We are so proud to announce the show won for BEST FAMILY MUSICAL in the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards.
The New York Times compared the show to both Kafka and Katy Perry. Go figure. The show is about a 6-year-old girl who gets gum stuck in her hair and Lucy-Ethel-esque hijinks that ensue.
We broke box-office records at Vital Theatre; and a great run downtown at Theatre 80 (where Silence! The Musical opened its Off-Broadway run. From "lotion in the basket" to "gum in her hair." We are definitely way more family friendly...). Slience also won the the Off-Broadway Alliance Award, but not for Best Family Musical (it's up for Best Musical).
Check back for more info about a possible summer run of the show!
Speargrove Presents, the show that New York Theatre Barn commissioned from composer Brandon James Gwinn and me, had a phenomenal developmental production - it was a dream experience with an inspiring cast.
The winner of a NAMT Writers Residency Grant, the show is about what happens to two families in a North Texas town when the drama teacher chooses Rent as the school musical. Many thanks to everyone who gave to our Rockethub Campaign - we were 101% funded.
Directed by Joe Barros and Laura Brandel, with Musical DIrection by Jason Wetzel, the cast featured Kristen da Costa, Scott Denny*, Noah Galvin* (The Burnt Part Boys), Alexa Green* (Wicked), Jessica Kent, Carolyn Mignini* (Tintypes), Ariela Morgenstern* (I Married Wyatt Earp), Jake Odmark* (Really Really), Charlie Owens* (A Man of No Importance), Erin Leigh Peck* (Toxic Avenger), Michael Pesce*, Babs Rubenstein*, Anthony Romeo* (Seussical) and Shorey Walker* (Seussical). Production Stage Manager Caitlin Lyons.* Line Producing/Casting by Jason Najjoum.
*These Actors and Stage Manager appeared courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. An Equity Approved Showcase
Read more - and click below to hear some of the songs.
CLICK ON A SONG TITLE TO LISTEN:
Small Town Story | Shine/Turn It Off | A Different Light | Live Here
Normally | Careful What You Wish For | That's What It Does
Red Hook, which runs on SHOWTIME and NETFLIX, and is available on DVD on AMAZON, is now part of a trio of Horror flicks on BluRay™ along with two other movies. One of them stars PonyBoy Curtis himself, C. Thomas Howell (who incidentally also played a serial killer on Criminal Minds). The other movie features Corbin Bernsen of L.A. Law fame.
Check out the Red Hook trailer: