seattle Public Theatre) and Martha in The Secret Garden (Kitsap Forest Theater).  She has performed locally with Village Theatre, ACT, Living Voices, Theater Schmeater and STAGEright. Cheers!

Matthew Lawrence (Man 1 – STARS) is very excited to be back with SecondStory Rep after playing Che in last season’s production of Evita. He has been seen as Annas and Vittorio Vidal in SMT's productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Sweet Charity. Other Seattle productions include 5th Avenue Theatre: Cinderella, The Music Man, and Hairspray in Concert. Village Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar and The Producers. Most recent, Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf/Lucinda) for Aurora Theatre Company as well as Choreographed Kiss of the Spider Woman for SSR. Other favorite credits include PCPA Theatrefest: Les Miserable, Bat Boy(title role) and Midsummer. Utah Festival Opera: Guys and Dolls, and Oregon Cabaret Theatre: What’s Goin on. Thanks to Lance for your love and support.

Domini LaRussa (Woman 1 - STARS) is thrilled to be working with SecondStory Repertory for the first time on such a unique show! Domini recently graduated with a degree in musical theater from the University of Northern Colorado and will be moving to New York in the fall. She has really enjoyed spending her summer working with this super cast and crew. Domini sends all her thanks and love to her amazing family for being the greatest support system she could ask for.


Adam Minton (Director) – Last season, Adam directed Alice in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol here at SecondStory Rep, and is thrilled to be back directing a dream show with such an amazing company. Other favorite directing credits: Into the Woods; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Schoolhouse Rock Live!; The Music Man; How to Succeed…; Around the World in 80 Days. BFA, Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. Thank you, Squolf, for this incredible opportunity.

Greg Smith (Music Director) is a Seattle based musician specialized in keyboard performance.  Working primarily in musical theater, jazz, early music and classical, he has most recently worked as piano-conductor/music director for Cornish College’s “The Silver Fox,” Tacoma Artist Rep’s [title of show], TNP’s “Company,” and Seattle Opera’s Bad Habits Lobby Music (for Le Comte Ory).  Smith is immensely excited to be MDing “Songs for a New World” as his first show with SSR.

Christina Masson (Stage Manager/Choreographer) is incredibly thankful for the work she gets to do in the Seattle theater community as a choreographer, stage manager & performer.  She's excited to return to SSR after recently working on Evita (Ensemble) and A Christmas Carol (SM).  She's also been involved with Seattle Musical Theatre, Leavenworth Summer Theatre, and Youth Theatre Northwest.  Love and thanks to Dan & Cody for putting up with her theater obsession!

Laurie Roberts (Costume Designer) has been designing costumes for fifteen years, and is delighted to be back working again at SSR for the 27th time. She has also designed costumes for Bellevue Youth Theatre and Youth Theatre Northwest.  Her work was last seen in last season's Barefoot In The Park.  Thanks as always to the Squolf for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful team.


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