FALL SPRINGS

Music and lyrics by Nikos Tsakalakos
Book and lyrics by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Fall Springs is a charming, landlocked, cash-strapped town that sits directly on top of America’s largest reserve of cosmetic Essential Oils. And it has big dreams. But at what cost? With increased oil extraction and new fracking techniques being recklessly implemented, the ground beneath Fall Springs is beginning to crumble. Streets are cracking and buckling. Road-signs, boulders, and the occasional bartender are being swallowed into the ground. And that’s just the beginning. Only Eloise Bradley, teenage wallflower geology-buff daughter of the Mayor, seems to notice that a catastrophe is imminent. Will she be able to persuade her fellow townsfolk of the dangers before it’s too late? Of course not. Dramatic action sequences, parent/child angst, lost limbs, found souls, and a rocking, driving, passionate hook-filled score, Fall Springs takes the best of musical theatre and disaster films to forge a hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy about the consequences of pushing Nature too far and what happens when our routine lives become interrupted and we’re forced to sacrifice to save what we love.
(6M, 6F)