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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“The Book of Merman” opened October 5, 2018 at St. Lukes Theatre

“The Book of Merman” opens October 5, 2018 at St. Lukes Theatre. Final Performance Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

*** Two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell of Ethel Merman and hilarity ensues in this new musical comedy. “The Book of Merman” is a diva-driven journey featuring original songs and show-stopping ballads. It’s delightful. It’s delicious. It’s de-Merman!  ***

The Book of Merman Original Cast Members *** Carly Sakolove, Chad Burris, Kyle Ashe Wilkinson. ***

*** For more info: BookOfMermanMusical.com

 

***The Book of Merman Creative Team***

Music and Lyrics by Leo Schwartz
Book: Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro
Director/ Choreographer: Joe Langworth
Music Director: Aaron Benham

For tickets contact Telecharge

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St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street

(between 8th and 9th Avenues)

New York NY 10036
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“PINKALICIOUS ” now at St. Lukes Theare

Opened at  St. Lukes Theatre Aug 25, 2018

Pinkalicious-Musical-Off-Broadway-Show-Tickets-176-072518Pinkalicious The Musical Summary

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company presents its long-running hit Pinkalicious The Musical, now in it 11th Year running off-Broadway. The one-hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the best-selling children’s book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musical adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond based on the original direction of Suzu McConnell-Wood.

In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Pinkalicious The Musical Special Information

Vital Theatre Company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. It commissions and produces three to five musicals for children each season. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company has been honored with the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, two Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off Broadway Review, and has received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being “a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices” (Off-Off Broadway Review). Vital Theatre Company has presented over 100 original productions for hundreds of thousands of children and their families.

Pinkalicious The Musical Cast Members:

Amber Dickerson, Sean Jones, Elora Daniels, Amy Weintraub, Luke Doyle

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“It Came from Beyond – The Musical” St.Lukes Theatre

It Came From Beyond is a family friendly musical comedy described as Grease meets War of the Worlds with comic books, aliens, and 1950’s dancing.  It Came From Beyond opens Tuesday April 10, 2018 at St Lukes Theatre ( 308 W. 46 St.) To purchase tickets, click thru to TELECHARGE

It Came From Beyond takes place in a high school science classroom in 1959 and switches between two parallel stories. It centers on the nerdy, high school geek whose only chance to save the popular, beautiful girl that he loves, is to find the secret hidden in a new comic book called It Came From Beyond. In the parallel story, an astronomer seeks the same secret in order to stop an attack on Planet Earth from aliens from outer space.

The show has licensed film clips from 1950s sci-fi movies such as Invaders From Mars, Brain From Planet Arous, Hideous Sun Demon, Devil Girl From Mars, The Flying Saucer, and Plan 9 From Outer Space.

It Came From Beyond is a comedy with characters that you can root for, a plot that will take you in, and unforgettable songs destined to be standards that will have the audience singing as they leave the theatre. It is suitable for all audiences and has a positive message.

One newspaper described the play as Grease meets War of the Worlds. Comic books, aliens, 1950’s dancing, and its music couldn’t be more relevant with parody songs like “American Way,” “They’re Here,” “Find a Hero,” and “Are You One of Them?” playfully set against the backdrop of paranoid Cold War propaganda.

For More Information : It Came From Beyond

*Six Ovation Award nominations from Los Angeles Stage Alliance including Best Musical and Best Writing of a Musical.

“thoroughly entertaining” – Los Angeles Times “Recommended”

“hilarious ….the next Rocky Horror Show” – The Pasadena Weekly

“hysterical … the lyrics are a riot” – NYTheatre

* By popular demand, had its run extended at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

It Came from Beyond – The Musical Cast Members:

Ryan Ball, Kaitlyn Baldwin, David R. Doumeng, Maureen Duke, Clint Hromsco, Adam Kee, Natalie Michaels, Kayleen Seidl, Danicah Waldo, Bryan S. Walton

It Came from Beyond – The Musical Creative Team

Executive Producer / Artistic Director: John Lant
Producers: Tamra Pica & Write Act Repertory
Writer: Cornell Christianson
Composers & Lyricists: Stephen M. Schwartz, Norman E. Thalheimer
Director: Jim Blanchette
Choreographer: Mark Blowers
Music Direction: Austin Nuckols
Assistant Director / Assistant Choreographer: Maureen Duke
Casting Director: Tamra Pica Casting
Lighting Design: Maarten Cornelis
Costume Design: Jennifer Anderson
Production Stage Manager: Lauren Winnenberg
Producing Associate: Tim Hays, Danielle Vejar, Jamie Ades
Publicity / Marketing: Stephen Sunderlin – Sunpro Inc
Additional Marketing: Roger Gonzalez and Local Theatre NY.com

” This One’s for the Girls”, a musical, opens 2 pm, Oct 7 at St Luke’s Theatre

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This One’s for the Girls” isn’t just for the girls! “This Ones for the Girls” This fascinating and original new musical looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through 40 popular standards. From the sad laments of fragile female victims (“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”) to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”), This One’s for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that’s certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everything in between! www.FortheGirlsTheMusical.com

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS

A NEW MUSICAL BY DOROTHY MARCIC
FEATURING BROADWAY’S JANA ROBBINS

TO BEGIN PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 7

 

Opening Night is October 27 at St. Luke’s Theatre!
THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS, a new musical by Dorothy Marcic, is set to begin Off-Broadway performances Saturday, October 7th. Opening Night will be October 27th at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District.
 
Under the direction of Tamara Kangas Erickson, THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS will star Traci Bair (Cirque Dreams, Pandora’s Box), Aneesa Folds (Ragtime, Sistas), Jana Robbins (Broadway’s Gypsy, I Love My Wife, Crimes of the Heart), and Haley Swindal (Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center), with musical direction by Zachary Ryan.
 

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLSisn’t just for the girls! This fascinating and original new musical looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through 40 Top 40 hits. From the sad laments of fragile female victims (“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”) to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”), THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS is a high-energy celebration of American women that’s certain to thrill men, women and everything in between!

 

Writer Dorothy Marcic also created the hit musical Sistas, now in its sixth smash year. Sistas is the longest-running African American musical in New York history. Her first musical RESPECT (the genesis for THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS) played in over 70 U.S. cities. Dr. Marcic is a professor at Columbia University, a former Fulbright Scholar and author of 14 books including Managing with the Wisdom of Love, Respect: Women and Popular Music and, most recently, Love Lift Me Higher.
Presented by William Franzblau.

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THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS will play Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.)
For tickets please click through to Telecharge  or call 212-239-6200.

Write Act Rep’s FRANKENSTEIN Musical at St. Luke’s Theatre

Write Act Rep’s FRANKENSTEIN Musical begins previews at St. Luke’s Theatre – October 2, 2017

Producers John Lant, Tamra Pica and Write Act Repertory have announced the world premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley‘s novel about the human need for love and companionship, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota and directed by Clint Hromsco.

Frankenstein: a new musical, based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship.

Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end human mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.

“it is a success of a show that should be considered something great in the realm of musical theater.” BroadwayWorld

“…takes the audience by the ears” TheaterScene

“Sirota…imbues his show with the serious philosophical underpinnings of Shelley’s original” –Off Off On Line

 

Based on Mary Shelley‘s classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN is neither a comedy nor a parody, but a sweeping, romantic musical that is true to its source material and revolves around the question of “Without love, what is life?” Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end man’s mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, he grants none to his creation.

Eric B. Sirota (Book, Music and Lyrics) is a composer and playwright, as well as an established research scientist and fellow of the American Physical Society, with a PhD in Physics from Harvard and over 90 highly cited publications and 20 patents. Under the title “Day of Wrath”, Frankenstein was an Official Selection of The New York Musical Festival’s Reading Series in 2015 and also received a reading as part of the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series. Another one of his musicals, Your Name On My Lips, an original love story, played at Theater for the New City in March 2017.

Featured in the original cast: Daniel Bristoll, Jonathan Cobrda, Amy Londyn, Benjamin M. Haupt, Cait Kiley, Stephanie Lourenco Viegas and Gabriella Marzetta.

The current cast includes: Erick Sanchez-Canahuate, Kevin Reher, Gabriella Marzetta, Amy Weintraub, Adam Kee, Stephan Amenta, Stephanie Lourenco Viegas,,Bryan Walton, Jennifer Smith,

Original Music direction and arrangements by Anessa Marie and lighting design by Marteen Cornelis. Casting by Tamra Pica Casting. Current Music Direction is by Austin Nuckols

The production will preview on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm and open on Monday, October 9 at 7:00 pm. Performances run Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Theatre, located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets cost between $20 and $99 and can be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit stlukestheatre.com. For more about the show, go to www.thefrankensteinmusical.com.

John Lant (Producing Artistic Director) is a 35-year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over 600 television, film, music tours, and theatrical productions as a creative director, consultant, and/or above the line entity.

Under the artistic leadership of John Lant since 2003, WRITE ACT REPERTORY has produced over 30 Mainstage and 75 original one-act plays in Los Angeles and New York City. Write Act Repertory is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Repertory also produces rarely seen works and unfinished musicals by composers who passed before their work was completed. Go to www.writeactrep.org for more.

 

Now Playing “Sistas The Musical” – Sat & Sun – 4:30 PM

Now Playing at St Lukes Theatre – Saturdays and Sundays- 4:30 PM

SISTAS THE MUSICAL is a musical journey  of African-American women from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé

3time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a musical journey of a multi generational  African-American family.Using the lyrics of  songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horn,  Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and many others.

Sistas is a musical play that tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs, of being Black in America; of being  a woman in America – as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family.

“After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”

Moving from the days of Jim Crow to the present,  the narrative is presented through songs like Strange Fruit, Society’s  Child, Taint Nobody’s Business, right up to the present with more  contemporary songs of worth and independence – I am Not My Hair by  India Arie, Alicia Keyes’ A Woman’s Worth, Golden by Jill  Scott.

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Sistas: the Musical, the story of African-American women through Top-40 music, is produced by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle, written by Dorothy Marcic (writer of “RESPECT: The Musical,” which has played in 20 cities), and directed by Kenneth Ferrone.