Book and Lyrics by Larry Todd Cousineau
Music by Cindy O’Connor
Directed by Larry Todd Cousineau
Music Direction by Andrew Milliken
April 20 and April 21, 2020 at 8:00pm
Ticket prices: $10 (general admission)
Recommended for ages 16+
The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago

Turning forty is surprisingly, frighteningly and delightfully similar to turning fifteen. In 40/15 A MUSICAL IN TWO AGES, five “odd” characters who knew each other in high school are reunited in a crisis situation, with an opportunity to face the demons of their past. In their trip to 1995 and back, they come to accept a new normal; and learn that embracing, rather than shunning, their oddness is the key to owning the next phase in their lives.


Cindy O’Connor (composer) and Larry Todd (Johnson) Cousineau (bookwriter/lyricist) have a long history together. Most recently, their original holiday musical, AMERICA’S BEST OUTCAST TOY was a hit at Pride Films and Plays. Also featured at Pride Films and Plays was the revised version of their 1993 musical ALL THAT HE WAS (Jeff Recommendation) and their musical comedy FLIES! THE MUSICAL! (nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Musical.) Several of their songs have been featured in concerts by the Gay Men’s Choruses of Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. O’Connor was nominated in 2018 for an Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) Emmy for her work on ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC). Her other credits include CRASH (Starz), DOLPHIN TALE, and FORGIVING THE FRANKLINS (Sundance). Cousineau’s writing has been featured in animated series including YIN, YANG, YO! (Disney), THE NEW CARE BEARS, and ANGELA ANACONDA. His SONGS FROM MY CLOSET cabaret series is an annual hit. Larry was recently named an Artistic Associate of Pride Films and Plays.