THE NOSE

THE NOSE: A PREPOSTEROUS NEW FAMILY MUSICAL

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Based on the absurd tale of Nikolai Gogol

Full Length Musical, Family Musical, Appropriate for all ages

Small Cast: 3m, 2f

Running Time: 75 minutes

After his nose jumps off his face and masquerades around St. Petersburg as a high-ranking official, Kovalyov is sent on a crazy journey to regain his sniffer and his social position. Based on Nikolai Gogol's famous tale, The Nose entertains us with Russian-flavored music, family-friendly humor, and an eye-popping production, while featuring themes and lessons that resonate from Imperial Russia to modern-day America.  

ABOUT THE SHOW

Artwork by Christopher Michaels

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Top: The Nose costume designed by Margot Woods and Marie Jacobs. Bottom: The Nose costume designed by Courtney Butt.

The Nose premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) in August 2016.

It has since been seen at the Master Theater in Brooklyn in February 2017, the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa in Summer 2017, The Drama Factory in Cape Town, South Africa in Fall 2017, and the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa in December 2018.

Previously, a staged reading featuring Drama Desk award-winner Graham Stevens in the title role was produced on October 25, 2015, at the National Opera Center in New York, NY.

The Nose has also had developmental readings at Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playground Experiment.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Second prize in the 2015 Jackie White Memorial National Children’s Playwriting Contest.

 

Finalist for the Helen-Jean Play Contest in 2015.

The Nose was nominated for four awards for its summer production in the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) 2016 including the playwrights Award (Musicals), Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding Costume Design, and Outstanding Set Design.

Courtney Butt received the award for Outstanding Costume Design from MITF in the winter of 2016.

SELECTED SONGS

Postcard for the world premiere production of The Nose. Design by Michael Henry Grant.

PHOTOS FROM NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS

THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017
THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017

Christopher Michaels, Dakota Dutcher, Kayla Friend, Sarah Statler, and Adrian Rifat in the Master Theater production of The Nose. Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017
THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017

Dakota Dutcher in the Master Theater production of The Nose. Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017
THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017

Sarah Statler, Kayla Friend, Dakota Dutcher, and Christopher Michaels in the Master Theater production of The Nose. Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

Kovalyov Upside Down
Kovalyov Upside Down

Dakota Dutcher in the Master Theater production of The Nose. Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017
THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017

Adrian Rifat in the Master Theater production of The Nose. Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017
THE NOSE - Master Theater 2017

Dakota Dutcher in the Master Theater production of The Nose. Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017
THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017

David Wilke in the Annex Theatre production of The Nose in Grahamstown, South Africa. Directed by Margot Wood.

THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017
THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017

Hilton Andries and Simthembile Gobeni in the Annex Theatre production of The Nose in Grahamstown, South Africa. Directed by Margot Wood.

THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017
THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017

Simthembile Gobeni and Jared Ethan Blake in the Annex Theatre production of The Nose in Grahamstown, South Africa. Directed by Margot Wood.

THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017
THE NOSE - Annex Theatre 2017

Jared Ethan Blake, Marzanne Kriek, David Wilke, Simthembile Gobeni, and Hilton Andries in the Annex Theatre production of The Nose in Grahamstown, South Africa. Directed by Margot Wood.

THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere
THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere

Ron Orlovsky in the world premiere production of The Nose at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC. Directed by Lacy Reily. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere
THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere

Adrian Rifat and Ron Orlovsky in the world premiere production of The Nose at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC. Directed by Lacy Reily. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere
THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere

Loulu Luzi in the world premiere production of The Nose at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC. Directed by Lacy Reily. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere
THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere

Christopher Michaels and Adrian Rifat in the world premiere production of The Nose at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC. Directed by Lacy Reily. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere
THE NOSE - MITF 2016 World Premiere

Christopher Michaels, Loulu Luzi, Ron Orlovsky, Jo Walker, Scott Caron, and Adrian Rifat in the world premiere production of The Nose at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC. Directed by Lacy Reily. Music Direction by Matthew Bennis.

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