Genre: Kids, Musical, Festival
©Jill Jaysen
Center Stage's Jill Jaysen, writer and producer

Nominated for the esteemed New England Theater Conference Moss Hart Award (the TONY of New England), Chocolate Soup is a modern day fairytale with all the right ingredients in place – from clever, comedy-laced dialogue and a delightful musical score by Matt Corriel to the masterfully woven mix of thought provoking messages about life, choices and kids' ability to make a difference in the world. Chocolate Soup deals with the familiar challenges of being a tween - or teen for that matter - when feelings about who you are and what you believe in are on shaky ground already. It's a drama that's played out every day in school cafeterias and hallways across the country, and between the lines it also tackles some real-life issues middle schoolers deal with daily, such as cliques, parents that don't get along, and rampant materialism. Jaysen hits home with a masterful storyline that speaks to middle school but will undoubtedly strike a chord with all who see it.
About the Company: New York Musical Theater Festival

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, has premiered more than 175 new musicals since 2004. The largest musical theatre event in America, NYMF has been hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," and is widely regarded as the key source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2009 is presented in association with, Production Resource Group and, and is supported by Back Stage, Barnes & Noble Booksellers,,, Broadway.TV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, King Displays, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, New World Stages, NASDAQ OMX, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions,, Reuters, Sweet Caroline's, Tekserve,, The Tank, and Times Square Squared. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Broadway League, The BWF Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Mayer, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. NYMF's programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events are available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or

Open:   09/21/08
Close:   09/21/08

Sunday, September 21st at 3:00pm and 6:30pm
Theater:   Zipper Theatre
Address:   336 West 37th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors or Call: at 212-695-4600
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