a new musical written by Andre Catrini
performed by Carlyn Connolly

February 9 at 7PM

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February 9 at 7PM

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Thursdays at 4:15 is one-woman musical written for Carlyn Connolly by Cole Porter Award-winning songwriter Andre Catrini. Covering a wide array of musical styles, this poignant, humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking piece navigates the rocky terrain of its protagonist’s weekly therapy appointment as she grapples with her deepest fears, wildest dreams, and the legacy she must ultimately choose to transmit or transcend. The musical echoes a true session, running fifty minutes with no intermission.

The Team

Carlyn Connolly


Carlyn Connolly is a NYC-based performer and start-up founder. Select regional credits include Cabaret (Fräulein Kost, u/s Sally Bowles; Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Company (Sarah, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), The Great Gatsby (Jordan Baker, Ivoryton Playhouse), Fun Home (Helen Bechdel, Mill Mountain Theatre), The Sound of Music (Elsa Schraeder, Virginia Opera), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Malloy, Virginia Musical Theatre), and An American in Paris (Milo Davenport, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). Carlyn has performed as a soloist with orchestras in the US, Canada, and across Asia. Love always to Mom, Dad, Devin, and Melissa, and endless thanks to Andre for this incredible honor.

Andre Catrini


Andre is a composer/lyricist, musical theatre repertoire/audition coach and musical director currently living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His musical, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (Book by Allan Knee) had its world premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, England in 2019.Other works include: A Problem with the Pattersons (Book by Laura Zlatos), The Wolf (Book by Joe Calarco), Thursdays at 4:15, Other Women and Whisper, Love. Awards include: 2014 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award, given “in recognition for his outstanding talent as a musical theatre composer and lyricist,” as well as a 2015 New Voices Project Merit Award. Andre is a member of ASCAP, an alumnus of the ASCAP Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Workshop, a current member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, and a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Laura Brandel


NYC based director of new work. ABC/Disney Discovers Showcase, NAMT Songwriter's Showcase, Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Presentation, She Persisted (Drama League's DirectorFest), Theatreworks USA The Pout Pout Fish, Henry and Mudge tour. Choreographer: Hit the Wall (Barrow Street), a cautionary tail (The Flea). 2017 Drama League Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellow, Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh


Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh is an Iranian-American Conductor, Music Director, Pianist and Orchestrator/Arranger based in New York City. As a 1st generation Iranian-American and classically trained pianist, her work now encompasses numerous genres including Musical Theatre, Classical Music, and World Music.She is a frequent developer of new works, serving as a Music Director and Supervisor. Most recently, she served as the Music Director for the Evita Revival at ART in Boston and Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, and was Co-MD for Heather Christian's TERCE as part of PROTOTYPE 2024.  As a conductor and pianist she has worked on several Broadway and off-Broadway shows including KIMBERLY AKIMBO (Sub Conductor, Sub K2) COME FROM AWAY (Sub Conductor) and COMPANY (Sub Keys 3). She has orchestrated for artists such as Heather Christian, Kristin Chenoweth, Lena Hall and Michael Feinstein at venues including the Met Opera, Carnegie Hall, and more. Recent credits include NATIONAL TOUR: COME FROM AWAY (Associate Music Director) ANNIE (Music Consultant), RODGER’S AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA (Keys 3), BROADWAY: KIMBERLY AKIMBO, COME FROM AWAY, COMPANY, MEAN GIRLS OFF-BROADWAY: TERCE (Co-MD, Piano, Percussion, Orchestration, Vocals) ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS (2020 cast, Pianist) OUT OF TOWN: EVITA (Music Director) OTHER WORLD – A new Musical by Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee (Associate Music Director). She is an alumna of the Berklee College of Music where she studied Classical Composition and Conducting.

Andrew Nielson


Andrew is a multi-hyphenate creative producer whose work has spanned live performance, writing, video editing, and live event production in cities from Los Angeles to New York to Kigali, Rwanda.

As a cellist, Andrew's concert engagements have included performances alongside Alan Cumming (Fisher Center with music director Henry Koperski), Brian Stokes Mitchell (with music director Ted Firth), Kate Baldwin (with music director Kris Kukul), and Disney’s Stephen Sondheim Birthday Tribute (music directed by Michael J. Moritz Jr), among many others. He also played the Bank Manager in Once: The Musical at the Fulton Theatre, Virginia Repertory Theatre, and Theatre Raleigh.

As a pit musician, some of Andrew's favorite scores to perform have included Floyd Collins, The Light in the Piazza, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Baby, and Andre Catrini's The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit.

You can also hear Andrew's cello performances on albums and singles including “I Have a Voice” (with Broadway Records), A New Noel and We The Nighthawks (with Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner), The Way to the Lighthouse, “Only Boyfriend” (Brendan Maclean), and his self-produced cello/vocal/piano covers, which you can see at the YouTube link below.

It is the ultimate gift to be allowed to play this beautiful score for two of the most wonderful people I know.