Book and Lyrics by Leah Miles - Music by Donny Codden
Everyone’s Waiting is a folk-rock musical about the Starke family surviving the tragic accident of the family’s eldest child, 18 year-old Wesley. In addition to trying to cope with Wesley’s absence, each family member is also burdened with a secret about his death. The story’s protagonist, 16 year old Clayton, loses himself in the avatar video game he creates which gives his brother Wesley a virtual life. As the game wears on, the objectives become blurred for Clayton. He slowly loses the ability to know what is virtual and what is real and he desperately tries to hold on to Wesley at all costs. The family is thrust into action to save Clayton and in turn discover the path to saving themselves.
Leo Ash Evens (Bobby) performs "For Amelia" from Everyone's Waiting, book and lyrics by Leah Miles, music by Donny Codden, at SONGS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD AND SHOWS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on October 25, 2010.
Dana Steingold (Amelia), Andrew Durand (Wesley) and Alex Wyse (Clayton) perform "Stay"/"Never the Guy" from Everyone's Waiting, book and lyrics by Leah Miles, music by Donny Codden, at SONGS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD AND SHOWS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on October 25, 2010.
Everyone's Waiting Production History
New York, New York
Music & More Series at The Salem Theatre Company in MA, Staged Reading, November 18-20, 2010
Songs You’ve Never Heard And Shows You’ve Never Heard Of, ASTEP Benefit Concert (Artists Strive To End Poverty) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NY, October 25, 2010
Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program Masters Thesis at New York University, AEA Staged Reading, April 6, 2010
Video available on YouTube
Special Thanks to the original cast members and directors: