4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
​​MID Stage Production
(Musicals In Development Series):

a new musical comedy
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jeff Ward
Directed by Nancy Robillard
​Music Directed by Markus Grae-Hauck

Friday, March 3, at 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 4, at 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 5, at 3:00 pm
at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin St, Bloomfield
Tickets: General Admission $22, Seniors $18, Students $15

Take One is the story of the disastrous first versions of three great things. It’s a history-spanning musical comedy that explores the struggles that come with the act of creation, even for the gods. In our MID Stage Series, 4th Wall produces fully staged, fully memorized, small-budget shows that have not yet had other formal presentations before a public audience.​ As part of the experience of being in the show's first audience, you will have the opportunity to respond to the show during talkbacks with the director, writer, and actors after each performance.

WRITER’S BIO: Jeff Ward is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He wrote jokes for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” from mid-Colin Quinn through mid-Tina Fey, and writes music and comedy for National Public Radio and the comedy group Euphobia. This fall he appeared in Nico: Underground at Theatre for the New City. His short stories are published in May Contain Nuts (Harper Perennial), Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit (Crown), and The Lowbrow Reader Reader. A collection of his plays from NPR, The Union Signal Radio Theatre Collection, has recently been released by Blackstone Audio.


Rafi Bromberg
Fred Carlton
Peter Downing
Will Flamm
Mimi B. Francis
Kirk Jasen Lambert
Bob Russell
Mark A. Saylor
Keith Varney
Jessica Walch
Madison Washer


Director - Nancy Robillard
Music Director - Markus Grae-Hauck
Stage Manager - Emma Iacometta
Lighting Designer - Gwen Ricks-Spencer
Costume Designer - Dan Schulz
Sound Designer - Nicholas Von Hagel
Rehearsal Pianists - Wendy Feaver,
Deb Martin
Production Manager - Kate Swan

20th Anniversary graphic design by Kino Zuke.