THE KIDS’ TABLE, a new musical


Photo by Ryan Maxwell.

Commissioned by¬†The Theatre Lab’s Summer Musical Theatre Institute

music and lyrics by Buzz Mauro

book and lyrics by Renee Calarco

It’s Thanksgiving. An elusive, wisecracking, great-grandma has summoned her enormous brood of great-grandkids to make a big announcement. Seated around an endlessly long “kids’ table,” cousins clash with cousins and siblings with siblings as they vie to find their rightful places in the family–and in the world.

Told in a broad mix of musical styles—everything from challenging Sondheimesque pieces to 1940s swing numbers—THE KIDS’ TABLE is an¬†irreverent, multicultural, sometimes heartbreaking exploration of what it means to be an American.