The Memory Show

Book & Lyrics by Sara Cooper

"A tale of mother and daughter and their struggle to make sense of their relationship when faced with disease and hardship. The Memory Show combines evocative and powerful contemporary music with a humorous, touching and heartfelt examination of colliding perceptions, truths, desires and memories that are inherent in familial relationships."

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Sheet music also available HERE

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In shaping a portrait of a mother with Alzheimer’s disease and the angry, impotent daughter who cares for her, the young composer Zach Redler has written a score that follows the patterns of minds grasping, often in vain, for clarity, conviction and lost time.
— Ben Brantley (NY Times)
What’s most striking about “The Memory Show” is its ability to grasp and translate the elusive into song...It’s when “The Memory Show” sings that it transcends the expected and achieves a haunting originality.
— Ben Brantley (NY Times)

Production History

Feb 11-20, 2016 Produced by New Bard Productions and Verse Unbound Staring Carolyn Maitland (Miss Saigon, From Here to Eternity) and Ruth Redman (Passion Play, Ghosts) with direction by Alex Howarth.

Feb 11-20, 2016

Produced by New Bard Productions and Verse Unbound

Staring Carolyn Maitland (Miss Saigon, From Here to Eternity) and Ruth Redman (Passion Play, Ghosts) with direction by Alex Howarth.

April 14 - May 18, 2013 Duke Theater 42nd Street (btw. Broadway and 8th Ave) www.transportgroup.org Musical Direction by Vadim Feichtner Directed by Joe Calarco Starring:  Catherine Cox Leslie Kritzer

April 14 - May 18, 2013
Duke Theater 42nd Street (btw. Broadway and 8th Ave)
www.transportgroup.org

Musical Direction by Vadim Feichtner
Directed by Joe Calarco

Starring: 
Catherine Cox
Leslie Kritzer

2nd Production in Seoul  

2nd Production in Seoul
 

August 28 - November 25, 2012
Elim Hall - Dongsung-dong 195-6, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Musical Direction by Jiyoung Chang
Orchestrations by Jiyoung Chang
Directed by Jin Woo Choi

    Barrington Stage Co. August 18 - 29, 2010 Musical Direction by Vadim Feichtner Directed by Joe Calarco Starring:  Catherine Cox Leslie Kritzer    

 

 

Barrington Stage Co.

August 18 - 29, 2010
Musical Direction by Vadim Feichtner
Directed by Joe Calarco

Starring: 
Catherine Cox
Leslie Kritzer

 

 

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The reviews are in from The Memory Show in London!!

☆☆☆☆☆ (out of 5)
"This is a triumph. Gripping and compulsive viewing"
- Chris Omaweng Londontheatre1.com
☆☆☆☆☆ (out of 5)
"...if there's any justice, it will acquire a transfer in the near future"
- Female Arts

☆☆☆☆ (out of 4)
 "The Memory Show is an honest and moving look at the affect Alzheimer’s has on relationships, and really resonates on an emotional level."

- London Pub Theatres

 The Memory Show "...distresses, moves and will have you frantically calling home the second you step out of the theatre"
A Younger Theatre