UNEXPECTED JOY - A NEW MUSICAL
April 24 - May 27, 2018
Book and Lyrics by BILL RUSSELL
Music by JANET HOOD
Directed by AMY ANDERS CORCORAN
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND - Through May 27, 2018!
In Association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu
Listen to this cover of "When Will I Have My Own" by Youtube hit singer Brielle Von Hugel!
Celebrating Women Seven Shows A Week!
The York Theatre Company continues its 2017/18 Season with the New York Premiere of the rousing new musical UNEXPECTED JOY, with book and lyrics by Tony nominated Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens).
Family. Love. Understanding. Unexpected Joy is the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions and a week together where change is in the air. In modern day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her conservative daughter and her rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, the sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams and goals.
Unexpected Joy tackles tolerance, family ties, and the battles we fight to create our own identity. This new musical is a heartfelt and hilarious story that weaves folk-rock, pop, and blues in uniting a family that hasn’t experienced true joy together for decades.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS MOM'S NIGHT AT UNEXPECTED JOY!
Unexpected Joy celebrates mothers of all ages. Come to any Friday night performance of Unexpected Joy and enjoy our specialty cocktail on us (non-alcoholic beverages available for the “expecting” mothers and those under 21).