The new American musical, An Extra Penny, caught the attention of Producer Conwell Worthington, II in 2016. With his guidance, the show has already successfully completed three workshops on stage, with 14 public performances under its belt. A 2020 showcase is underway for the late spring and will premier a more focused and complex story.
Imagine the turmoil of a woman sending her husband off to war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when 25 years earlier, she waved good-bye to her father in World War I... never to see him again.
An Extra Penny is the unforeseen journey of sacrifice, love and loss navigated by a small home front community of women who must balance the conflicts of patriotism. Profound and timeless, a colorful cast and powerful score bring heartache and humor to the stage, shining a beacon of light through the darkest of times.
Book and lyrics by Cindy Lu Mancini
Music by Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian