Murder Ballad is a one-act, sung-through musical about a love triangle gone wrong. When Sara breaks up with Tom, a gritty bartender, she runs into the arms of Michael, a quiet poetry PhD at NYU. But after the couple gets married and has a daughter, Sara longs for her old, dangerous life and begins secretly seeing Tom at his bar downtown. By the end of this murder ballad, one of the characters is dead. But the show will keep you guessing all the way through about who dies…and who does it.
The original production earned both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a Drama League Award nomination for Outstanding Production of a Musical. It was also nominated for five Lucille Lortel awards.
Murder Ballad will be the first musical to take the stage at Noce. True to the original off-Broadway concept, this limited, six-show run will be staged late at night in a bar with the audience immersed in the action.
Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan
Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash
Directed/Choreographed by Megan Helmers
Music Directed by Anna Lackaff
Stage Managed by Jocelyn Gerrietts
Designed by Nick Amundson
Produced by Bob Filippone & David VanCleave
Must 18 yo or older to attend,
except the Sunday, 2/21 7pm all ages show!
Friday, February 12 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, February 13 @ 9:00pm
Friday, February 19 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, February 20 @ 9:00pm
Sunday, February 21 @ 7:00pm
Friday, February 26 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, February 27 @ 9:00pm
“This steamy show is a love triangle with a razor’s edges. The show features taut, tart, and pungent lyrics by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash.” -The New York Times
“A hot night of theatre! With an energy that is electric, this show is going to get young people to the theater in reams.” -Backstage Magazine
“Not only does Nash’s driving rock score employ specific musical vernaculars for each of the characters, it periodically allows them to adopt others’ styles to suit their purposes.” -TheatreMania
“A solid, well-crafted effort that revarnishes the old love-triangle premise. Juliana Nash’s muscular-yet-melodic score uses rock better than most musicals.” -New York Post