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2021 Pace New Musicals: The Waiting

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Starting Friday, March 19, enjoy a brand new musical performance—written and produced by Pace Performing Arts students—about the extraordinary lengths a mother will go to find her missing daughter.

Pace New Musicals nurtures the development of new musicals by emerging and established musical theater writers in an academic environment. The development of new work trains the next generation of musical theater artists, and Pace has always been committed to lifting up underrepresented writers and stories. Pace New Musicals is a professionally directed, semi-staged with “book in hand” workshop using the students of the Pace Performing Arts BFA Musical Theater program in New York City. The selected show will receive a two to three week rehearsal process in January that culminates in 6 performances that are open to the public. The ideal show is in the final stages of development.

In their latest piece, The Waiting, the story centers around Chlo Evans—a mother from rural Vermont—after her daughter, Willow, goes missing. Shortly after her daughter’s disappearance, Chlo meets a stranger from a parallel universe intimately tied to our own. Desperate for clues about her daughter, Chlo plunges into the unknown to search for answers.

Reserve your tickets for The Waiting! Performances will take place as follows:

  • >> Friday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m.
  • >> Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.
  • >> Sunday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.

It is directed by Hillary Dominguez, written by Emmalee Kidwell, composed by Maria Andreoli, and choreographed by Ryland Marbutt, with musical direction from Jarred Lee.


>> This virtual production will be taking place online through a Zoom webinar.
>> You MUST reserve your tickets under the name and email that you will use to sign in to the virtual production.
>> Only one device per ticket will be allowed to join the virtual production.
>> In addition to the confirmation email from Brown Paper Tickets, you will receive reminder emails one week, one day, and one hour prior to the virtual production.
>> In the email to be sent one week prior, you will be sent a registration link for the virtual production. Reminders will be sent one day prior.
>> In the email to be sent one hour prior, you will receive the link to join the Zoom webinar, a virtual program, and information regarding talkbacks that will follow each performance.
>> It is mandatory that you provide an email address when purchasing a ticket in order to receive a link and password for the production.
>> Tickets sales will end two hours prior to showtime.