Broadway Blog founder Thomas Mizer has co-authored Triangle, a new musical making its premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. The road to producing a commercially viable musical isn’t easy, but this story about a high-tech scientist who learns that his New York lab was once the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, then discovers his mysterious connection to several of its Jewish immigrant victims, has been a hit with the critics. Here’s what they’re saying…
“Triangle” is astonishingly successful. The Moore-Mizer score is rich in melody and emotion…what really counts here is just how moving the stories are and how the songs heighten the emotion without cheapening it. — San Francisco Chronicle
…a fulfilling and well-crafted musical theater experience with a deep and heart-stirring humanity. —San Francisco Examiner
With a killer cast, excellent stage direction by Meredith McDonough, and a lush far-reaching score by Curtis Moore [and Thomas Mizer], this multilayered work will grab your heart in unanticipated ways, and leave you pondering the great intelligence of this piece. —Stark Insider
Ingeniously crafted… “Triangle” is a triumph. It is not to be missed! —Out and About Magazine
A beautiful new musical …engaging the audience immediately with humor, romance and pathos. And with a fabulous score, delivered by a cast of deeply impressive singers and an excellent pit orchestra, with ear-worm melodies that happily stay with us when we leave the theater. …it is rare that so fine a [music theatre writing] team emerges. —Regarding Arts
Take a look inside the sitzprobe (the first sing-through of the show with the orchestra) for an insider’s perspective at how Triangle came together.