For Immediate Release

Local Press Contact:
Michael Lluberes
Flint Repertory Theatre
347-804-7623 |

Dionanda Tillman
Flint Institute of Music
810-237-3112 |
DATE: July 23-25, 2021
TICKETS: $10-$20 (On sale through The Whiting Ticket Center at (810) 237-7333 or

Flint, Mich. - Flint Repertory Theatre presents a concert of “Songs for a New World” by Jason Robert Brown starring Broadway’s Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Emily Padgett (Side Show, Bright Star), Cory Shorter and Tony Nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar). The outdoor concert is directed by Bill Fennelly (Frankenstein), choreographed by Valerie Salgado, with music direction by Brian Buckner.
Performances are Friday, July 23, at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 24, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 25, at 7 p.m.
Tickets, on sale now, are $20 for adults, $18 for teens and seniors, and $10 for veterans. Genesee County Residents receive a 30 percent discount as a benefit of the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Tickets can be purchased through The Whiting Ticket Center at (810) 237-7333 or online at
With a soaring, vibrant score that blends pop, gospel and jazz, “Songs for a New World” transports the audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise. Jason Robert Brown’s stunning song cycle examines life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. The concert will be performed on an outdoor stage on Flint Repertory Theatre’s lawn.
“We’re so excited to have some of Broadway’s brightest talent on board for this concert,” said producing artistic director Michael Lluberes. “This is a show that really speaks to the moment we’re in now while looking to the future. This thrilling outdoor experience under the stars is the perfect way to invite people back to the theatre.”
The concert is part of the Rep’s reimagined summer season, Flint Rep Outside, featuring exciting and ambitious programming outside of the box and the building.
“Songs for a New World” is directed by Bill Fennelly (Frankenstein) and choreographed by Valerie Salgado. The music director is Brian Buckner and the show features lighting design by Chelsie McPhilimy, costume design by Kate Nelson and sound design by Matthew Tibbs.

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FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE is a professional, not-for-profit theatre in the heart of Flint, Mich. The Rep’s commitment is to provide the City of Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought-provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining, and inspiring for all ages. Flint Repertory Theatre is a Flint Institute of Music program alongside the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Through FIM, it receives partial funding from the Genesee County Arts Education and Enrichment Millage. The Rep is the recipient of a 2018 National Theatre Company Grant from The American Theatre Wing.