After The Fair
by MainStreet Musical Festival in Austin

Nov. 19, 2016

What happens when a married Victorian British woman writes letters for her illiterate maid and falls in love with the man to whom she is writing? A romantic, literate musicalization of Thomas Hardy's short story, this award winning 4 character musical has played Off Broadway, London and all over the USA.

Starring forty-year Broadway veteran Tim Jerome, Ann Pittman Zarate, Sarah Zeringue, and Steve Williams at Trinity Street Theatre.

After the Fair is written by Stephen Cole and Matthew Ward, and is directed by Manuel Zarate with music direction by Adam Roberts.  Press:

  • "I would easily rank this superior score alongside the best work of Maury Yeston and very much in a similar vein as Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." Cole's gift for writing elegant, sophisticated, romantic lyrics finds a perfect match in composer Matthew Ward's gorgeous music.  And they have another York Theatre Company dream cast of musical theatre pro's to bring this "Cyrano" like tale of literary longings to life for the listener.

          Joe Stead, Chicago Stage Standard

  • "Matthew Ward's elegant music and Stephen Cole's incisive lyrics do wonderful justice to that sentimental ol' favorite, The Day After the Fair."

          Peter Filichia, Theatremania

(poster via Ann Pittman Zarate)

After The Fair
by Matthew Ward and Stephen Cole
MainStreet Musical Festival in Austin

November 19, 2016
Trinity Street Players
Black Box Theatre, 4th floor, First Baptist Church
901 Trinity Street
Austin, TX, 78701

Concert performance at Trinity street Players, November 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

$15 for each of the MainStreet Musicals show or $20 for a ticket to the festival (both performances) with all proceeds of ticket sales to benefit Jumstart and Generation Citizen.