A New Brain
october 18 - November 9, 2019
Gordon Schwinn is the frustrated composer of a children’s TV show who, on one otherwise ordinary day, collapses into his lunch and wakes up in the hospital. As doctors and nurses fly in and out of his room, trying to figure out what’s wrong with his brain, Gordon drifts in and out of consciousness as he contemplates his life, legacy, and the meaning of music—all while navigating his relationships with his best friend, mother, and boyfriend. Oh, and he’s also being haunted by Mr. Bungee, an imaginary frog and the star of the children’s show he’s supposed to be composing for. A semi-autobiographical musical by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn, A New Brain features Finn’s signature lyricism and is an unexpectedly funny, relatable, and ultimately touching meditation on how beautiful the world is when we slow down enough to look
$46 / $43 - Adult
$41 / $38 - Senior (62+)
$17 - Next Generations (30 and Under)
standard / subscriber rate
Call the box office: 952-563-8575
MUSIC DIRECTOR Anita Ruth
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY William Finn
BOOK BY James Lapine and William Finn
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY Jason Robert Brown
PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEW (Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.): To help make the arts accessible for all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance (PWYC) for every Artistry production. Half of the available PWYC tickets are available for purchase in advance. Advance tickets may be purchased for $10 and up. The remaining half are reserved for purchase starting at 6:30 p.m., in person, on the evening of the performance. "Night-of" tickets may be purchased for $1 and up. Click here for more information about Pay-What-You-Can Preview.
PREVIEW (Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.): $20. Our second preview takes place one night before opening night, giving actors a chance to see how the show is working for the audience and to further hone their performances. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.
GROUP RATES Groups of 20 or more receive specially priced tickets. Please contact the Box Office for more information.
EXCHANGES All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Season ticket holders may exchange tickets for another performance of the same show (subject to availability). Please call the Box Office for more information.