The Bus To Buenos Aires

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Music by Curtis Moore
Book and Lyrics by Thomas Mizer

Based on a short story by Argentinian poet Fernando Sanchez-Sorondo, The Bus to Buenos Aires is filled with laughter, heart-ache and family, all in a fifteen minute musical with music by Curtis Moore, book and lyrics by Thomas Mizer. After five years of self-imposed exile, Paulo returns home for the funeral of one of his three sisters, but unfortunately he doesn’t know which one has died. In the surreal limbo of his long journey through the night, he is visited by visions of his sisters and must play a cruel game to determine their fates.

Mizer and Moore's one-act musical had its New York Premiere Production as part of Ensemble Studio Theater’s trend-setting Marathon 2006. Opening June 13, the cast included Whitney Bashor (Bridges of Madison County), Sebastian LaCause (Broadway’s Rocky Horror) and Jennie Eisenhower (Barrymore Award Winner).

a touching mini-musical (it’s easy to see Antonio Banderas in the lead, should it ever be expanded to movie length)
— New York Times, June 22, 2006
The belle of this theatrical ball might just be Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore’s The Bus to Buenos Aires … it’s an evocative piece in which whimsy and woe are deftly balanced by its talented creators. It also has a lovely flamenco-tinged score that would beg a cast recording if it were a few songs longer.
— Broadway World, June 23, 2006