CURRENT PROJECTS

 
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UNTITLED TEGAN AND SARA MUSICAL

  • Book by Emily Kaczmarek
  • Music and Lyrics by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin
  • Music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Jared Stein
  • Conceived and directed by Kate Sullivan

Jesse’s life has always gone according to plan. But when tragedy shatters her perfectly ordered world, she finds herself crashing in New York City for the summer... and falling hard for Sam, a magnetic girl with a guitar. An original musical set to the music of Grammy-nominated duo Tegan and Sara, this bittersweet coming-of-age story takes audiences on the dizzying rollercoaster of first love and first heartbreak.

In May, this exciting new musical will be workshopped as part of the American Conservatory Theater's upcoming New Strands Festival in San Francisco. Join us for FREE public "work-in-progress" presentations of this exciting new project Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th @ 8 pm. Click here to RSVP!     

 
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AIN'T TOO PROUD

  • Book by Dominique Morisseau
  • Choreography by Sergio Trujillo
  • Directed by Des McAnuff

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine 2017). They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history—how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart. Featuring iconic hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the signature dance moves that made the “Classic Five” Temptations part of our cultural history forever.

Upcoming performances:

  • Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., June 19 through July 22, 2018
  • Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, August 21 through September 30, 2018
  • Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, October 10 through November 17, 2018
 
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THE SEAGULL

A new film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic play by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam (The Humans) and Tony-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, and Elizabeth Moss. 

The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2018 and is scheduled to be released on May 11, 2018 by Sony Pictures Classics.

 

POLITICS OF THE ABSURD

A new staged reading series featuring concert-style performances of classic absurdist comedies whose messages feel all too relevant in today’s modern political environment.  

  • Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco; February 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2018
  • The Trial adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka; March 5th and 6th, 2018
  • The Hothouse by Harold Pinter; postponed, new dates coming soon!   

 

PAST PROJECTS

Prior to founding CM Stage Productions, producer Christopher Maring spent nine years working for award-winning producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman developing, producing, and managing new shows. Productions included the original Tony Award-winning production of Spring Awakening on Broadway, in London's West End, and on tour; the critically acclaimed Green Day's American Idiot at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, on Broadway, and on tour; the re-imagined revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever staring Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway; the Off-Broadway premiere of The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater; and the Off-Broadway premiere of 10 Million Miles, with music by Patty Griffin at the Atlantic Theater Company. Independently, Christopher helped develop and produce Futurity, a new musical by César Alvarez and Brooklyn-based band The Lisps (ART, Cambridge, MA and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN) and was part of the early development of Hadestown, based on the album by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell.