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The Story of My Life

A musical honoring lifelong friendship • Streaming February 5 – 28, 2021

Enjoy the magic of theatre anywhere you can access the internet.  Rent the pre-recorded, fully staged production and stream it right to your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

While we may not be able to perform in person yet, Broadway Rose is thrilled to produce this musical and make it available to you in your home during this time of social isolation. Enjoy an evening of entertainment and help keep our staff and artists working during this crisis.

Best-selling author Thomas finds himself at a loss for words when faced with the task of eulogizing his lifelong friend, Alvin, after his mysterious death. As Thomas struggles to compose his thoughts, he is drawn into the library of his mind by the embodied memory of his friend. Through music and song, these two friends recount their humorous adventures, quibble about their past, and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship. Nominated for four Drama Desk Awards, The Story of My Life weaves songs and stories together to explore the unseen ripples we make in each other’s lives.

Directed by SHARON MARONEY
Music Direction by JEFFREY CHILDS

Music and Lyrics by NEIL BARTRAM
Book by BRIAN HILL

A  message on safety:  Broadway Rose has taken tremendous precautions to keep our staff and artists safe during the rehearsal and recording process. The small production team maintained social distance, wore masks, and adhered to stringent backstage protocols including personal hygiene, surface cleaning, temperature monitoring, and health surveys.  The actors have been staged to maintain physical distance.

Content Advisories:  The Story of My Life is recommended for ages 13 and older. The show contains mild profanity and themes of death and suicide.  Click here for our Pre-viewing Sensory Guide for Children and Adults with Disabilities.

Run time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.    

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

Streaming is made available through ShowTix4U, a web browser-based video platform.

Title Sponsor

 

Show Sponsor
Bonnie Conger

Media Supporters

 

The Story of My Life

A musical honoring lifelong friendship • Streaming February 5 – 28, 2021

Enjoy the magic of theatre anywhere you can access the internet.  Rent the pre-recorded, fully staged production and stream it right to your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
While we may not be able to perform in person yet, Broadway Rose is thrilled to produce this musical and make it available to you in your home during this time of social isolation. Enjoy an evening of entertainment and help keep our staff and artists working during this crisis.

Best-selling author Thomas finds himself at a loss for words when faced with the task of eulogizing his lifelong friend, Alvin, after his mysterious death. As Thomas struggles to compose his thoughts, he is drawn into the library of his mind by the embodied memory of his friend. Through music and song, these two friends recount their humorous adventures, quibble about their past, and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship. Nominated for four Drama Desk Awards, The Story of My Life weaves songs and stories together to explore the unseen ripples we make in each other’s lives.

Directed by SHARON MARONEY
Music Direction by JEFFREY CHILDS

Music and Lyrics by NEIL BARTRAM
Book by BRIAN HILL

A message on safety:  Broadway Rose has taken tremendous precautions to keep our staff and artists safe during the rehearsal and recording process. The small production team maintained social distance, wore masks, and adhered to stringent backstage protocols including personal hygiene, surface cleaning, temperature monitoring, and health surveys.  The actors have been staged to maintain physical distance.

Content Advisories:  The Story of My Life is recommended for ages 13 and older. The show contains mild profanity and themes of death and suicide.  Click here for our Pre-viewing Sensory Guide for Children and Adults with Disabilities.

Run time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.    

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

Streaming is made available through ShowTix4U, a web browser-based video platform.

Title Sponsor

 

Show Sponsor
Bonnie Conger

Media Supporters

 

 

 

Streaming Need-to-Know

HOW DO I RENT?

  • Click RESERVE NOW to order your rental. Streaming begins February 5 and ends February 28.
  • During the run purchase by 4:00 p.m. to watch the streaming production the same day. Orders placed after 4:00 p.m. will receive a rental code the next day. (Orders made in advance will receive their rental code on February 5.)
  • Each $25 rental is good for one household.
  • You may purchase multiple rental codes for friends and family.
  • Concession packages are available for purchase. Learn more.

HOW DO I WATCH?

  • You will receive an email from Tyler Kubat at the Broadway Rose box office. The email will contain a viewing link, individual rental code, and instructions on how to watch the production. Advance orders will receive an email at 5:00 p.m. on February 5. During the run, orders placed before 4:00 p.m. will receive their rental code at 5:00 p.m. the same day; orders placed after 4:00 p.m. will receive their rental code the following day at 5:00 p.m.
  • You can easily stream the production right to your computer, smartphone, or tablet. For instructions on how to watch the production on your TV, click here.
  • You will have until February 28 to begin watching the pre-recorded production. After entering your access code and beginning the video, you have 48 hours to view the show, and can stop, restart and re-watch multiple times within the 48-hour window.
  • Closed captions are available.

FAQ

How do I purchase multiple rental codes for friends and family?
First, select the number of rental codes you want to purchase. Then, on the Review Your Order page, enter your recipient’s name and email address in the box with the heading “Additional Information?” We will send each recipient an email with the viewing link and rental code. If you do not provide recipient contact information, we will send you each rental code in a separate email. You can then forward these emails to your friends or family.

Can I use credit on my Broadway Rose account from a previously canceled production for a streaming production?
Yes! To use your credit, please call the box office at 503.620.5262 (Monday – Friday, noon – 5:00 p.m.) and an associate will book your rental and let you know how much credit remains on your account.

Is the show live?
The production is pre-recorded, so you can watch the show at a time that is convenient for you.

Cast

Cast

Alec Cameron Lugo as Thomas

Alec Cameron Lugo (he/him), a local mixed-race Latinx performer, is very excited to be back with Broadway Rose Theatre Company, having previously appeared as The Steward in Into the Woods and as Oscar Wilde and others in their radio collaboration with All Classical Portland, Sherlock Holmes and The West End Horror. A 2016 graduate of Pacific University, he has theatre credits including productions with Northwest Children’s Theatre (Seussical, Mary Poppins), Anonymous Theatre Company (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Oregon Children’s Theatre (The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors!), and Fuse Theatre Ensemble (Cabaret), among others. Television credits include the Emmy-nominated Documentary Now! episode “Original Cast Recording: Co-op” on IFC. Alec is also a graphic designer, videographer, and marketing consultant, and operates primarily as the marketing manager with Bag&Baggage Productions. His design work has been featured both locally and regionally. IG: @middlename_cameron 

Andrew Wade as Alvin

Andrew Wade is thrilled to ring in the New Year at Broadway Rose, where he last appeared as Tony in West Side Story. Originally from the Northwest, he now lives on the East Coast and works Off-Broadway, nationally, and internationally. Recent credits include The Office: A Musical Parody (Off-Broadway), the national tours of The Simon and Garfunkel Story and Rudolph, and productions of Little Women, Jersey Boys, Smoke on the Mountain, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Outside of musical theatre, Andrew enjoys writing music and playing several instruments, including guitar, piano, mandolin, and standup bass. 

 

 

Creative

Directed by Sharon Maroney
Music Direction by Jeffrey Childs 
Set Design by Sean O’Skea 
Light Design by Phil McBeth  
Costume Design by Allison Dawe 
Prop Design by Liz  Carlson  and  Jeff Duncan  
Sound Design by Brian Karl Moen 
Videography by Mark Daniels  
Stage Manager Jessica Junor  

Musicians

Piano Jeffrey Childs

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News, Reviews, and Buzz

Midday Cabaret: CAST EDITION with Alec Cameron Lugo & Andrew Wade
by Broadway Rose
Watch a special episode Midday Cabaret: CAST EDITION with Alec Cameron Lugo & Andrew Wade from “The Story of My Life”! We chat with the actors, hear a couple performances, and take questions from our audience. Watch now.


Theater: Bard to the bone; whose life story is it, anyway?
by Bob Hicks
ArtsWatch, Feb. 19, 2021
What I felt while watching it, I realized, was something I’d been missing all these months: the simple yet very real pleasure of theatrical craftsmanship, presented by people who are skilled at what they’re doing. Read more.

BWW Review: THE STORY OF MY LIFE at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver
BroadwayWorld.com, Feb. 15, 2021
THE STORY OF MY LIFE is a sweet, uncomplicated musical about friendship... As we make our way through this longest-ever-February, I highly recommend you find an evening to make a cup of cocoa, put on that favorite sweater, and enjoyRead More.

The unseen ripples we make…
by Judy Nedry
JudyNedry.com, Feb. 11
…this production explores the fragility and enduring strengths of such friendships through Thomas’s recollections of his and Alvin’s time together…Should you opt to watch it–highly recommended–have a box of tissues handy! Read more.


Streaming now—The Story of My Life

by Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Feb. 8
…one of the advantages of Broadway Rose’s 48-hour viewing window is that the shows can be seen more than once – and this play really demands a second visit. Read more.

Behind-the-Scenes at “The Story of My Life”
by Broadway Rose
Come with us behind-the-scenes of “The Story of My Life” to find out what’s different about making a musical for streaming, and what stays the same. Watch now.

Concessions Totes

During the run of The Story of My Life enjoy one of our special concession totes! They are the perfect accompaniment to the show, as well as a terrific way to support the theatre while our seats are empty.

The Story Of My Tote – $25

Our story begins with your choice of a bottle of wine or four bottles of beer listed below.  Various chapters include hot cocoa, mini marshmallows, microwave popcorn, a Broadway Rose mug and two collector’s cups.  This satisfying tale concludes with four Spokandy truffles.

Wine selection: 
Ile de Conas Rouge Souplesse – a fruit-forward red blend from France. Dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, and subtle spices.
Pra Vinera Pinot Noir – the name means “Field of Vines.” A soft, balanced wine with low acidity and vanilla and cherry notes.
Eola Hills Pinot Gris – smooth and slightly tart, somewhat dry. Hints of pear and cinnamon. Made in Oregon.
Rebuttel Chardonnay – a full-bodied, buttery wine, with strong hints of apple and pear. 

Beer selection: 
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber  

HOW TO ORDER 

  • Email Managing Director Dan Murphy at dan@broadwayrose.org or call 503.603.9862.
  • Payment may be done by phone or at the time of pickup. Do not email credit card information.
  • Totes will be available to pick up by appointment only at the Broadway Rose New Stage, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked at pickup.


Concessions tote with wine