THE COMMUTERS

THE COMMUTERS or A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT THE PORT AUTHORITY

Book by Gil Varod, Music by Caleb Damschroder,

Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

One Act, Musical Comedy, Appropriate for all ages

Small Cast: 3m, 2f

Running Time: 35 minutes

When an arrogant, recently-sacked MTA executive tries to find his bus to HoHoKus, New Jersey after midnight, his life becomes exactly the sort of horror story you'd expect to take place in New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal as the plaster "Commuters" statue comes to life to deliver a horrible warning... When it comes to New York City transit, you better behave, or better be brave!​ The Commuters... is a good old-fashioned, New York-minded, transit-obsessed musical comedy!

ABOUT THE SHOW

Artwork by Christopher Michaels

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Lizzie Miller as Helen in the 2016 production of The Commuters...; her performance earned her the award for Best Actress at the Strawberry Theatre Festival.

The Commuters... was originally written as a 20 minute musical for the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts' and Lincoln Center's Across A Crowded Room musical theatre writing workshop in the summer of 2015, playing to uproarious laughter and high praise from a panel of theatrical luminaries.

In 2016, The Commuters or A Cautionary Tale About The Port Authority was presented by Calendar Boys Productions as a one-act musical in the Strawberry Theatre Festival in New York City.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

The Commuters...  was nominated across the board in every award category at the 2016 Strawberry Theatre Festival including Best Musical, Best Actor, and Best Costumes. The show won the awards for Best Actress (Lizzie Miller as Helen) and Best Director (Christopher Michaels).

SELECTED SONGS

MUSICAL NUMBERS:

"Prologue"

"HoHoKus"

"Welcome to the Line"

"Finally Going Home"

"Animals"

"Welcome to the Line (Reprise)"

"Epilogue"

Joe Chisholm as Ernie and Christopher Michaels as Terry in the first reading of The Commuters... at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in NYC.

PHOTOS FROM NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

The cast of Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Anthony Castellanos in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Adam Breaux in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Lizzie Miller, Jo Walker, and Raul Andres in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Anthony Castellanos and Adam Breaux in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Lizzie Miller, Jo Walker, and Raul Andres in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Raul Andres in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Lizzie Miller in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Jo Walker and Raul Andres in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Lizzie Miller and Adam Breaux in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Anthony Castellanos in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016
THE COMMUTERS - World Premiere 2016

Jo Walker, Raul Andres, and Adam Breaux in Calendar Boys Productions' The Commuters. Directed by Christopher Michaels. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE COMMUTERS...-Lincoln Center 2015
THE COMMUTERS...-Lincoln Center 2015

Kit Goldstein Grant, Becca Schneider, Mike Malone, Sarah Hutchinson, Joe Chisholm, Christopher Michaels, and Gil Varod perform the inaugural reading of The Commuters at Lincoln Center. Directed by Gil Varod. Music Direction by Caleb Damschroder.

THE COMMUTERS...-Lincoln Center 2015
THE COMMUTERS...-Lincoln Center 2015

Becca Schneider, Mike Malone, Sarah Hutchinson, Joe Chisholm, Christopher Michaels, and Gil Varod perform the inaugural reading of The Commuters at Lincoln Center. Directed by Gil Varod. Music Direction by Caleb

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