Show logo for Miss You Like Hell - a stylized illustration of a pick-up truck driving along a hilly roadMiss You Like Hell

A Musical

Feb 24-27, 2022
in the Baker Theatre

Book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Music and lyrics by Erin McKeown

Directed by Jamie McKittrick
Choreographer: Samuel Antonio Reyes
Musical Director: Vincent Trovato

A mother & daughter's journey of a lifetime into the heart of America. 

Whip-smart and deeply imaginative, 16-year-old Olivia hasn't seen her mother, Beatriz, for years. Now on the brink of deportation and hoping to make up for lost time, Beatriz cajoles her daughter into coming along on a cross-country expedition with a deadline. An intense, rambunctious new musical by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes ("In the Heights," "Water by the Spoonful") and acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, "Miss You Like Hell" brings audiences on a desperate, joyous, uniquely American road trip. 

"Powerful & complex. A fresh take on the American road story, filled with people and ideas we rarely get to see onstage." —The New York Times

"Honest and authentic... an unforgettable musical journey." —DCMetro Theater Arts

"It's a treat to spend time with complex Latinx characters who buck stereotypes." —Time Out NY

Playbill [pdf]
Behind-the-Scenes Feature Video
Video Preview
Feature Story


Erin McKeown Composer Erin McKeown
on campus Saturday, Feb. 26

2 pm — How to Build a Lioness
Songwriting Presentation & Conversation

Join musician, writer, and producer Erin McKeown as she takes you on the path from initial idea through composition, orchestration, and production for the song "Lioness" from her Off-Broadway musical Miss You Like Hell. The event is free, and all students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend, as are members of the community.

Recital Hall, Baker Center for the Arts

Sign up now!

Post-Show Talkback

Erin will also join us for a conversation after the 8 pm show on Saturday. All audience members are welcome to stick around to chat with the show's composer!

Sponsored by the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation

Accessible Performance:

Our 2 pm performance on Sunday, Feb. 27 will feature Audio Description for blind and visually impaired patrons, and Open Captioning for Deaf and hard of hearing patrons. Audio Description is a form of audio-visual translation, using natural pauses to insert narrative that translates the visual image into an audible form. Patrons use headsets to hear the audio description. Open Captioning provides the audience with an electronic text display to the side of the stage, displaying lyrics, dialogue, and sound effects in real time.

For accessible seating tickets and further information, please email Jessice Bien, our Director of Operations and Production, at


Thursday, Feb 24, 8 pm
Friday, Feb 25, 8 pm
Saturday, Feb. 26, 8 pm
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 pm*

*Accessible performance featuring Open Captioning and Audio Description. See above for details. 

Content Notice:

This production includes depictions of suicidal ideation and systems of oppression regarding immigration.


Regular Admission: $20
Youth tickets: $8
Campus & LVAIC tickets: $8
  for students, faculty & staff of Muhlenberg & other LVAIC colleges

Available online
or at the box office: 484-664-3333
Mon-Fri: noon – 6 pm

 Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and masks required for all patrons. More info