Kent M. Lewis

August 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Disney’s Freaky Friday

Raue Center for the Arts - Crystal lake, il

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update on an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, in only for a day.

“Delightfully spunky” with “timeless appeal” (Variety), Freaky Friday features a new book by Bridget Carpenter (Parenthood) and an original pop/rock score by Tony Away and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal). This dynamic story puts a fresh new spin on a “polished, peppy, modern fairy tale” (The Washington Post).


October 20, 2018

Buffy the Musical:
Once More, With Feeling

The Duplex - New York, NY

One Night Only! A cast of Broadway, Off Broadway and recent Graduates of NYU come together to bring Sunnydale to life (and death) in this hilarious parody of musical theater. See Buffy slay all day as she sings, dances, and suffers demonic entrances! An evening of profound consequences for the Scooby gang that’s a trick and a treat for the start of your Halloween season.


June 9, 2015 - July 19, 2015


The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres - Nappanee, IN

Grease; a substance that starts out gooey, and can either keep everything flowing smoothly, or (when it dries out) lock it in to place. The Grease of the 1950's attempted both. A time when teenagers were first able to define their own generation, and a time at the cusp of great social change. These kids unknowingly represent the changing attitudes of Post WW2 America.  Teenagers with their own music, their own television shows, even their own cars, could express themselves in ways never before imaginable, and did they ever!  In 1959, radio stations refused to play Jerry Lee Lewis' records due to his Mississippi marriage, Elvis joined the army, and Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens all died in a tragic plane crash.  Girls could not wear pants at school, and a boy's shirt had better be tucked in. Rock and Roll was under attack from the left and the right. What was a teenager to do? How could one make their parents proud, and yet, live out loud? Old school oppression pitted itself against the new cool self-expression. With so much social friction going on, a kid could use some "Grease".