2011-12 Season

The Extraordinary Ordinary

book and lyrics by Scott Burkell*

music by Paul Loesel

Farmers Alley Theatre’s favorite composing team, Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel, are bringing their brand new musical, The Extraordinary Ordinary, to Kalamazoo, straight from New York City. The Extraordinary Ordinary follows a group of college friends - straight, gay and confused - as they face the challenges of life in Manhattan and explore everything from dating and sex to marriage and starting a family. Filled with humor, heart and hope, Burkell and Loesel bring their songwriting talents back to Michigan in this Drama Desk nominated production. It’s Friends meets thirtysomething with a musical twist!

221 Farmers Alley



Director Scott Burkell*

Music Director Jeremy Ramey

Assistant Music Director Marie McColley Kerstetter

Music Supervisor Paul Loesel

Orchestrations Lynne Shankel

Technical Director Tom Shuster

Scenic Design W. Douglas Blickle

Lighting Design Lanny Potts

Sound Design Les Batts

Costume Design Adam F. Carter

Prop Design Brian Panse

Additional Staging / Hair & Makeup Adam F. Carter

Stage Manager Roger W. Burleigh

Assistant Stage Manager Chris Wessell

Graphic Design Chris Honeysett

Projection Designer Alison Dobbins


Bev Alison Mahoney*

Kate Amanda Martin

Zach David Niles

Joey Nik Spayne

Sam Jack Sweeney

Karen Sandy Zwier