John & Jen


Western Reserve Playhouse presents:

“John and Jen”

Book by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald

Music by Andrew Lippa

Lyrics by Tom Greenwald

Directed by

LIMITED RUN DATES: July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31



A truly original musical that takes a look at the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, john & jen is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. With a cast of only two people, john & jen is a tour-de-force for two actors who take Jen and John (both of them) from childhood, through adolescence and beyond. A chamber musical, beautifully scored for piano, cello and percussion, john & jen is a musical about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart.

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Robert Kowalewski

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Braelin Andrzejewski

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Kelsey Tomlinson


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David Michaels

Music Director

David studied Musical Theater at Ohio Northern University with Directors...

Daniel Hunsicker

Director/Light Design

Daniel Hunsicker was last seen in Assassins at WRP.  Before that, he...

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