In 2012, the Canadian Music Theatre Project commissioned Neil Bartram and Brian Hill to create something specifically for and about college-age students based on their actual experiences. What emerged was a musical theatre piece unlike any other that celebrates the profound effect of our intersecting lives. The Theory of Relativity has now been staged globally, including productions at Sheridan College, Penn State, Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals and The Iris Theatre in London, with its professional premiere at Goodspeed in May 2015. It is now available for licensing by Music Theatre International.
Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. Whether you’re allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe, or simply a unique individual, you’re sure to find yourself in this musical.
“The Theory of Relativity is a touching, honest, funny and endearing musical that probes the minds and hearts of today’s college students as they emerge into a world that is almost impossible to make sense of. It is a musical on the cutting edge of today’s theatrical sensibility, and its impact and significance as a work of art will, I think, only grow in the days to come.” – Richard Maltby, Jr.