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Gibson Fleck

a new musical

Book by Ali Gordon

Music & lyrics by A. J. Holmes and Carlos Valdes

Department of Musical Theatre

Arthur Miller Theatre

November 18 - 21, 2010


The Story:  Gibson Fleck follows the story of a young man, abandoned as a baby and shunted from family to family across America, who is looking for a place to call his own. At the age of twenty-two, knowing nothing of his original family or even his real name, Gibson stops wandering and begins creating his own roots in New Haven, Connecticut – with a steady job, friends, and perhaps even a relationship. But when an unexpected piece of the past beckons him to Virginia, he is driven to discover his origins and determine the meaning of “home.”

Background:  Ever since the inception of the Department of Musical Theatre, its graduates have gone on not only to grace the stage, but to create works for the stage. From Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party; The Addams Family), to Nick Blaemire (Glory Days), to Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), to Pasek & Paul (Edges), MT alumni have made their mark on Broadway and in regional theatre. The Department has also regularly presented new works including See Rock City, Ella Minnow Pea, and The Pursuit of Persephone. Our production of Gibson Fleck continues these traditions in a unique way by featuring an original new work by a trio of multi-talented current undergraduates - Ali Gordon (See Rock City), A. J. Holmes (who played Tateh in Ragtime), and Carlos Valdes (composer/musician for Trafford Tanzi and Che in Evita). Featuring a score incorporating an eclectic blend of folk rock and musical theatre idioms, Gibson Fleck offers an exclusive opportunity to witness the creation of a new musical from an impressive and ambitious young team.





Carlos Valdes, A J Holmes, and Ali Gordon

Carlos Valdes, A.J. Holmes, and Ali Gordon

Artistic Staff

Director Linda Goodrich
Music Director Catherine Walker Adams
Scenic Designer Vincent Mountain
Costume Designer Corey Davis
Lighting Designer

Mary Clare Blake-Booth

Sound Designer JIm Lillie
Stage Manager

Michelle Bryan



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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower