The Bus to Buenos Aires

Featuring book & lyrics by Thomas Mizer, music by Curtis Moore and based on a short story by Argentinian poet Fernando Sanchez-Sorondo, The Bus to Buenos Aires is a story of laughter, heart-ache and family–all told in one fifteen-minute musical. 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.

The Bus to Buenos Aires had its New York premiere as part of the Ensemble Studio Theater’s Marathon of One-Act Plays, with a cast that included Sebastian LaCause (Broadway’s Rocky Horror) and Jennie Eisenhower (Barrymore Award Winner).

“…a touching mini-musical.” New York Times

“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.” Broadway World

Listen to the complete 15-minute musical, in three short parts, as performed by Brian d’Arcy James, Marnie Nicolella, Nicole Roberts & Mary Kate McGrath: