Musical Monday Night PlayGround

Tonight’s Monday Night PlayGround at Berkeley Rep is an evening of short musical theater, with special musical guest J. Raoul Brody. We were given a workshop on songwriting, a topic of FISH OUT OF WATER, and about four days to write a ten-minute play featuring one two-minute song. (Lyrics by the writers; music by Brody.)

The top six were selected and will be staged tonight. If I’m reading between the lines of the PlayGround writers listserv correctly, I think one may feature a singing shark. At least, I hope at least one features a singing fish of some sort:

  • Above Water by Adam Chanzit
  • Breathless by Mandy Hodge Rizvi
  • Back to Earth by Evelyn Jean Pine
  • Back In by Martha Soukup
  • The Origin of the Species Showtune by Tom Swift
  • A Lovely Day by Malachy Walsh

PlayGround, in residence at Berkeley Rep, 2025 Addison St, Berkeley, tonight. Tickets at