Popsical Festival: Original Pop-Culture Musicals Opens Feb. 10, 2019 St. Lukes Theatre

Popsical Festival: Original Pop Culture Musicals, is the inaugural festival focusing on pop-culture fixtures from the past and current topography by four emerging musical theatre creators and composers.

Each Sunday night 2 plays will perform one in each act.

Festival A Performs Sundays February 10 – March 31 @ 7:30pm
includes The Scarlet Savior / The Great Cat Massacre

The Scarlet Savior: A Superhero Musical Comedy (A)by Lily Dwoskin and Austin Nuckols

In The Scarlet Savior, Maggie Sullivan, a small town superhero, gets hired by Superheros Inc. to take over as New York City’s first female superhero in the wake of the famous Powerfist’s murder by New York’s villain, The Siren. But life isn’t a comic book and Maggie soon learns that the lines between heroes and villains aren’t so clearly drawn.

Director: Lori Steinberg
Music Director: Austin Nuckols
Choreographer: Tara Forseth
Book: Lily Dwoskin & Austin Nuckols
Lyrics: Lily Dwoskin
Music: Austin Nuckols

The Great Cat Massacre by Greg Moss & Casey O’Neil (A)

The Great Cat Massacre is a tale about classism, sexism, and what happens when the rich choose to believe alternative facts with eager hysteria. Set in 18th century Paris, this show follows two apprentice printers who convince the neighborhood that their beloved cats are possessed by demons. The resulting slaughter is the worst event of feline history.

Director: Nina Kauffman
Music Director: Austin Nuckols
Choreographer: Josh Israel
Book, Music, and Lyrics: Greg Moss and Casey O’Neil


Beginning April 7, 2019 – Festival B

Festival B Performs Sundays April 7 – May 26 @ 7:30pm
includes Geeks / #Adulting

Geeks! The Musical! by Tom Misuraca (B)
Geeks! The Musical! follows the adventures of a gaggle of geeks through a Comic Book/Sci-Fi Convention. Will the geek boy find true love and a mint copy of Batman #92? Will the artist and Goth girl sell their avant-garde comic? Will the has-been sci-fi actor get cast in the remake of his old TV show? These questions and more will be answered as they sing, dance and debate if Batman could beat Spider-Man in a fight! Be square, be there!

Director: John Lant
Book & Lyrics: Tom Misuraca
Music: Ruth Judkowitz

#Adulting by Natalie Elder and John Ervin Brooks (B)
Imagine the Millennial version of Seinfeld. Now imagine it set to classical music.#Adulting is a series of operatic sketch comedies about four 20-something roommates trying to figure out how to be grown-ups. Drew has to become more patient with his friends, Ruth needs to be less dependent on technology, Tony must master basic life skills, and Bucket… well, maybe Bucket has it all figured out.

Director: Nina Kauffman
Music Director: Austin Nuckols
Libretto: Natalie Elder
Music: John Ervin Brooks
Additional Libretto: Stefan Melnyk & Austin Nuckols

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