Seen Change!  ·  2015

When an apprentice inadvertently defies age-old theater superstition, everything goes wrong for an out-of-town musical on its final day of rehearsal. Calamity and chaos abound in A Broken Umbrella Theatre’s original musical Seen Change!, which pays homage to the work that goes into creating theater and to the legacies left behind. 

This show goes beyond the footlights to celebrate 100 years of theater at the historic Shubert New Haven. singing stage managers, tap dancing technicians, and panicking producers. 

…lovingly presented, imaginatively staged and enthusiastically performed.
— Frank Rizzo, The Hartford Courant
A tribute to the Shubert, New Haven theater, and the dedication of theater workers, Seen Change! finds comedy and romance in the drama of putting on a show while putting on a show. The “showmance” of seeing Broken Umbrella, which has staged theater everywhere but on a stage, on stage at the Shubert makes for a delightfully New Haven-y event.
— Donald Brown, New Haven Independent

Cast, crew, and Production Team

Visit this page to learn more about the team that worked on Seen Change.


What starts off as an era-mashing “Noises Off” eventually turns into a valentine to the Shubert — celebrating its 100th anniversary — and to theater itself and all the people who help make it.
— The Hartford Courant

Community Partners

Shubert Theater
Taft Apartments

Seen Change! was conceived and created by A Broken Umbrella Theatre in celebration of the Shubert Theater’s 100th anniversary. The production was made possible with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.