A New Brain is Full of Catchy Songs

A New Brain—book and lyrics by William Finn, book by Finn and James Lapine and directed by Zandi Carlson—makes for uplifting musical theater about valuing every moment and making the most of second chances. Heart, time, and music are the main ingredients to “make a song” that recur in this energetic production from STAGEright Theatre in the tiny Black Box Theatre at Seattle Center.

William Finn set out to write a “musical documentary” in 1998,