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March 13

May 4, 2014

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by John Weidman
directed by Gary Griffin

Michael Mahler

Music Director

Michael Mahler returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he was the music director for Shrek The Musical and where his family musical How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, written with Alan Schmuckler, premiered in 2007 (also featured in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 2009 Festival of New Musicals). Mr. Mahler is the Jeff Award-winning composer/lyricist of HeroKnute Rockne: All-American, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, among others. His songs have been performed in concerts and showcases around the globe, including the MAC/ASCAP songwriter showcase and an evening at the Kennedy Center. He is currently working with Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg on new lyrics for the West End revival of Miss Saigon. Previous music directing credits include: Mary Poppins, My One and Only, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, Joseph (Jeff Award nomination), Bowery Boys (Marriott Theatre); The Music Man (Paramount Theatre); and Hot Mikado (Jeff Award nomination, Drury Lane Theatre). www.michaelmahler.com  

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