So excited to be spending the next two weeks putting together a 45 minute presentation of The Loneliest Girl in the World at NAMT! All the folks at the festival have been wonderfully kind and helpful, and our rehearsal room is a collection of some of our favorite humans, old and new. We've got director Michael Berresse and music director Rich Silverstein at the helm...and we have a cast! We’re so excited to have Sam Heldt and Dana Steingold back as Tommy and Sandra/Mary Ann, respectively, and to have Brynn O’Malley playing Anita, Eric William Morris as Bob, Pearl Sun as Kay, and Robert Ariza as Kyle. Tomorrow we bring in Nikola Tomic and Jeremy Yaddaw to complete the crew as our band.
We're gearing up for two presentations: Thursday, October 27 at 4:50pm and Friday, October 28 at 1:30pm. Both performances will take place at New World Stages’ Stage 3 (on the set of Avenue Q!) There will be a standby line for those not officially registered for the festival, and chances are very good that you’ll be able to see it. And, while you’re at it, check out some of the other shows in the festival! The full schedule is available on the NAMT website.
As a little teaser, NAMT is sponsoring a concert, The 46th Minute concert on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30pm also at New World Stages, featuring cut songs from past and present festival presentations. We'll be sharing a song from The Loneliest Girl In the World and a song from Pregnancy Pact (which we shared at the 2011 festival), to be performed by the wonderful Delaney Amatrudo, Sam Heldt, Brynn O'Malley, Johnny Shea. Tickets for the concert are here.
You guys, such an exciting week(s). I only use the word excited three times in the post, but I edited out like ten more.
We had such a lovely time presenting five songs from our new gymnastics musical the Magnificent Seven at Dixon Place earlier this month. And there's video to prove it! You can check out the whole playlist here.
Our first public performance of some brand spanking new material from our gymnastics musical that we've been developing at Fresh Ground Pepper's Playground Play Group is coming up this Thursday, 10/6, at 7:30pm at Dixon Place! We're presenting about 25 minutes of material, and we're co-billed with indubitable multi-hyphenate Adam Stasiw, who will be doing a kick-ass piece with dance, and projections and algorithms, oh my! The whole thing will be under an hour. The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show though, and you can bring your drink in the theater to raise a glass to feats of athletics and multimedia! The deets:
The Magnificent Seven
Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street)
Book and Lyics by Gordon Leary
Music by Julia Meinwald
Tickets are here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10119170
Featuring: Collin Batten, Ally Bonino, Amy Linden, Ellen Condon Macy, Elexis Morton, Gillian Munsayac, Alex Ratner, Lynne Marie Rosenberg, Dana Steingold, Dustin Sullivan & Emily Walton
Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and Kerri Strug made up the first U.S. women’s gymnastics team to win Olympic team gold at the 1996 Atlanta games. The Magnificent Seven imagines their inner lives on the two days of team competition, as they reach for their young dreams and their faces on the Wheaties box, all leading up to a star-making vault heard ’round the world.