MIDLIFE! The User's Guide - a sparkling musical celebration of "that time" called Middle Age - from the hilarious to the poignant and everything in between. Stylish songs and standup comedy expose the foibles, relationships, worries, insights, passions and increasingly frequent memory lapses that characterize this rich phase of life
Lyrics by Frank Evans; Music and Additional Lyrics by Richard B. Evans.
MIDLIFE! The User's Guide was given its first staged reading by "Musical Mondays" at the Broadway Theatre Institute, NYC, in the Spring of 2003, directed by award-winning director-choreographer Bick Goss.
Cast and crew included, from left to right: standing, Jeff Cyronek, Tina Stafford, Joel Blum, Raissa Katona-Bennett, Susann Fletcher, Mark Janas (Music Director); seated, Frank Evans (Lyricist), Richard B. Evans (Composer).
A second series of readings was held at the Abington Theater in New York City, March 2006, directed by award-winning director Aaron Frankel, author of Writing the Broadway Musical. Musical Director Mark Janas.
From left: Composer Richard Evans, Marianne Challis, Stephen Belida, Jane Stroll (comedy), Raissa Katona Bennett, Carl Danielsen, Director Aaron Frankel. Lyricist Frank Evans in back.