About the Show


Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime
Book and Lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Andy Roninson


Evelyn Shaffer, an indie game designer, has landed an interview for her dream job at Moonbeam Studios. Even better, that interview is with her childhood hero, veteran designer Tim Beck. But as the interview progresses, Evelyn realizes just how quickly dream can turn to delusion.

A ten-minute musical infused with a 32-bit score, Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime shows that, sometimes, the greatest quests aren't in video games, but our own lives.

Production Information

Cast Size: 1F, 2M
Running Time: 10 Minutes
Orchestration: Piano + Optional Backing Track
Setting: Moonbeam Studios, Present Day


Evelyn won the 40th Annual Samuel French OOB Festival. The show is now published and licensed by Samuel French.


Evelyn was originally produced as a podcast by Take a Ten Musicals in September 2014. The cast included Ariana Shore  (Evelyn Shaffer), Ryan Andes (Tim Beck), and Michael Burgo (Receptionist).

Evelyn received its stage debut at the Samuel French OOB Festival in New York in August 2015. It was directed by Jess Chayes, and the cast included Victoria Huston-Elem (Evelyn Shaffer), Ben Beckley (Tim Beck), and Rob Hille (Receptionist).

Evelyn received its first full production at City Theatre in Miami, Florida in June 2016.


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