Book & Lyrics by Sammy Buck
Music by Brandon James Gwinn
Conceived by Joe Barros, Laura Brandel, Sammy Buck, Karen Marshall, Reed Prescott, & Sam Willmont
Out-Of-Town engagement produced by Encore Theater Company and New York Theatre Barn
At the urging of his father, Larry, adorkable Scott Hayes auditions for the Speargrove High School musical to get closer to drama club queen bee Caroline. But when Larry discovers the show is Rent, he pulls Scot out. With the arrival of New York transplant Alex, her outspoken mom Lois, and rising community fear about the show, the stage is set for a controversy unlike this small town has ever seen. As the escalation drives wedges between father and son - mother and daughter - Speargrove, Texas will discover that the show can't open until their minds do. Inspired by actual events, Small Town Story explores the indelible power of theatre and the inherent dangers of silence.