Based on the 1993 film starring Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson, this new musical is a smart, funny, tender-hearted celebration of love: between children and parents; romantic partners; friends; and, most of all, siblings. The pair at the heart of the show are Joon, a young woman dealing with mental illness, and Benny, the big brother who’s determined to take care of her. When a charmingly eccentric stranger comes into their lives, he throws their carefully calibrated world off-kilter—maybe for the better. Large in emotional scope and artistic ambition, Benny & Joon embraces a difficult subject with warmth, honesty, and wit.
Audience Enrichment Activities
Join us Thursday evenings, April 4, 11, 18, 25, one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering.
The Director’s Viewpoint:
One hour before curtain on Wednesday, April 10, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.
Q&A with the Cast:
After the matinee on Saturday, May 4, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.
Book by KIRSTEN GUENTHER
Music by NOLAN GASSER
Lyrics by MINDI DICKSTEIN
Based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by BARRY BERMAN AND LESLIE MCNEIL
Choreographed by SCOTT RINK
Directed by JACK CUMMINGS III