February 1, 2017

Crossing Borders

Book and Lyrics by Carol Noll

Music by Tidtaya Sinutoke

“Crossing Borders” tells the stories of people who struggled through many obstacles in their homelands and chose to “cross the borders”. The musical is told through six different stories, which take place in different locations and eras, and involve individuals of different races. Many themes arise: How long do people need to fight for their freedom? Why do people try to cross borders? Do people cross the “border” physically or mentally? What do people gain or lose by their actions? These are the themes that we will explore through a six-story, ninety-minute show.

Tick Tick Tick-Tick tells the story of a man who wants to learn about his grandfather, whom he has never met, and who died in the Korean War. The main character looks back to episodes of the war, through the eyes of his grandfather. the story all was tied together by a pocketwatch that has been passed along through the family.

Development History

  • March 2014 – Prospect Musical Theatre Lab – Tick, Tick
  • November 2014 – A Friend of A Friend Production – Tick, Tick