The Break • Constellation
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Overview

1 Couple. 30 Days Off. No Rules.

WARNING: This is not a love story. This brand new rock musical from the Emmy-nominated creators of The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz is a spicy rom com with a healthy dose of heart. Sam and Charlie have been together since freshman year of college. They love each other…but do they? As the marriage question looms, it’s time to find out what’s holding them back. The two agree to take a 30-day break to date other people and at the end of the month they’ll finally tie the knot…or will they?

A rock musical for everyone who’s asked the question, “What If…?”

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Pay What You Will Thursdays and our Community Access Ticket Program are generously sponsored by Jessika and Bryan Hane.

Creative Team

  • Director: Scott Weinstein
  • Librettist, Lyricist: Christopher Dimond
  • Composer: Michael Kooman
  • Musical Director: Brandon Magid
  • Assistant Musical Director: Camden Daly
  • Stage Manager: Mitchell Ward
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Ayer
  • Scenic Designer: Christopher Rhoton
  • Lighting Designer: Jennifer Fok
  • Costume Designer: Dana Tzvetkov
  • Sound Designer: Brandon Reed
  • Props Master: Aubrey Krueger
  • Props Artisan: Barb Steininger
  • Intimacy Coordinator: Leraldo Anzaldua
  • Master Electrician: Willow Arenz
  • Technical Director / Scene Shop: Campbell TD

Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond
Writing Team

Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond are an Emmy-nominated writing team for the stage and screen. Their musical ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS debuted to rave reviews at Shakespeare’s Globe. They wrote more than 150 songs for VAMPIRINA, an animated Disney TV series reaching over 100 million viewers in 115 countries. Other TV work includes RIDLEY JONES, DEAD END: PARANORMAL PARK, and SPIRIT RANGERS. They are currently working on a commission for the Kennedy Center. Stage projects include THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES (Village Theater), ORPHIE & THE BOOK OF HEROES (The Kennedy Center), THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ (Adirondack Theatre Festival), and DANI GIRL (licensed by Concord). Awards and honors include the Fred Ebb Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, the Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award, the Samuel French Next Step Award, the Burton Lane Award, and the Harold Adamson Award.

Scott Weinstein (he/him)
Director

Scott Weinstein is an award-winning Director and Writer based in New York City. He’s thrilled to reunite with Kooman and Dimond after directing the world premiere of The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz. His work as a director has been seen at major regional theaters around the country and he recently won the Joseph Jefferson award for his Actor-Musician, chamber style re-conception of Ragtime with Griffin Theatre, where he is an ensemble member. Favorite recent credits include Into The Woods (Pittsburgh CLO), Rent (Theo Ubique – Jeff Award), South Pacific (The Rev Theatre) and The North American Premiere of David Greig’s Solaris (Griffin Theatre). Scott was the Associate and Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet, and developed and directed the world premiere national tour of Million Dollar Quartet Christmas. Graduate of Northwestern University and proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor. www.Scottgweinstein.com

Cast

Alex Keiper (she/her)
Sam

Alex is stoked to be at Constellation!! Recent Credits: R&J (Nurse) and Midsummer (Quince)- Utah Shakespeare Festival, Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice) and Titanic the Musical (Alice Bean) – Milwaukee Rep, Matilda the Musical (Mrs. Wormwood) – Gretna Theater. Thanks to the whole team! Grateful to be a part of this awesome new work. Love to Mom, Dad, Ryan and my better half, Mike. www.alexkeiper.com

Louis Pardo (he/him)
Charlie

Louis Pardo is a Grammy nominated Southern California native who is delighted to be bringing the complexities of romance to life in this whimsical new musical. Favorite credits include: Mystic Pizza: The Musical (Lionel/Mickey), the World Premiere of Bottle Shock: The Musical (Steven Spurrier), An American In Paris (Adam), We Ain’t Ever Gonna Break Up: The Hymon and Parfunkel Musical (Parfunkel) *Co-writer of Book, Music, and Lyrics. He would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to his parents, his brother, Lindsay and Avery for being his rocks. Thanks to Scott for all the opportunity and joy he brings to life. And a special thanks to Constellation for having me and to Chris and Michael for trusting me with your baby. “Life’s a garden, dig it” – Joe Dirt

BOX OFFICE

Phone Hours: M-F 12 - 5pm
(812) 336-9300 Box Office
(812) 336-7110 Admin
In-Person Hours: W-F 12-5pm
Waldron Arts Center (122 S Walnut St)
info@seeconstellation.org

WALDRON ARTS CENTER / MAILING ADDRESS

122 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Physical Box Office Hours: W-F 12-5pm

CONSTELLATION STUDIOS

411 E 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

SHOW LOCATIONS

Buskirk Chumley Theater
114 E Kirkwood
Ted Jones Playhouse
107 W 9th St.
Waldron Arts Center
122 S Walnut St

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