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Just East of Broadway ()

Produced by

Gig Productions

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Book: Nicholas Hune-Brown and Ben King
Lyrics: Nicholas Hune-Brown and Ben King
Director: Jordan Merkur


Factory Mainspace Theatre


January 6th, 2010 – January 17th, 2010


This screwball musical comedy follows has-been actor Rex Maverick to the world’s “hottest new market” for musicals – The People’s Republic of China. Instead of bustling Beijing or Shanghai, however, Rex finds himself in a tiny farming community directing a cast of enthusiastic amateurs, including a shy love-struck writer, a bumbling Mid-Level Official, and a strong-willed young woman contemptuous of the Hollywood star. While Rex is stuck in the town waiting for seasonal rains to pass, cultures clash, personalities collide, the workers control the means of production, and musical magic is born! (


Sean Baek Mid-Level Officer
Lana Carillo Sui Fung
Ma-Anne Dionisio Mei-Ling
Darrel Gamotin Tai Lee
Nicholas Hune-Brown Zhang
Stephen Lilly Ryan / Allan
Cory O’Brien Rex Maverick
Lorna Wright Veronica Malone

Creative Team

Nicholas Hune-Brown Book
Ben King Book
Nicholas Hune-Brown Lyrics
Ben King Lyrics
Jordan Merkur Director
Nicholas Hune-Brown Music
Daniel Lee Music ("Intro Song", "Production Song", "Brand New Day")
M.J. Johnson Music Director
M.J. Johnson Vocal Arrangements
Mary Spyrakis Set Designer
Mary Spyrakis Prop Designer
Katie Horrill Set Assistant
Katie Horrill Props Assistant
Alex Naylor Lighting Designer
Tim Lindsay Sound Designer
Alex Amini Costume Designer
Carmen Amini Costume Assistant


Owen Norquay Additional Band Member
Mika Posen Additional Band Member
Matt Beckett Additional Band Member
Lane Halley Additional Band Member
Aaron Ruimy Additional Band Member


Andrew Dollar Stage Manager
Lorna Wright Production Coordinator
Nicholas Hune-Brown Production Coordinator
Daniel Lee Music Production
Nicholas Hune-Brown Music Production
Daniel Lee Sound Engineer
Tim Lindsay Sound Engineer


Jamie Monteiro Mainspace Technician
Shanna Miller Venue Technician
Aaron Kelly Festival Lighting Designer