A deeply evocative piece that ebbs and flows between the commonplace and the transcendent with uncommon grace.
— CityPages Magazine

Passage of Dreams | Bessie's Birthday | Thirst

Music by Jeff Tang | Book + Lyrics by Katie Baldwin Eng

an evening-length triptych of enchanting one-act musicals

World Premiere Production at The Southern Theater, Minneapolis

Director Peter Rothstein | Music Director Denise Prosek | Aerial choreography Heather Haugen

Produced by Theatre Latte Da*

             *Thirst commissioned by Theatre Latte Da // Bessie's Birthday commissioned by the NYU Write/Act Festival

Passage of Dreams (one-act) world premiere at the Bridewell Theater, London, United Kingdom

a little love from the press

"Tang's terrific score often has the wondrously expansive feel of Aaron Copland." | Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A triumph of intimate, song-based theatre." | Minneapolis St Paul Magazine

"Offbeat and endearing...carried off with aplomb and joy." | St Paul Pioneer Press

Top Ten Shows of the Year | CityPages Magazine

Recording Credits

Passage of Dreams: Leslie Kritzer, Donna Vivino, and Gilles Chiasson                                                                                                 Bobby Nafarette, piano + bass / Christian Imboden, guitars / Rob Rival, violin / Sean McDaniel, drums

Bessie's Birthday: Beth Kirkpatrick, Tina Stafford, Elizabeth Munn, Emily Swallow, Sal Sabella, Orville Mendoza, and David Anderson        Rick Bertone, music direction + piano / Tina Huang, violin / Marika Hughes, cello / Christian Imboden, guitar

Thirst: Caroline Innerbichler, Max Athorn, Janet Hanson, Gary Geikin                                                                                                  Denise Prosek, music direction + piano / Alastair Brown, violin / Diane Tremaine, cello