Book by Vanessa Dunleavy
Music & Lyrics by Miranda Ferriss Jones
Orchestrations by Simon Brouke

Gabby Veciana ’24 leads a reading of a new musical written by Miranda Jones and Vanessa Dunleavy. Showing Up is the semi-semi- autobiographical tale of longtime friends, Miranda and Vanessa. This funny, heartfelt and honest musical tracks their journey from high school besties in small town America through their move to the big city to pursue their dreams of Broadway and beyond. Along the way, they encounter success and disappointment, the loss of old dreams and the creation of new ones. Their friendship is tested every step of the way, but more often than not, it is their saving grace.

This new work in development is directed by Chloe Webster ’25, features Charlotte Kunesh ’24 and Gabriela Veciana ’24, and is accompanied by Jay White ’24.

Supported in part by the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Playwright-in-Residence Fund.

Tickets & Details

The reading is free and open to the public; no tickets required.


Get directions to the Drapkin Studio, located on the second level of the Wallace Dance Building at the Lewis Arts complex.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityaccess symbol for amplified sound or assistive hearing devicesThe Drapkin Studio is an accessible venue with an assistive listening system. Guests in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at

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