WAY OUT THERE
Music and lyrics by ANTON LIPOVETSKY, book by SARA FARB
The father of seventeen-year-old Megan disappeared a couple of years ago and even though Megan knows he left because he sucked, some people in town, including her younger brother Jason, think he was abducted by aliens. Then one night, while trying to contact their dad, Jason disappears too, and as Megan tries to uncover what happened to him, she starts realizing that maybe her brother might have been onto something. Way Out There is an alternative rock musical set in 1990s small-town Canada about belief in the unknown and the search for belonging.
Sara Farb’s acting credits include Delphi in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway; five seasons at the Stratford Festival, where she played Juliet, Anne Frank, Cordelia, Mary (The Last Wife, The Virgin Trial), Petra (A Little Night Music), Lucy (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe), Constance (She Stoops to Conquer), Cherry (The Beaux Stratagem), Jessica (Merchant of Venice), others; Medium Alison in Fun Home (Musical Stage/Mirvish, Dora nominee, TTCA winner); Brigid in The Humans (Canadian premiere at Citadel/Canadian Stage); productions at Soulpepper, Theatre Calgary, Tarragon, Theatre Passe Muraille, Segal Centre, YPT and others. Sara’s one-woman play, R-E-B-E-C-C-A, was produced at Theatre Passe Muraille. She wrote the book for Kelly v. Kelly, a new musical, with music and lyrics by Britta Johnson. It received the Tom Hendry award for outstanding new musical in 2020 and was a part of the Johnny Mercer Fund Writers’ Colony at the Goodspeed Opera House.
Anton Lipovetsky is a theatrical composer, lyricist, performer and teacher based in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently holding a three-year position at Toronto’s Musical Stage Company as part of their Crescendo Series. This year, two of his upcoming musical collaborations, Cowboy Tempest Cabaret and Monoceros, were nominated for a Playwright’s Guild of Canada Tom Hendry Award. Other musicals he has collaborated on as a composer and/or lyricist include Blackout (Musical Stage), Joseph Jacket Multi-Mask (Sheridan), This Is It (Nashville Children’s Theatre), Elbow Room Café (ZeeZee Theatre), Best Laid Plans (Touchstone/Patrick Street/Tom Hendry Nomination), cool beans (Solo Collective) and Broken Sex Doll (Virtual Stage/Jessie Award). Anton is a graduate of the Studio 58 Acting program and the Stratford Festival Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.