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Theater The Hideout Theatre
Directed by
Assistant Director(s) Jordan T. Maxwell
Tech Director(s) Cindy Page
Music By Content Love Knowles
Run Jun 2015

SongRunner was the June 2015 student mainstage production at The Hideout Theatre.


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SongRunner was a musical set in a dystopian, sci-fi future, in which rebellious, free-spirited 'runners' were pursued by government agents intent on reducing them to emotionless drones. The show drew on sci-fi works such as Blade Runner and V for Vendetta.

The show opened with an introductory video made by Kacey and Jordan.

The cast would go to the wings, save three cast members -- one to get suggestions, and two government 'regulators'.

First, the cast member would ask the audience for a favorite song lyric or line of poetry, hopefully something that had a profound emotional effect on them. The cast member would emotionally react to that suggestion, and then the regulators would 'blank' them, reducing them to a blank, emotionless state. The newly blanked character would drone, "SongRunner, when the lights come up," and the show would start from there.

It was a narrative show which spread its focus across a broad ensemble, ten to eleven performers per night. It ran 75-80 minutes, with a brief intermission. The 'runners' were dressed in retro-sci-fi "cyber-punk" styles, while the other characters wore neutral, beige ensembles.

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From the show announcement:
"A futuristic blade-runner/cyber-punk/cyborg/robot-styled MUSCAL. So... the best thing ever? Yes."

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