CLOSED: THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL Off-Broadway Premiere St Lukes Theatre

Closed Thursday, March 5, 2020

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL Will Make its Off-Broadway Premiere

YAYA KIDS THEATER and TING WANG have announced New York Premiere production of the musical THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, directed and choreographed by the award-winning Greg Ganakas. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, with book by Oxygen Media, lyrics and additional book by Jeff Edmond and music and musical direction by Alastair William King, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL will play a two-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street, NYC). Performances begin Thursday, February 13 and continue through Sunday, February 23. Opening Night is Saturday, February 15 (2 p.m.). Tickets are $29.50-$59.50 and available at telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, the iconic story by Hans Christian Anderson comes to life in this brand new musical adaptation. set to a contemporary score filled with soaring melodies. It’s New Year’s Eve, and the Little Match Girl is forced onto the streets to sell matches to support her family. Cold and alone, her wondrous imagination takes her away from the harsh realities and struggles of her daily life. Armed with match sticks and music, she finds the hope we all need.

“While modernizing this timeless classic, I intend to uplift the tragic story of the Little Match Girl, while staying true to the story and Victorian era costumes and scenery,” says director Ganakas. “Through magical realism, she conjures up images of her family in the most cherished times of her life, offering hope in her time of need. As theater offers escapism, so does the imagination captured by this little girl, and therefore we lose ourselves in her journey.”

The production stars Madi Beumee, Aisling Fiona Fagan, Elizabeth Flanagan, Max P. Fowler, Dayna Grayber, Angelina Gui, Yanni Metaxas, Tony Mowatt, and Christopher Swan.

The production is associate directed by Kelli Barclay (Himself and Nora, Minetta Lane Theatre), features scenic design by Joshua Warner (Pass Over, Brooklyn College), costume design by Gail Baldoni (Miss Saigon, Cape Playhouse), and lighting/projections by Zach Lobel (The Queen at the Crown). Riley Thomas is the stage manager and Katie LaMark is the assistant stage manager. Publicity by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR.

St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street, NYC) just west of 8th ave

Teen Party Massacre! The Musical Opens Off Broadway at St Lukes Theatre CLOSED Jan. 4, 2020

Teen Party Massacre! The Musical

The Off-Broadway World Premiere at St Lukes Theatre, October 26, 2019, of Teen Party Massacre!, a musical celebration of 1980’s slasher films.

After six years, Kurstin Vitae has been released from St. Job’s Asylum after having witnessed the brutal slaying of her sister and her friends at a birthday party. It’s the anniversary of the slaughter and her parents are out of town, so she invites some friends over for company. The party is great: they laugh, sing, have pizza, and are terrorized by a psycho with a drill.

Teen Party Massacre! Stage reading was produced at Polaris North for three nights to a standing room only crowd.

Teen Party Massacre! The Musical Cast Members:

Emily Iocovozzi, Sasha Butcher, Karlin Smith, Marisa Pizzuto, Quintin Michael, Jody Hinkley, Christopher McHugh, Joshua Bernard-Kriegl, Brian Keith Graziani, Greg N. Solomon, Sean Farrelly, Teddy Li, Gloria Antonios, Rina Maejima, Emily Samuelson, Bobby O’ Leary

Teen Party Massacre! The Musical Creative Team

Author / Music / Lyrics: Justin Holcomb & John Ivy
Director: Justin Holcomb
Choreographer: Rina Maejima
Producer: John Lant
Press Agent: Local Theatre NY

Teen Party Massacre! on Instagram

St. Luke’s Theatre , 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) New York NY 10036

CLOSED: 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

CLOSED – “The Book of Merman” 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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CLOSED: “Intrusion” Opens St. Lukes Theatre Aug. 8, 2018

Intrusion opened Wednesday August 8, 2018 at St. Lukes Theatre . Running through September 27.

Intrusion-Off-Broadway-Show-Tickets-176-072518.jpgIntrusion Summary

Intrusion is set 20 years into the future, where sexual violence has been eradicated. That is, until one woman comes forward about her rape. The production examines how we all perpetuate rape culture through the expose of different sectors of society. Over the span of one hour and through her portrayal of a college student, journalist, prosecutor, day trader, politician psychologist, school kid, and professor, Qurrat Ann Kadwani evaluates the flaws in a society where rape is supposedly eradicated, helping to raise awareness about sexual violence and combat systemic oppression.

Get Tickets now at Telecharge

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St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

CLOSED: “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

CLOSED : “WICKED FROZEN” the untold parody musical St Lukes Theatre

Wicked Frozen begins previews at St. Lukes Theatre, playing Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm. on March 25, 2018. Opening date is April 8, 2018, Closed January 6, 2019

Wicked Frozen is the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses and other stuff like that. (PG-13; Mild language)

Wicked Frozen is a high-energy grown-up parody mash-up of Wicked and Frozen, both celebrating and skewering these two wildly successful pop culture phenomenons. When Adele Dazeem and her teacher Kristen Chenobell become trapped in a Boston classroom during a freak blizzard, things take a turn for the absurd, as Adele sets off on a journey through the magical land of Scandinorfindelle. Wicked Frozen is not only a subversive satire on six cups of coffee, but also a reminder that even when things may only ‘be okay,’ it’s the people around us that truly matter.

To purchase tickets go to TELECHARGE

Wicked Frozen Cast Members:

Kathleen Armenti, Lily Davis, Allison Frasca, Wills Jacobs, Tyler Joseph, Vanessa Magula, Jake McKenna, Chris Evan Simpson, Natalie Sullivan, Bethany Nicole Taylor, and Meagan Wells.

Wicked Frozen Creative Team

Executive Producer: John Lant 
Creators: Zoe Farmingdale & Toby Singer
Director: Zoe Farmingdale
Choreographer: Zoe Farmingdale
Music Direction: Toby Singer
Lighting Design: Maarten Cornelis
Costume Design: Jennifer Anderson 
Producing Associate: Tim Hays, Danielle Vejar, Jamie Ades 
Publicity / Marketing: Stephen Sunderlin – Sunpro Inc.

 

For more info go to  Wicked Frozen Official Website