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    Shadow Lawn Stage is the professional Equity theater of Monmouth University, whose goal is to present the best of past and present plays and musicals for the Jersey Shore. As a professional theater on a university campus—Actors' Equity Association is the official union for stage actors in the United States—Shadow Lawn gives students a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Equity actors, learn the details of professional production (both backstage and onstage), and earn points toward Equity membership.

    All Shadow Lawn Stage productions take place in the beautifully renovated Lauren K. Woods Theatre.

    SUMMER 2015!

    Big The Musical

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    Wednesdays through Saturdays, July 8 - July 25 at 8 p.m. with matinees on Fridays at 3 p.m. | Lauren K. Woods Theatre

    A frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering life is not simply child's play.

    The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big The Musical. Featuring a witty, moving, and insightful book by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Road Show) and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby, Closer Than Ever, Starting Here, Starting Now) Big is a perfect show for audiences of all ages!

    Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big". To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for, and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

    Big, The Musical Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

    421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

    Phone: 212-541-4684 | Fax: 212-397-4684